OMCA Blog: How We Did It...

  • 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.
  • Museum visitors pose in front of Favianna Rodriguez's Migration Is Beautiful artwork at the Oakland Museum of California Days of the Dead exhibition.
    October 31, 2017
    Favianna Rodriguez firmly believes in the power of art to inspire lasting social change. Her piece in this year’s Days of the Dead exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration, guest curated by Evelyn Orantes, reflects on the theme of immigration; her previous works have addressed global politics, inequality, gender justice, climate change, and sexual freedom.
  • October 17, 2017
    Watch the OMCA installation team at work on Nature's Gift, the large-scale inflatable sculpture by FriendsWithYou. The artwork extends 55 feet long, 34 feet deep, 15 feet tall!

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