OMCA Blog: How We Did It...

  • 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
    Herea are some of OMCA staff's picks for favorite artworks, exhibitions, and spots on our campus. Check out this list and get excited to revisit your favorites! Timed tickets are available here.  Untitled, Ruth AsawaOak Street entrance
  • 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.
  • Skeleton doll with words reading: 26th Virtual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration, October 25, 2020
    November 18, 2020
    “Yes, we miss meeting over cafecito in a noisy coffee shop. The pandemic will pass, and we will return to each other’s side because we are sheltered in our traditions.” -- 2020 DMC Ritualist/Performance Subcommittee Members