OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "art"

  • 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.
  • Oakland artist Jet Martinez painted a mural of Monarch Butterflies at the Oakland Museum of California
    September 29, 2017
    There’s something new a-flutter at the Oakland Museum of California’s Oak Street Plaza: a beautiful mural of Monarch Butterflies painted by Oakland-based artist Jet Martinez. Commissioned for our upcoming exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead opening on October 18, 2017.
  • Still from Question Bridge: Black Males, created by Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair.
    September 28, 2017
    Question Bridge: Black Males' opening on September 29, 2017 at the Oakland Museum of California marks a return after five years, and a new home: We’re proud to announce that OMCA has acquired Question Bridge for its collection.
  • Larry Keenan Summer of Love Human Be-In protest at Golden Gate Park photo at the Oakland Museum of California
    September 1, 2017
    Here’s what to look for at the Oakland Museum of California during your unofficial Summer of Love art and history tour in the East Bay in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Torreya Cummings, Notes from Camp (AKA Transdimensional Ghost Town Discotheque), 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view. Photo: Terrence McCarthy
    August 31, 2017
    Whether you’re ready to march with the Oakland Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, September 10, or looking for LGBT things to do in the East Bay, here’s how to celebrate Pride at OMCA this month (and year-round).

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