OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "history"

  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Joe Hoyt/NOAA
    February 17, 2017
    Today, the Oakland Museum of California joins hundreds of other organizations to mark the #DayofFacts. From the treatment of Native Californians to California's shared history with Mexico, to how climate change impacts Yosemite and the Bay Area, OMCA's collections and galleries are an incredibly rich and trusted source of facts on a range of topics.
  • Dorothea Lange, Manzanar Relocation Center, June 29, 1942. Gelatin silver  print, 11 x 14 in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Paul S.  Taylor
    February 15, 2017
    When OMCA reinstalled its Gallery of California History five years ago, the Sent Away exhibit concerning the Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, where over seven thousand Japanese Americans were held before being sent to internment camps, struck a deep chord for many visitors. It had particular resonance for those of Japanese ancestry, many of whom had firsthand knowledge of this dark moment in our history.
  • "Love makes america great" and other notes written on the OMCA chalkboard walk by marchers at the Women's March. Photo: Emily Quist
    January 27, 2017
    In 2017, the people of Oakland made history. Part of the coordinated national and international Women’s Marches, the Oakland March took place at 11 am on January 21, the day after the presidential inauguration. In San Francisco and Oakland, both events had estimated crowds of 100,000 people who marched in the cold and rain to show their solidarity. Many of OMCA’s own staff participated—check out some of their photos, reflections, and reasons for marching. 
  • Chinaka Hodge. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
    January 16, 2017
    Genre-busting artists Chinaka Hodge and Hank Willis Thomas are among the contemporary contributors to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50. Here, they converse about how the Black Panther movement has influenced them.
  • W.S. King and Conwell Graphic Companies, Lest They Parish, circa 1915. Poster, 18.5 x 12.375 in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Gift of American Committee for relief in the near east.
    December 18, 2016
    History, of course, is not just what is written in textbooks; it is ever-present and ever-evolving, as visitors are experiencing firsthand in a dynamic section of the Gallery of California History at the Oakland Museum of California. With the title “History Now,” this space invites visitors to make connections between past and present issues and respond to thought-provoking questions.

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