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  • Museum visitors pose in front of Favianna Rodriguez's Migration Is Beautiful artwork at the Oakland Museum of California Days of the Dead exhibition.
    October 31, 2017
    Favianna Rodriguez firmly believes in the power of art to inspire lasting social change. Her piece in this year’s Days of the Dead exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration, guest curated by Evelyn Orantes, reflects on the theme of immigration; her previous works have addressed global politics, inequality, gender justice, climate change, and sexual freedom.
  • Friday Nights at OMCA is a family-friendly fun thing to do
    October 30, 2017
    This November we’re excited to share a full month of events with you from keeping your extended family entertained to supporting OMCA through Museum Store Sunday. 
  • Museum visitors recline next to a glowing inflatable sculpture Nature's Gift at Oakland Museum of California
    October 23, 2017
    Inside OMCA’s new exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown, you have unbridled permission to play—or lie down! Inside this Astroturf-lined room, you’ll find a row of silky hammocks, full-size bean bags and seating cushions, and, of course, an enormous inflatable sculpture—not quite plant or animal, but definitely not human—that stretches up to the ceiling and emits a rainbow of light.
  • People in costumes dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller at the Oakland Museum of California
    October 22, 2017
    We have many traditions at OMCA, and Thriller Night during Halloween weekend at Friday Nights @ OMCA is one of our favorites! On Friday, October 27 from 5–10 pm, join us—in costume, of course—to learn the dance movies to Thriller at 6:30 pm. Don't miss the special spooky surprise at the end of the night (head towards the 10th Street Amphitheater around 8:45).
  • Days of the Dead skeleton skull mugs at the OMCA Store
    October 20, 2017
    Get in the Fall spirit with the OMCA Store, featuring a fresh selection of Days of the Dead-themed artwork, apparel, decorations, and more in conjunction with our new Days of the Dead exhibition, Metamorphosis & Migration (on view through January 14, 2018) and Community Celebration on Sunday, October 22.

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