OMCA Blog: Oakland Says

  • Lori Fogarty and her friends smile and pose
    May 21, 2020
    As we continue to shelter-in-place, Director & CEO Lori Fogarty has turned to journaling and shares her thoughts and reflections on the current moment. How are your documenting this moment? Share your thoughts with us below.
  • A blue diary that reads: Five Year Diary
    May 7, 2020
    As we shelter-in-place, our Director & CEO Lori Fogarty has turned to journaling for reflection and inspiration, looking to her own dad’s journal from the Great Depression as a guide.  How are your documenting this moment? What are you doing to keep the “higher purpose” in mind? Share your thoughts with us below.
  • A teacher and students look up and point at something out of frame
    February 15, 2019
    OMCA extends a warm invitation to families impacted by the OUSD teacher strike. From Wednesday through Friday, 11 am–5 pm, adults will pay regular admission, while children who attend Oakland Unified may visit for free during the strike.
  • A statue of the Incredibles family with text that reads: Inspired by Eames: Bryn Imagire
    October 25, 2018
    Bryn Imagire, shading art director and costume designer for The Incredibles 2 sits down with us to discuss how Charles and Ray Eames influenced her work on the film.
  • Several cyanotype cards lie on the ground with different images on them
    September 26, 2018
    Local artists discuss how Around the Block helps them connect to their community.