Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Jesse Hernandez, Danza de Los Muertos [concept sketch], 2014. Courtesy of the artist.
    October 8, 2014–January 4, 2015

    This 20th anniversary exhibition at OMCA highlights contributions from pioneers of Days of the Dead celebrations in the Bay Area and newer voices that continue to evolve this living tradition, including works from Jose Guadalupe Posada, Carmen Lomas Garza, Patssi Valdez, and Jesse Hernandez, among others.

  • Diego Rivera Allegory of California (detail), 1931.The City Club of San Francisco, Stock Exchange Tower, 2014. Photograph by Johnna Arnold © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
    September 20, 2014–April 12, 2015

    This major collaboration brings together important works from SFMOMA and OMCA's collections, exploring how California artists have influenced and been influenced by artists, trends, and cultures on national and international levels.

  • May 23, 2014–May 31, 2015

    This installation in the Gallery of California History co-curated with faculty and students at San Diego State University highlights the economic and social impact of the largest and longest-running comics convention.

  • Friday, January 17, 2014–Sunday, January 4, 2015

    OMCA opens the vaults to showcase the very best in California landscape art from the museum’s holdings, including works by Ansel Adams, David Hockney, Arthur Mathews, Richard Misrach, Imogen Cunningham, Eadweard Muybridge, and more.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • January 31–September 20, 2015

    A new exhibition takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment, through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media.

  • February 14–June 21 2015

    In this exhibition, 23 works by San Francisco-based photographer Marion Gray capture performances, dance, and installations by some of the most significant artists in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • Model outrigger canoe | wa'a. Wood, cotton twine, 18.5 in. x 8.5 in. x 3.125 in. Collection of Oakland Museum of California, Gift of Mrs. C. L. Mitchell
    May 30, 2015–January 10, 2016

    Pacific Worlds, a new major exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, explores California's historical and contemporary place in the Pacific region, through rarely-seen objects from the Pacific Islands.

Exhibitions at Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions