Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Two large, multicolored mushroom-shaped sculptures with a large golden archway in the background
    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.

  • 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 black and white image of a group of people marching down a street while playing guitars
    October 16, 2019–February 16, 2020

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

  • Black and white image of a woman looking concerned with her hand on her chin among 3 children
    January 2020

    Experience the iconic life and work of Dorothea Lange, world-renowned documentary photographer, with an expanded section in the Gallery of California Art dedicated to her works.

  • Colorful drawn map of Oakland
    February 14, 2020–February 28, 2022

    In You Are Here: California Stories on the Map, you’ll discover there’s more to maps than meets the eye.

  • Drawn image of a woman with a flower in her hair
    April 25–August 23, 2020

    OMCA's major Spring 2020 exhibition, Hella Feminist: An Exhibition takes on the complex topic of feminism.

  • Three teal ceramic plates stacked on top of each other
    June 27–November 29, 2020

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

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