Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Steph Curry wearing Ghost Ship Fire tribute sneakers on the court. Photo by Noah Graham/NBA Photos
    February 1–April 2, 2017

    Get up close with three pairs of sneakers in a display that embodies the spirit of Oakland Strong. Worn by Steph Curry, NBA All Star and point guard for the Golden State Warriors, and on loan from an anonymous collector, each pair of these shoes comes to OMCA with a different story.

  • 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

    Tread your way through a huge collection of over 140 rare and iconic kicks from legendary collectors and designers, and learn how the sneaker has evolved from athletic wear into a cultural force in fashion and self-expression—and for some, an obsession.

  • 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

  • April 1–July 23, 2017

    Pairing new work by perception-bending Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass with crowns, scepters, portraits, and banners bearing the insignia of the Empresses and Emperors who have served the Imperial Court of San Francisco, one of the oldest LGBT organizations in the world, this exhibition draws connections between creative practices that are playful, political, and subversive at the same time.

  • Roy De Forest, Black Dog, 1973. Art © Estate of Roy De Forest/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
    April 29–August 20, 2017

    Take a journey into the colorful universe of the art of Roy De Forest. Personal and dream-like, Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest is the first full career retrospective of one of northern California’s most influential artists.

  • 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

View OMCA's past exhibitions