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February exhibits at the Oakland Museum of California

Since 1969, the Oakland Museum of California — just half a mile from UCOP’s Oakland Franklin building — has explored the realms of art, history and natural sciences. Here’s what to expect during your next visit!

February exhibits

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Marvel at the spectacular artwork and large-scale installations from one of the most widely-celebrated cultural events in the world, and learn how Burning Man grew out of San Francisco’s counterculture scene into a world-famous desert gathering. Through Feb. 16

¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of OMCA’s beloved El Día de los Muertos celebration with an exhibition inspired by the Chicano activists who introduced El Día de los Muertos traditions to the United States in the 1970s. Through Feb. 17

You Are Here: California Stories on the Map
From environmental surroundings and health conditions to community perspectives and creative artworks, experience how maps can be a powerful tool to share unique points of view and imagine a better future. Feb. 14-28

Ongoing exhibits

Black Power
Uncover the history of the Black Power movements in California with a compelling addition to the Gallery of California History.

Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism
Experience the iconic life and work of Dorothea Lange, a world-renowned documentary photographer, with an expanded section in the Gallery of California Art dedicated to her works.

Question Bridge: Black Males
Immerse yourself in intimate videos — woven together and arranged to simulate face-to-face conversations between participants — among a diverse group of 160 Black men across the United States.

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 in our Gallery of California History.

Hours and admission

The Museum is open:

  • Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission is:

  • $16 General
  • $11 Seniors
  • $7 Youth, 9-17 years
  • $0 under 8 years.

There is an additional $5 fee to view special exhibitions. 

Take advantage of free museum days!

Many museums throughout the Bay Area offer free or discounted admissions throughout the year. Check out this helpful roundup from Do The Bay.

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