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October 26, 2021
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OMCA Special exhibitions temporarily closed in late 2021

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. 

Because of this, Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism had to close temporarily to the public, and the anticipated opening for Edith Heath: A Life in Clay was also postponed. 

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