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Special Exhibition

Calli: The Art of Xicanx Peoples
On view now
Experience “this Summer’s Not-To-Miss Visual Art”
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Spotlight Sundays: Panel Talk and Presentation with Chicana Artists Celia H. Rodriguez, Yreina D. Cervantez, and Cherrie Moraga

This artist talk will showcase the art and practice of renowned artists Celia H. Rodriguez, Yreina D. Cervantez, and Cherrie Moraga featured in OMCA’s newest special exhibition, Calli: The Art of Xicanx Peoples. These seasoned Chicana artists will share their over forty years of public praxis, informed by feminism and Xicanx Indigenous perspectives. We are honored to host these celebrated womxn on our OMCA stage. Please join us for this important and lively conversation.

This Spotlight Sundays program is a part of our exhibition programming for Calli: The Art of Xicanx Peoples

Friday Nights at OMCA with The Whoadees

July’s final addition to Friday Nights at OMCA brings The Whoadees to the Garden stage! Self-described as “a gumbo of styles and sounds from around the globe including roots sounds of world music, Hip Hop, funk, and jazz,” the Whoadees stay true to their Bay Area roots by bringing a fusion of multiple genres to the mix inspiring you to dance or simply close your eyes and be filled with soulful sounds.

Friday Nights at OMCA with BULULÚ

Let the summer heat and Friday Nights at OMCA ignite you this August! BULULÚ sets our Garden stage alight with an electrifying blend of Latin dance music and Caribbean rhythms that’s guaranteed to get you and your crew dancing. BULULÚ is sure to make this Friday Nights at OMCA full of savory beats, engaging performances, and even a few exciting surprises along the way. 

Friday Nights at OMCA with Artelia Green & The Bandanas

Friday Nights at OMCA is offering up powerful vibrations with live music performances from Artelia Green & The Bandanas and Let’s Lab w/ Shanté!. Artelia Green & The Bandanas craft an immersive sound experience that brings audiences to a different time and space. Blending together gospel and funk, Artelia Green & The Bandanas invites audiences to contend with grief on the road to transcendence. Let’s Lab w/ Shanté! offers healing tones as Shanté is set to share her warm and cozy blend of Hip Hop, R&B, and rap that is sure to inspire you.

Galleries & Garden

Gallery of California Art
Gallery of California History
Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Spotlight on OMCA


The annual CAMMY Award recognizes extraordinary museum supporters, professionals, and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to California museums. OMCA is elated to announce that this year, CAM has recognized one of our very own, Executive Director and CEO, Lori Fogarty! This award highlights her dedicated leadership throughout her extensive career, including within her role of nearly two decades at OMCA, an institution that centers community engagement, field innovation, and a commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Congratulations, Lori!


The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded OMCA one of only six recipients of the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries making significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.



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