October 26, 2021

OMCA Special Exhibitions Temporarily Closed

The OMCA campus experienced some water damage due to extraordinary weather conditions on October 24.

Due to extraordinary weather conditions on Sunday, October 24, OMCA experienced some water damage to our campus. Leaking occurred from the upper level of the Museum, entering the Great Hall gallery below where our special exhibition Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism is on view and where our upcoming exhibition Edith Heath: A Life in Clay is being installed. There has been no damage to any of the artifacts or artworks in the galleries and no impact on visitor or staff safety. 

In order to conduct repairs, Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism will be closed to the public until further notice. The anticipated opening for Edith Heath: A Life in Clay is also postponed. All ticket holders who have pre-purchased a timed ticket to either of the Special Exhibitions will be contacted for a rebooking or a refund. Please contact if you have questions. Members may contact

OMCA’s Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences, as well as our gardens, remain open. Our cafe, Town Fare, will operate with a streamlined menu and hours during this time, with lunch service available from 12 to 2 pm and coffee service and snacks from 2 to 5 pm. 

Our team is actively working on immediate repairs to the Great Hall and we look forward to opening our special exhibitions soon and to welcoming you to our collection galleries and garden programming. We will post updates here as they are available.