Oakland Museum of California

Description

The mission of the Oakland Museum of California is to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities.

Events

A Question of Faith
10
Sep
Event

A Question of Faith

Engage in the conversation on art and politics when the Oakland Museum of California takes part in the widely-anticipated For Freedoms Federation’s 50 State Initiative this fall. Founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, the project is one of the largest creative collaborations in the history of the country. Hundreds of cultural, educational, and public sites will inspire political participation through the arts leading up to the midterm elections. From September 10 to November 4 throughout Oakland, view A Question of Faith, a temporary public artwork by artist Chris Johnson on billboards and bus shelters—as well as OMCA’s campus—that remixes photographs by acclaimed 20th-century documentary photographer Dorothea Lange with a quote by American Transcendentalist Theodore Parker. This artwork reflects upon the role of faith and history in politics and provides a platform to share views at the Museum’s interactive chalkboard installation.
September 10, 2018
Exhibition
A Conversation on Artists & Civic Responsibility
28
Oct
Event

A Conversation on Artists & Civic Responsibility

Join the City of Oakland's Cultural Affairs Manager, Roberto Bedoya in conversation with artist Chris Johnson and other artists, in association with the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative project as they discuss the project and the role of artists in civic dialogue, the connections between historic and contemporary artistic practices.
October 28, 2018
Public Program
OMCA Family: For Freedoms Poster Workshop
26
Oct
Event

OMCA Family: For Freedoms Poster Workshop

In conjunction with For Freedom's 50 State Initiative, Friday Night @ OMCA will be hosting a free poster-making workshop. Create posters declaring your definition of freedom and share your ideas with friends and family. Join in while supplies last.
October 26, 2018
Public Program
OMCA Family: For Freedoms Poster Workshop
28
Sep
Event

OMCA Family: For Freedoms Poster Workshop

In conjunction with For Freedom's 50 State Initiative, Friday Night @ OMCA will be hosting a free poster-making workshop. Create posters declaring your definition of freedom and share your ideas with friends and family. Join in while supplies last.
September 28, 2018
Public Program
Voter Registration Tables
12
Oct
Event

Voter Registration Tables

Make your voice heard and register to vote at Friday Nights @ OMCA
October 12, 2018
Public Program
Voter Registration Tables
28
Sep
Event

Voter Registration Tables

Make your voice heard and register to vote at Friday Nights @ OMCA
September 28, 2018
Public Program
Voter Registration Tables
14
Sep
Event

Voter Registration Tables

Make your voice heard and register to vote at Friday Nights @ OMCA
September 14, 2018
Public Program
Oakland Museum of California to host billboards
1
Sep
Event

Oakland Museum of California to host billboards

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.
September 1, 2018
Billboard