OMCA Blog: How We Did It...

  • The new OMCA logo.
    November 1, 2021
    Notice something different? We’re keeping it fresh with a new look to better reflect who we are, and where we’re going. And, we’ve simplified our name—so now you can just say OM-KAH! OMCA is more than just a museum—we’re a museum, garden, and gathering place for the community. People come to explore our galleries, to enjoy the peace and quiet of our new outdoor gardens, and to celebrate the Oakland community through dynamic conversations and impactful events. 
  • The OMCA logo at our museum entrance.
    September 29, 2021
    In 2020, more than 50 staff members from the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) actively participated in examining the Museum's culture and structure and put forth recommendations to move the organization toward becoming a more anti-racist institution. The staff formed into self-designated and self-directed Anti-Racist Design Teams (ADTs) and met intensively over a three-month process that assessed various aspects of the Museum’s programming, working processes, and community engagement, with staff at every level of the organization taking part in the process.
  • Rear view of a man looking at a piece from the Black Panther exhibit.
    July 29, 2021
  • An intricate woven wire copper sculpture on the outside of OMCA
    June 8, 2021
    OMCA is re-opening with free admission on Juneteenth weekend, June 18–20, and a special Members Premiere weekend from June 11–13. We’re excited to welcome you back to our galleries and gardens. Our staff picked some favorite artworks, exhibitions, and spots that we’ve missed while we’ve been closed this past year and can’t wait to share with you again.
  • Green community sign at OMCA
    June 3, 2021
    After these many months of sheltering-in-place, we are finally at a time when we will gradually bring staff back on campus, followed by you, our visitors. We know this moment brings anticipation and excitement, but also perhaps anxiety and concern. For these reasons, our extraordinary OMCA Safety Team has been hard at work putting in place the greatest possible safety precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of all those around us.