OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • Ayanna Reed, Director of Human Resources at the Oakland Museum of California
    February 2, 2018
    One summer during my college years I interned for the Port of Oakland, one of largest shipping ports in the country. I was a business student at the time and the internship gave me a fascinating opportunity for on-the-job training. The internship turned out to be a great, low-stakes introduction to navigating office politics and learning more of the emotional intelligence and soft skills I would need later in my professional career.
  • Still from i gave myself space to go back...pt II (2016), courtesy of Yetunde Olagbaju
    February 2, 2018
    Have you ever wanted to travel back—or forward—in time? Oakland-based artist Yetunde Olagbaju gets it, and she finds her own way to do just that. In her multidisciplinary creative practice, she explores the notion of visiting past selves and ancestors, among other compelling topics. Her ethereal and enigmatic video i gave myself space to go back...pt II (2016) is on view through March 4, 2018, in the Oakland Museum of California’s Gallery of California Art. 
  • Portrait of intern Austen Wianecki posed with text "Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing."
    February 1, 2018
    As a Museum Studies graduate student and East Bay resident, landing an internship at the Oakland Museum of California was really a dream come true. From July to August 2017, I was the Evaluation and Visitor Insights intern, working specifically on the 2017 exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.
  • Ron Nagle sitting in his studio
    January 22, 2018
    Here at OMCA, we are big fans of Articulate with Jim Cotter, a weekly public television show from WHYY, Philadelphia’s PBS and NPR member-station, that explores how creative thinkers help shape our understanding of the world to share selections from the series. Articulate presents a mix of topic features and profiles of some of today’s leading artists, including great thinkers based in California.
  • Hanging herb pots in a kitchen
    January 12, 2018
    Although winter is a time we think of hibernating animals and fallow land, many of us are tending late-blooming crops in California while others are already planning their spring planting. Inspired by the farmers and gardeners who grow produce featured in our newest exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, these favorite picks from the OMCA Store will help you put down your own roots—indoors and out. 

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