OMCA Blog: From the Archives

  • Black and white photograph of a large group of bracero workers
    September 3, 2018
     How World War II helped reshape the California labor force.
  • Mike Irvine stands in a garden, smiling
    June 26, 2018
    Mike Irvine, Associate Home and Garden Editor of Sunset Magazine, gives five pointers on growing your own food -- no matter how small your space is
  • Alicia and Larry Van Riggs embrace in the foreground while their two young daughters draw on a large chalkboard in the background
    June 25, 2018
    OMCA is all about making connections for Alicia Van Riggs—to her family, her spirituality, and to Oakland as a whole.
  • 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.

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