OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • 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.
  • October 17, 2017
    Watch the OMCA installation team at work on Nature's Gift, the large-scale inflatable sculpture by FriendsWithYou. The artwork extends 55 feet long, 34 feet deep, 15 feet tall!
  • Sugar skull decorating at the Oakland Museum of California Days of the Dead Celebration
    October 16, 2017
    Our 23rd annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California is on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Whether you come every year or you are just beginning to learn about the traditions, here are 10 ways to experience this exciting day at OMCA.
  • Portrait of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III from art collective FriendsWithYou
    October 4, 2017
    On October 7, 2017, Oakland Museum of California presents the world premiere of the magical, multisensory installation, Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown by artist collaborative FriendsWithYou.
  • October 2, 2017
    From beloved celebrations for Days of the Dead traditions to first-time-ever experiences with Friday Nights @ OMCA inside Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown, October is a month full of events you won’t want to skip. 

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