What makes a plant become more than a plant? Join the budding conversation in the first-ever museum exhibition to focus on marijuana in California today. Explore the evolving attitudes, controversial issues, and public perceptions surrounding the world’s most provocative plant, and add your voice to the conversation!
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April 16–September 25, 2016
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.
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.
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.
May 13–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.
View OMCA's past exhibitions