U.S. Immigration: Who Is Let In, Who Is Kept Out?

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. Learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Understand the impacts of exclusionary sentiments and policies around immigration. Voice your own perspectives and pose questions to others in this timely exhibition.

History Now
History is happening every day and we all help shape it. A 350-square-foot section of the Gallery of California History, History Now features timely, rotating installations emphasizing current events in an interactive space that invites visitor commentary and feedback through thought-provoking prompts and powerful historical objects from OMCA’s collection.