What we believe
At the Oakland Museum of California, our identity and mission of connecting communities to the cultural and environmental heritage of California, extends far beyond the Museum walls. At the heart of our mission is OMCA’s long-standing commitment to engagement and partnerships within the community. Also known as the “Museum of the people,” OMCA’s legacy of engaging in deep relationships with individuals, organizations and diverse communities has helped to shape space for a range of community voices, in a variety of programs and exhibitions.
What we do
OMCA is continuing to engage Oakland in participatory arts projects outside the museum’s walls, through OMCA Connect. OMCA Connect brings together community members, professional artists, community-based organizations, and Museum staff to create participatory arts projects in community spaces and surrounding neighborhoods. The Oakland Rover, OMCA’s “mobile museum,” is one of the many tools used.
We Dream in Art Mural Banner Project
This summer and fall, the Oakland Rover will take free participatory art activities to public spaces in Oakland's San Antonio, Chinatown, Uptown and West Oakland neighborhoods. Participant artwork and portraits will be featured in a temporary mural banner at OMCA along Oak Street and the neighboring buildings.
OMCA Connect Events
|March 6||11:30 am–1:30 pm||California Association of Museums 2014 Conference in Napa|
OMCA Connect is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.