Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Julie Plasencia, 952 Chester Street, 2003. Giclée print, 16" h x 16" w. Courtesy of the artist [detail]
    July 23–October 30, 2016

    What does home mean to you? Oakland, I want you to know… gets at the heart of this important question during a time of accelerating social, economic, and demographic change in West Oakland, as seen through the eyes of the community.

  • Through Fall 2016

    Celebrate the Golden State Warriors’ 2015 NBA Championship and 2015-16 record-breaking season in this new installation in the Gallery of California History. Get up close with authentic 2015 championship memorabilia and items worn by individual players. 

  • Through June 2017

    This 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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Unknown maker, Untitled (Clenched Fist), circa 1965. Wood, 3(d) x 5.5(h) in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Museum Purchase.
    October 8, 2016–February 12, 2017

    Coinciding with the Black Panther Party's 50th anniversary in October 2016, the exhibition All Power to the People presents a contemporary view on the legacy of this visionary group, told from multiple perspectives. 

  • PUMA x Undefeated, Clyde Gametime Gold, 2012. PUMA Archives. Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum
    December 22, 2016–April 2, 2017

    A fashion staple and cultural icon, sneakers are worn by millions of people and seem to transcend generations and socioeconomic status. Explore the significance, complex design history, and evolution of these shoes in Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, the first exhibition of its kind in the United States, opening at OMCA in December 2016.

  • Dorothea Lange, Crossroads General Store, circa 1938. © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California, City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor.
    May 13, 2017–August 13, 2017

    Presenting approximately 100 photographs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the artist’s gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California, this exhibition takes a unique approach to a beloved American photographer by examining how her artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation’s history.

Past Exhibitions

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