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OMCA Free First Sunday

The Oakland Museum of California program Free First Sunday continues.

Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Exhibitions include:

Songs and Sorrows: Días de los Muertos 20th Anniversary
Through January 4, 2015

Highlighting contributions from pioneers of Días de los Muertos celebrations in the Bay Area and newer voices that continue to evolve this living tradition, the exhibition will include works from Jose Guadalupe Posada, Carmen Lomas Garza, Patssi Valdez, and Jesse Hernandez, among others.

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California
Through April 12, 2015

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California illuminates local histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.

Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego Comic-Con
Through May 31, 2015

Inspiration Points: Masterpieces of California Landscape
Through Sunday, January 4, 2015

OMCA opens the vaults to showcase the very best in California landscape art from the museum’s holdings, including works by Ansel Adams, Thomas Hill, David Hockney, Arthur Mathews, Richard Misrach, Albert Bierstadt, Imogen Cunningham, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward Weston, Chiura Obata, and more.

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street
Oakland 94607

510-318-8400
888-OAKMUSE (625-6873) – Toll-free

Wednesday – Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission rates –
-
$15 general
$10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID
$6 youth, ages 9 – 17
Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.
Note: Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Enter the Museum parking garage entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets.
 Parking is $1/hour with Museum validation.
 Parking without validation is $2.50/hour.
 Take your ticket to the Ticketing booth on Level 2 for validation.

Sunshine and Superheroes

Sunshine and Superheroes, Opens Saturday, May 23, explores the cultural impact of the nation’s largest comics convention, Comic-Con. The exhibition examines themes of gender in comics and changes in comic culture over the years.

The presentation includes vintage comic books, Comic-Con paraphernalia, superhero outfits, along with original student-produced videos and an interactive photo booth with costumes for visitors to try on.

Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego Comic-Con
May 23, 2014 through May 31, 2015

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street
Oakland 94607
510-318-8400
888-OAKMUSE (625-6873) – Toll-free

Wednesday – Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission rates –
-
$15 general
$10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID
$6 youth, ages 9 – 17
Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.
Note: Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Enter the Museum parking garage entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets.
 Parking is $1/hour with Museum validation.
 Parking without validation is $2.50/hour.
 Take your ticket to the Ticketing booth on Level 2 for validation.

Judy Chicago: A Butterfly for Oakland

The Oakland Museum of California presents a retrospective of artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual Judy Chicago’s work. Digitized images from A Butterfly for Oakland, Chicago’s 1974 site-specific installation on the shore of Lake Merritt, will be on view.

A Butterfly for Oakland was created using a combination of commercial fireworks and road flares. The displays were then lit by hand, resulting in a “painting” of colored smoke.

Photographers documented the display, the images have been digitized and a selection will be on view in OMCA’s Gallery of California Art.

A Butterfly for Oakland
through November 30, 2014

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, Oakland 94607
510-318-8400
888-OAKMUSE (625-6873) – Toll-free

Wednesday – Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission rates
 —
$15 general
$10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID
$6 youth, ages 9 – 17
Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.
Note: Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Enter the Museum parking garage entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets.
 Parking is $1/hour with Museum validation.
 Parking without validation is $2.50/hour.
 Take your ticket to the Ticketing booth on Level 2 for validation.

Two New Exhibitions at OMCA


Oakland Museum of California presents two new exhibitions through July 27, 2014 —

With the 20th anniversary of the alternative art and culture magazine Giant Robot, OMCA features the exhibition, SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot featuring works by 15 contemporary artists who have been a part of the magazine’s social and cultural evolution.

The exhibition presents new and recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the magazine. A range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

The exhibition also features Giant Robot magazines, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Famicom Scion XB — a car-turned-interactive gaming station, enabling visitors to use the car to play video games.

The other exciting exhibition Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records explore the social and cultural phenomenon of listening to, collecting, and sharing records in vinyl.

In the gallery you will be able to: explore the history of album cover art with a film exploring the medium and an exhibit of notable album cover art; listen to a wide range of vinyl records; how to DJ with instructional videos and record players; much more.

The gallery features standalone listening stations with turntables and album art displays, along with comfortable, lounge-like, social gathering areas that allow visitors to control their own music experience.


Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, Oakland 94607

510-318-8400
888-OAKMUSE (625-6873) – Toll-free

Wednesday–Thursday, 11 am–5 pm
Friday, 11 am–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission rates
$15 general
$10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID
$6 youth, ages 9–17
Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.
Note: Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Enter the Museum parking garage entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets.
Parking is $1/hour with Museum validation.
Parking without validation is $2.50/hour.
Take your ticket to the Ticketing booth on Level 2 for validation.

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