OMCA Blog: Wishing You Were Here!

  • A group of people entering a warehouse for the White Elephant Sale from the Oakland Museum of California
    January 24, 2017
    Oh, it's so on. We're less than one week away from the iconic White Elephant Sale's first event of the season—the Preview Sale. If you're into quirky housewares, vintage rugs and furniture, thrift shopping for clothes, classic vinyl and instruments, or any number of other items, the Preview Sale this Sunday, January 29, 10 am to 4 pm is the place to be. Get a little glimpse of the action in the video above.   
  • A woman with two children pose for a camera phone in the Oakland Museum of California Gardens
    December 29, 2016
    OMCA is where Oakland, and the Bay Area, comes together. Watch this video and celebrate the great memories we created together in 2016. From Altered State: Marijuana in California to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Lunar New Year to Days of the Dead, Ziggurat to Friday Nights @ OMCA, and the White Elephant Sale to gold panning, thank you for spending the year with OMCA! Let's make more memories together in 2017.   
  • Odell Hussey Photography
    December 15, 2016
    While you and your loved ones are around this holiday season, stop by OMCA for a break from all the hubbub. With new exhibitions on view, special hours, and treats for yourself and your loved ones, check out these great ways to spend your holidays at the Museum of Us.
  • Abdi Soltani of the ACLU of Northern California during Ask an Expert in Altered State: Marijuana in California
    July 11, 2016
    As we put together the exhibition Altered State: Marijuana in California, we learned there’s a lot to consider when it comes to cannabis. With the legalization of marijuana on the California ballot this November, we spoke to Abdi Soltani, a co-chair of Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, to discuss some of the topics he covered during his residency at OMCA.
  • Works by Wanda Quitiquit of the Pomo tribe. Photo: Kristen Loken
    November 2, 2016
    Find contemporary and traditional works by 20 local artisans at the third annual Indian Market at OMCA. Held November 4 from 3 to 9 pm and November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm, the event—created in partnership with News From Native California—highlights jewelry, basketry, and other items.   Keeping With Tradition

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