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Queer California: Untold Stories

In Spring 2019, the Oakland Museum of California will present a major exhibition exploring California’s LGBTQ+ history and culture. Going beyond mainstream narratives, Queer California: Untold Stories will deepen and expand our understanding of this history through a multifaceted exhibition. Visitors will experience powerful examples of social activism through contemporary artwork and historical materials and view rarely-seen artifacts, archival documents, photographs, costumes, and ephemera such as zines, stickers, and flyers. The exhibition aligns important milestones in LGBTQ+ culture with lesser-known stories, focusing on a diversity of queer identities, civil rights, and resistance to oppression.

 Visitors themselves can share the locations and groups in California that have been a part of their personal experiences in a participatory gallery display that reflects the range of the state's queer history and the places that those outside of the norm may have found that they fit in. Queer California presents a future of possibility; through themes of memory, mourning, anger, desire, and hope, this exhibition draws on histories of struggle for self-determination to help us imagine a more inclusive future. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

The materials in the OMCA Press Room are made available to members of the media for non-commercial use in print and online promotion of permanent galleries, exhibitions and events. Any other use requires OMCA prior written permission. If you are downloading images, please include the appropriate photo and copyright attribution (found in Credits document in each press image gallery). Additional images are available by request. If you have any questions regarding the use or distribution of these materials, please contact Lindsay Wright at 510-318-8467 or lwright@museumca.org. If you are not a member of the media, please refer to OMCA's Contact Us page to find the appropriate contact information for the party you hope to reach.