OMCA Blog: How We Did It...

  • 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. 
  • Binders of Dorothea Lange's contact sheets archived in the Oakland Museum of California collections
    August 18, 2017
    Housing Dorothea Lange’s entire collection, the Oakland Museum of California gets extra close-up interactions with the art. Two of OMCA’s team played extra hands-on roles in producing never-seen-before prints for Politics of Seeing.  
  • Installation shot inside Oakland Museum of California's exhibition of Dorothea Lange photography
    July 29, 2017
    OMCA is home to photographer Dorothea Lange’s entire personal archive. That’s 25,000 negatives, 6,000 vintage prints, field notes, and memorabilia! Our exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing celebrates the museum’s acquisition of the collection fifty years ago. We asked curator Drew Johnson to share what it was like to curate the show.  
  • Woman looking pensive holding two children. Migrant Monther by Dorothea Lange, collection of the Oakland Museum of Caliofornia
    July 27, 2017
    Watch archival video interviews with Dorothea Lange, one of the greatest American photographers, speaking about her belief of how empathy and compassion—focused through art—can trigger political action and social change. 

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