OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "Oakland"

  • November 30, 2017
    Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead Guest Curator Evelyn Orantes reflects on cultural and personal traditions of remembrance, and the human impulse to create rituals to help us outwardly express our inner emotions. Artists use that impulse and gift us with artworks that give form to the things that live in our hearts and minds.  
  • Katie Clover and Shannan Slevin of Showga in Oakland Museum of California
    November 28, 2017
    Love yoga, art, and live music? We’re inviting you to experience all three—at once! On Wednesday, December 6, illuminate your yoga practice with Showga inside Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown alongside live music by Sugar Candy Mountain at the Oakland Museum of California.
  • November 28, 2017
    On December 2, 2016, 36 people perished in a fire in the Ghost Ship warehouse, not far from the Oakland Museum of California. Many of those who were lost were artists or involved in some way in creative expression—musicians, sound engineers, writers—and included filmmaker Alex Ghassan, who worked closely with OMCA. Lori Fogarty reflects on the tragedy one year later, and the site of the Museum as a space for gathering in community. 
  • Yellow squash from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    November 21, 2017
    Our upcoming exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, is all about the ecological and cultural factors of how and why food is grown in Oakland, using interactive features to help us all understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. You could check off the bulk of your produce for Thanksgiving and all other upcoming winter feasts on your list by shopping at local markets!
  • Artists from Visual Element utilized posters created by East Side Arts Alliance about housing issues to create a wheatpaste wall. Above, a replicated billboard from West Oakland paints a stark picture of how some in the community feel about newcomers.
    November 7, 2017
    Since our founding in 1969, the Oakland Museum of California’s mission has been “to be the museum of the People.” That mission remains at the core of who we are and what we do today. But what does it mean to be the “Museum of the People” in the 21st century? One of the ways we live out this value today is how we create our exhibitions—we invite members of the community to collaborate with us.

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