OMCA Blog: From the Archives

  • A 1928 Edison turntable on display in RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style and Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of California
    April 30, 2018
    Before our special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom opened, Oakland's own legendary MC Jahi of PE 2.0 visited the Oakland Museum of California's archives, where he discovered something he didn't expect. Here, Jahi tells the behind-the-scenes story of finding OMCA's 1928 Edison turntable. Plus, don't miss a chance to see Jahi perform with PE 2.0 this Friday, May 4, at 7 pm during our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party!
  • 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.
  • 1898 The Examiner newspaper from William Randolph Hearst, Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
    September 13, 2017
    Our History Now exhibit, inside the Oakland Museum of California's Gallery of California History, explores the past and present of “fake news,” and it’s older than you might think! 
  • Oakland Museum of California's Citizen Science Vending Machine helps visitors participate in citizen science projects
    September 12, 2017
    New this year to our Gallery of California Natural Sciences, OMCA’s Citizen Science Vending Machine helps you participate in real scientific research project with easy-to-use kits—all from the comfort of your own home or backyard. 
  • 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.

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