Press Release

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 7:19pm
OMCA PRESENTS NEW ADDITIONS TO GALLERY OF CALIFORNIA HISTORY

A dynamic new section of the Oakland Museum of California's (OMCA) Gallery of California History invites visitors to explore the breakthroughs, trends, and stereotypes that have defined California over the past thirty-five years. The new section titled California: To Be Continued... offers museum visitors a fresh look at California's recent past.

With interactive elements and walk-through environments, California: To Be Continued... presents a multitude of timely and transformative subjects. In one walk-in installation-modeled after a Silicon Valley garage-visitors can explore recent advances in high tech. Another section, called Negotiating the Border, examines immigration from a variety of perspectives.
A provocative installation called Influencing the World? reflects upon how California has been the birthplace of countless ideas that have had global reverberations. From computer animation to Burning Man to the Edible Schoolyard, the themes explored in Influencing the World? showcase California as an unparalleled hotbed of innovative thinking.

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