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Oakland Museum Of California Special Exhibition, Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism, To Reopen On December 3 After Temporary Closure, In Time For The Holiday Season

(OAKLAND, CA) November 23, 2021— Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) today announces that its special exhibition, Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism, will reopen December 3 in OMCA’s Great Hall, just in time to welcome back visitors for the holiday season. OMCA’s next highly-anticipated show, Edith Heath: A Life in Clay, is now scheduled to open to the public on January 29, 2022 in the Museum’s Gallery of California Art.

Repairs to OMCA’s Great Hall are nearly complete after being temporarily closed due to water damage caused by extraordinary weather conditions on October 24, resulting in the temporary six week closure of Mothership and delay of the opening of Edith Heath, which was originally scheduled to open on November 13. No artworks or artifacts were damaged during the storm. Both exhibitions will feature the same items, artworks, and artists originally planned in each show. Additionally, the Hung Liu memorial installation will be moved to a new location in the Gallery of California Art, and will reopen on December 3. 

Gather with Family and Friends at OMCA this Holiday Season

OMCA is a great place to gather with family and friends during the holidays, with special exhibitions and programs for everyone to enjoy. Explore OMCA’s three collection galleries of California Art, California History, and California Natural Sciences. 

Bring your lunch and favorite picnic blanket to OMCA’s recently-launched garden program, Lunchtime Sessions: Music, Dance, and Storytelling in the Garden. Held for free every Thursday and Saturday starting at noon, visitors are invited to come together and enjoy a range of live performances in our newly-renovated picturesque garden setting. Visit for details.

Give the gift of membership this holiday season. All OMCA memberships include unlimited admission for at least 2 guests, invitations to Member previews and events, discounts at the OMCA Store, parking garage, and cafe, and much more.

Shop locally-made gifts at the OMCA Store. Bring a piece of your Museum experience home to share with a loved one, featuring locally-made items such as books, artwork, jewelry, prints, and apparel. The store is open during the Museum’s visitor hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. 




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 multidisciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. The Museum 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.


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $16 general; $11 seniors and students with valid ID, $7 youth ages 13 to 17, and free for Members and children 12 and under. There is a $5 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions in the Great Hall. 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. An accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum.