Exhibitions

On View Now

  • A black and white image of a large group of men standing around a train white two men in the foreground shake hands
    May 4 – September 2, 2019

    Travel back in time through Andrew J. Russell's epic photography of the Transcontinental Railroad’s western expansion, completed 150 years ago in 1869.

  • A large shoe shine stand in the center of a stage lined with white shoes and metal shoe taps
    February 2 – September 2, 2019

    Discover Mildred Howard’s TAP: Investigation of Memory, a powerful multimedia installation that examines themes of identity, church culture, gentrification, dance, activism, and more.

  • Yellow squash from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    December 16, 2017–November 2019

    Discover how and why Oakland grows food in this exhibition on view in OMCA's Gallery of California Natural Sciences.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • A large golden archway with intricate black and white designs inside and coming out of it
    October 12, 2019–February 16, 2020

    Marvel at the spectacular artwork and large-scale installations from one of the most widely-celebrated cultural events in the world when No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man takes over OMCA in Fall of 2019.

  • A drawn image of a profile of a dark skinned man with a white bandana against a bright yellow background
    October 16, 2019–February 16, 2020

    Celebrate the 25th anniversary of OMCA’s beloved Días de los Muertos celebration with an exhibition inspired by the Chicano activists who introduced Días de los Muertos traditions to the United States in the 1970s.

Projects & Gallery Updates

  • Ongoing

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

  • Ongoing

    Immerse yourself in intimate videos—woven together and arranged to simulate face-to-face conversations between participants—among a diverse group of 160 Black men across the United States.

  • Ongoing

    As we grapple with immigration, belonging, and citizenship in our country today, is it possible to move towards a more inclusive future? Explore OMCA’s latest pop-up installation U.S. Immigration: Who Is Let In, Who Is Kept Out?, new in our Gallery of California History.

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions