OMCA Blog: Grounds, Gardens, and Galleries

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Oakland artist Jet Martinez painted a mural of Monarch Butterflies at the Oakland Museum of California
    September 29, 2017
    There’s something new a-flutter at the Oakland Museum of California’s Oak Street Plaza: a beautiful mural of Monarch Butterflies painted by Oakland-based artist Jet Martinez. Commissioned for our upcoming exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead opening on October 18, 2017.
  • 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. 

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