OMCA Blog: How We Did It...

  • Ayanna Reed, Director of Human Resources at the Oakland Museum of California
    February 2, 2018
    One summer during my college years I interned for the Port of Oakland, one of largest shipping ports in the country. I was a business student at the time and the internship gave me a fascinating opportunity for on-the-job training. The internship turned out to be a great, low-stakes introduction to navigating office politics and learning more of the emotional intelligence and soft skills I would need later in my professional career.
  • Portrait of intern Austen Wianecki posed with text "Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing."
    February 1, 2018
    As a Museum Studies graduate student and East Bay resident, landing an internship at the Oakland Museum of California was really a dream come true. From July to August 2017, I was the Evaluation and Visitor Insights intern, working specifically on the 2017 exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.
  • Dancers enjoy Friday Nights at OMCA
    January 2, 2018
    Celebrate the great memories we created together in 2017. The Oakland Museum of California is where Oakland, and the Bay Area, comes together, and we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for supporting OMCA!
  • The crowd outside of the Oakland Museum of California before the Women's March. Photo: Scott Moulton
    December 20, 2017
    In the past year on the Oakland Museum of California Blog, we’ve covered everything from the joining the Women’s March to supporting the #DayOfFacts from our own collections; revealing Dorothea Lange’s personal archive to unveiling a custom mural in Oak Street Plaza; sharing interviews from activists at the Dakota Access Pipeline to offering our own Citizen Science projects you can do at home. We’re proud to tell stories from and about our community, sharing topics from inside the Museum walls and beyond.
  • Artists from Visual Element utilized posters created by East Side Arts Alliance about housing issues to create a wheatpaste wall. Above, a replicated billboard from West Oakland paints a stark picture of how some in the community feel about newcomers.
    November 7, 2017
    Since our founding in 1969, the Oakland Museum of California’s mission has been “to be the museum of the People.” That mission remains at the core of who we are and what we do today. But what does it mean to be the “Museum of the People” in the 21st century? One of the ways we live out this value today is how we create our exhibitions—we invite members of the community to collaborate with us.

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