Press Release

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:43pm
Oakland Museum of California Announces Two Special Programs Exploring the Contributions of Black Activists and Artists in Oakland
In Conversation: Black Power Now, featuring Ericka Huggins, Mwende Hinojosa, Ra Malika Imhotep, and Malkia Cyril, held Sunday, March 10, Artist Talk with Mildred Howard held Sunday, March 31

(Oakland, CA) February 26, 2019—The public will have a unique opportunity to experience two special programs associated with new installations recently added to the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA): In Conversation: Black Power Now, held Sunday, March 10 from 2–3:30 pm, and an Artist Talk with Mildred Howard, held Sunday, March 31 from 2–3:30 pm.

Inspired by OMCA’s new installation on Black Power (now on view in OMCA’s Gallery of California History), a special panel discussion on Sunday, March 10 titled In Conversation: Black Power Now will feature a dynamic lineup of speakers: Ericka Huggins, former member of the Black Panther Party; Mwende Hinojosa, production manager at Reveal News; Ra Malika Imhotep, Black feminist writer; and Malkia Cyril, founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice. Together, they will discuss the Black Power movement and its lasting impact on Oakland’s arts, culture, and community.

On Sunday, March 31, Bay Area native and internationally-acclaimed artist Mildred Howard will join Carin Adams, OMCA Curator of Art, for an intimate discussion on Mildred Howard’s TAP: Investigation of Memory (on view February 2 – September 1, 2019 in OMCA’s Gallery of California Art). Don’t miss the Artist Talk with Mildred Howard to hear firsthand about her powerful multimedia installation that examines themes of identity, church culture, gentrification, dance, activism, and more.

 

Tickets for In Conversation: Black Power Now are $20 for general admission, $16 for Members. Tickets for Artist Talk with Mildred Howard are $10 for general admission, $8 for Members. Tickets do not include gallery admission. Details and advance tickets are available at museumca.org

 

RSVP to Lindsay Wright or Claire Cornell (space is limited): (510) 318-8483; communications@museumca.org  

 

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WHAT: In Conversation: Black Power Now, featuring Ericka Huggins, Mwende Hinojosa, Ra Malika Imhotep, and Malkia Cyril

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2–3:30 pm
WHERE: Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA, in the Lecture Hall

COST: $20 for general admission; $16 for Members

 

WHAT: Artist Talk with Mildred Howard

WHEN: Sunday, March 31, 2–3:30 pm
WHERE: Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA, in the Lecture Hall

COST: $10 for general admission; $8 for Members

 

ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise  California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California's dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. Beginning April 3, Museum admission will be adjusted to $16 general; $11 seniors and students with valid ID, $7 youth ages 9 to 17, free for children 8 and under and Museum Members, and there will be a $5 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum. museumca.org


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