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

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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