OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • Fresh tomatoes and greens from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    March 2, 2018
    Inspired by our exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, we asked Associate Home and Garden Editor, Mike Irvine, of Sunset magazine for tips on growing your own food—no matter how small your space it. Test Your Soil
  • Still from i gave myself space to go back...pt II (2016), courtesy of Yetunde Olagbaju
    February 2, 2018
    Have you ever wanted to travel back—or forward—in time? Oakland-based artist Yetunde Olagbaju gets it, and she finds her own way to do just that. In her multidisciplinary creative practice, she explores the notion of visiting past selves and ancestors, among other compelling topics. Her ethereal and enigmatic video i gave myself space to go back...pt II (2016) is on view through March 4, 2018, in the Oakland Museum of California’s Gallery of California Art. 
  • Hanging herb pots in a kitchen
    January 12, 2018
    Although winter is a time we think of hibernating animals and fallow land, many of us are tending late-blooming crops in California while others are already planning their spring planting. Inspired by the farmers and gardeners who grow produce featured in our newest exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, these favorite picks from the OMCA Store will help you put down your own roots—indoors and out. 
  • Children dancing during Friday Nights @ OMCA
    January 4, 2018
    Don’t you love that fresh feeling that comes with the start of a new year? We do, too, and here at the Oakland Museum of California our January is full of events and experiences you won’t want to miss. 
  • Matthew Linzner, program manager for Love Cultivating Schoolyards, at work in the garden.
    December 14, 2017
    Urban gardening—whether in one’s yard, a community plot, or even in window box—is the subject of a dynamic, family-friendly exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences called Take Root: Oakland Grows Food.

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