Press Release

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 10:47am
Oakland Museum of California New Hours and Admission

For Immediate Release

June 9, 2010

Scott Horton
510-735-9200 ( )


Oakland Museum of California New Hours and Admission

2010-2011 Exhibition Schedule Details

Calendar Editor, Please Note:
Thank you for including Oakland Museum of
California (OMCA) in your ongoing museum and gallery listings. Please
note that OMCA has new hours, listed below, following its May 1, 2010
reopening. Please update your records and listings. A listing of
exhibitions for 2010-2011 may be found at the end of this release.

New Hours at Oakland Museum of California Including Expanded Thursday and Friday Evenings

Oakland Museum of California has introduced new expanded hours,
including Thursday and Friday evenings. OMCA-s popular late night
Friday programming will move to the 2nd Friday of the month beginning
June 11. OMCA will continue to offer free admission to the public on
the first Sunday of each month, beginning in June and made possible by
Wells Fargo. New hours are as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday 11am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Second Friday of the Month 11 am - 9 pm

Admission is $12 general; $9 students and seniors with valid ID, $6
youth ages 9-17, and free for children 8 and under, and members.

OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one
block from the Lake Merritt BART station between 8th and 9th streets at
Oak Street. OMCA is at the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The
accessibility ramp is located at the new 1000 Oak Street main entrance.

Programs during the Opening Season of the Oakland Museum of California
are made possible by the Clorox Company, the Oakland Museum Women-s
Board, Target, Wells Fargo, and Chevron.


PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation
(July 31, 2010-January 9, 2011)
PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation will provide an unprecedented look at the
renowned Emeryville-based studio (located just a few miles from OMCA)
and showcase the creative work behind its wildly successful
computer-animated films. The only American venue since the 2005 MoMA
show, the OMCA exhibition will include art from Ratatouille, WALL-E,
Up, and Pixar-s latest film, Toy Story 3. Working closely with Pixar
Animation Studios, OMCA will host a series of dynamic public programs
for audiences of all ages in conjunction with the exhibition.

The Marvelous Museum: A Project by Mark Dion
(September 11, 2010-March 6, 2011)
Mounting a unique expedition through the Museum-s art, history, and
natural science collections, conceptual artist Mark Dion will create
multiple site-specific installations and interventions throughout the
art galleries, drawing upon the overlooked orphans, curiosities, and
treasures from the collections. Many of these objects date back to
OMCA-s predecessor institutions and, while they often lie outside of
OMCA-s California focus, still tell a rich and interesting story of how
museum collections are assembled over time. OMCA Senior Curator of Art
Rene de Guzman curates this first major West Coast presentation of
Dion-s work, which will be accompanied by a publication by Chronicle
Books in partnership with The Believer magazine.

Days of the Dead
(October 6-December 5, 2010)
Days of the Dead returns to OMCA in its 17th year. The exhibition will
be curated by artist and cultural worker Jaime Cortez in one of the new
exhibition spaces in OMCA-s Gallery of California Art. This year-s
theme will continue to provide audiences with a basic fundamental
understanding and appreciation of this Meso-American tradition, as well
as provide a forum for the tradition to grow and expand its vocabulary
through new artistic expressions.

The Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain: 1600-1821
(February 26-May 29, 2011)
This exhibition, which originated at the Antiguo Colegio de San
Ildefonso (Mexico City), explores the rich artistic legacy of the
Franciscan and Jesuit mission churches in northern Mexico and the
American Southwest. Many of the missions were exuberantly decorated
with lavish paintings, sculpture, furniture, and liturgical objects and
vestments. The exhibition will showcase 125 objects from collections in
Mexico, the US, and Europe, including many from the missions
themselves. OMCA is the only California venue for this traveling
exhibition and one of only two in the United States.

Michael McMillen: A Retrospective Survey

(April 9, 2011-January 1, 2012)
Michael McMillen: A Retrospective
Survey, spanning the 40-year career of the Santa Monica-based
mixed-media artist, will present walk-through installations,
sculptures, paintings, and films throughout the Art Gallery, Chief
Curator of Art Philip Linhares has selected works that include The
Pavilion of Rain,
1989; Train of Thought, 1990; Deliverance, 1992; Red
Trailer Motel,
2003; and Time Below, 2003. A 240-page book will
accompany the exhibition, with essays by curators, critics, and writers.