Oakland Museum of California to host billboards

Oakland Museum of California to host billboards

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Oakland Museum of California will host 3 billboards (2 traditional, one electronic) and 25 bus shelters around Oakland, plus large billboard on exterior of Oakland Museum of California. Billboards will include commissioned work by Chris Johnson featuring photographs by Dorothea Lange and a quote by Theodore Parker: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it tends toward justice." During September and October 2018, Oakland Museum of California as well will create the OMCA Interactive Chalkboard, a chalkboard that will feature the same quote by Theodore Parker on the billboards and bus shelters across the city, with the prompt “Do you have faith?” Visitors will have the opportunity to respond in chalk. As well, from September through November 2018, OMCA will host In Conversation: For Freedoms with Chris Johnson and Roberto Bedoya and others (tbd). Sat, Oct 28, 2018, 4 - 5:30pm. James Moore Theater. Oakland Museum of California. Together with the City of Oakland's Cultural Affairs Manager, Roberto Bedoya, OMCA will have conversation with artist Chris Johnson (unconfirmed) and other artists as a part of the 50 State Initiative. They will discuss the role of artists in civic dialogue, the connections between historic and contemporary artistic practices. On Fridays Septempber 28 and October 27, the Museum will host an OMCA Family: For Freedoms Lawn Signs hands-on art workshop. In addition to OMCA's programming, OMCA and Oakland Public Library have collaborated to create a For Freedoms Reading List, which is available on both organizations websites and in hard copy onsite October through November as part of OMCA’s weekly program Friday Nights @ OMCA. And finally, onsite at the Museum September through November 2, 2018, OMCA is hosting voter registration tables as part of Friday Nights at OMCA in collaboration with Alameda County Voter Registration Office; League of Women Voters, Oakland; Filipino Advocates for Justice; and Rock the Vote.

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