Exhibitions

On View Now

  • A large shoe shine stand in the center of a stage lined with white shoes and metal shoe taps
    February 2 – September 1, 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.

  • Colorful drawn image of two people driving in a purple van on a highway surrounded by dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals roaming around
    November 10, 2018–March 17, 2019

    Discover the connections between art and science through fantastically colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an incredible journey to map the ancient world with a fresh perspective.

  • 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

  • Protesters sitting on the Golden Gate bridge holding hands while police pull them up
    April 13–August 11, 2019

    Going beyond mainstream narratives, Queer California: Untold Stories will deepen and expand our understanding of LGBTQ+ history through a multifaceted exhibition. 

  • 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 1, 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 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.

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.

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions