OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • A black and white image of OMCA's peace terrace with Lake Merritt in the background
    June 11, 2019
    Brittany Bradley, OMCA’s Intellectual Property and Imaging Coordinator, not only handles photographing, digitizing, and reproducing collection materials at the Museum, she’s also a skilled wet-plate collodion photographer. We sat down with Brittany to talk about how her artistic passion combines with work in OMCA’s newest exhibition, Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell.
  • A black and white photograph of a woman with her arms crossed sitting at a table that has posters and buttons promoting Women's Liberation
    March 28, 2019
    For Women’s History Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has brought back its annual social media challenge to ask, “Can you name five women artists?” Faced with inequality in the arts world, this challenge is meant to inspire conversation and bring awareness about incredible women to a large audience.
  • Alicia Goode works meticulously on a taxidermy seagull inside of a workshop
    February 28, 2019
    Are you interested in the behind-the-scenes of OMCA? Have you ever wondered what it takes to build exhibitions, or take care of taxidermy? We asked OMCA Preparator Supervisor and Taxidermist Alicia Goode six questions on what it’s like to build, install, and maintain our Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences.
  • A teacher and students look up and point at something out of frame
    February 15, 2019
    OMCA extends a warm invitation to families impacted by the OUSD teacher strike. From Wednesday through Friday, 11 am–5 pm, adults will pay regular admission, while children who attend Oakland Unified may visit for free during the strike.
  • A Black Power fist made of construction paper
    February 8, 2019
    In honor of Black History Month, we are sharing the many different ways you can remember important people and events in Black history right here at OMCA. From artists to activists, and everything in between, our galleries highlight numerous people whose contributions to American history should be celebrated this and every month. Here are some ways you can celebrate with us.

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