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  • Oakland artist Jet Martinez painted a mural of Monarch Butterflies at the Oakland Museum of California
    October 18, 2017–January 14, 2018

    This year, OMCA’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly. Known for its mass migration each winter, this butterfly’s journey spans several generations, all of whom follow the same routes their ancestors took.

  • Museum visitors inside Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown by FriendsWithYou at the Oakland Museum of California
    October 7, 2017–January 21, 2018

    Discover an immersive exhibition that blurs the lines between imagination and reality. Experience the world premiere of Nature’s Gift by FriendsWithYou. This larger-than-life sculpture glows with a rainbow of color and promises plenty of dazzling surprises. Bring a friend—joy is best when shared. 

  • Portraits of African American men interviewed in video art installation Question Bridge
    September 29, 2017–February 25, 2018

    After a widely successful showing in 2012, Question Bridge: Black Males returns to the Oakland Museum of California this fall. Immerse yourself in intimate videos—woven together and arranged to simulate face-to-face conversations between participants—among a diverse group of 150 black men across the United States.

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions