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Special Edition Gallery Activation Hours

September 6 from 12:00 pm 1:00 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.

Due to popular demand, we are expanding our Gallery Activation Hours!

During this Special Edition Gallery Activation Hour, artists from NIAD Art Center will be available inside the exhibit to talk with visitors. Come draw with NIAD artists Jason Powell-Smith, Nathan Lam, and Heather Hamann, and see their work that’s on display.

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 to weekly Saturday Gallery Activation Hour and during the run of Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD, artists from the show will host a Special Edition Gallery Activation Hour, 12 pm- 1 pm every first Wednesday and as part of select Friday Nights at OMCA from 6 to 8 pm.

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.