OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
he 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 connects collections and programs across disciplines, advancing an integrated, multilayered understanding of this ever-evolving state. 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
When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors in 1969, it brought together three historically independent disciplinesâ€”art, history, and natural sciencesâ€”under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California.
Their collectionscomprising more than 1.8 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.
OMCA has reopened its galleries in 2010 after a transformation that touches almost every aspect of the 300,000 square-foot Museum and builds on the founders’ original multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent by improving integration of OMCA’s collections and programs, strengthening its role as a public forum, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation. The collections are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features; and new gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories.
LOCATION: 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607-4892 (510) 336-7300
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