On View Now

  • Drawn image of a woman with a flower in her hair
    Now open–January 2023 I OMCA Great Hall

    Feminism. It’s a loaded word; as empowering to some as it is challenging for others. OMCA takes on this complex and timely topic with Hella Feminist, celebrating the lesser-known stories of feminism here in Oakland and the Bay Area.


  • Edith Heath applies a handle to a mug using clay.
    January 29, 2022–October 30, 2022

    Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary. Discover the story of Edith Heath, founder and designer of Heath Ceramics.

  • Colorful drawn map of Oakland
    On view through 2023

    https://museumca.org/blog/whats-your-oakland-storyIn You Are Here: California Stories on the Map, you’ll discover there’s more to maps than meets the eye.

Projects & Gallery Updates

  • Ongoing

    Uncover the history of the Black Power movements in California with a compelling addition to the Gallery of California History.

  • October 1, 2021–October 31, 2022

    Join OMCA as we honor the life and legacy of beloved artist, Oakland resident, and friend Hung Liu. Drawing from our collection, this new installation features four of Liu’s works in our Gallery of California Art. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • IMAGE: Wadsworth Jarrell (American, born 1929), Rev- olutionary, May 20, 1972, Color screenprint on paper,  Lisbet Tellefsen Archive, © Wadsworth Jarrell.
    Opens Oct. 7, 2022 I OMCA Great Hall

    Using the Angela Davis Archive in Oakland as both the heart of the exhibition and a source, visitors are given the opportunity to investigate how we remember, preserve, and activate radical Black history, while also allowing us to re-imagine the construction of the image of Davis as an icon of American Black radical resistance, female empowerment, and a threat to the white patriarchal status quo.


Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions