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Gallery Activation Hours

September 2 from 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Special exhibition ticket required

*This is a free event, but all non-OMCA Members must purchase a Special Exhibition ticket to go on a tour. No reservation needed.

Gallery Activation Hours put a twist on the traditional museum tour. Using an informal approach, OMCA facilitators combine content knowledge with lived experience. Centering community voice and encouraging dialogue in our galleries provides meaningful and fresh interpretations of our Special Exhibitions.

About Gallery Activation Hours

Enjoy talking about Museum exhibition themes and exploring how they relate to your life? Join us for Gallery Activation Hour, an informal drop-in experience, every Saturday from 1 to 2pm in OMCA’s Great Hall. In addition, on the first Wednesday of every month from 12 to 1 pm, visitors have the opportunity to meet artists featured in Into the Brightness during our Special Edition Gallery Activation Hour.

Gallery Activation Hour and the Special Edition Gallery Activation Hour allow visitors to spend time with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer Gallery Activation facilitators and Into the Brightness artists who will generate conversations and engagement throughout the hour, reimagining how we activate our galleries.

Occasionally Gallery Activation Hour will be hosted by a  special guest facilitator.Our current Great Hall exhibition is Into the Brightness: Artists from Creative Growth, Creativity Explored & NIAD. Reservations are not required, but non-members will need to purchase a special exhibition ticket to see the exhibit. More on Gallery Activation Hours.


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is committed to providing programs that are accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of our community. Assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis at the Ticketing Desk. To request other accommodations, like American Sign Language (ASL), Cantonese, Spanish or another language interpreter, please email [email protected] at least three weeks before the event.