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Art Museum

Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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Phone: (510) 318-8400
Fax: (510) 318-8410

Renee LeVesque, Executive Coordinator

Wed - Thurs, 11am-5pm; Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat - Sun, 10am-6pm.

Admission Price:
$0 - $15.95; Visit website for further details.


August 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
Take a look at the diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment, through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media.
April 1, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial Court SF
Familiar symbols, flipped and “queered” to create new shared meaning, are at the heart of this exhibition that pairs new work by a contemporary California artist with the creative practice of a local organization.
April 29, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest
Large, colorful paintings and sculptures spanning De Forest's career will provide visitors the opportunity to navigate their own journeys by exploring vistas and portals into imaginative worlds.
May 13, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Few 20th Century photographers have produced such instantly recognizable and iconic works as Dorothea Lange. Gain a new understanding of this beloved American photographer in OMCA’s upcoming exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA's groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California's cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to actively participate in the Museum as they learn about the natural, artistic and social forces that affect the state and investigate their own role in both its history and its future. With more than 1.9 million objects, 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.


Michael McMillen
at Oakland Museum of Callifornia, Oakland, California
Review by Dewitt Cheng
The retrospective of Michael C. McMillen disperses his quirky sculptures and installations throughout the muse

Past Editorial

Michael McMillen
Mark Dion's 'Marvelous Museum'


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