Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Friday, January 17–Sunday, July 13, 2014

    OMCA opens the vaults to showcase the very best in California landscape art from the museum’s holdings, including works by Ansel Adams, David Hockney, Arthur Mathews, Richard Misrach, Imogen Cunningham, Eadweard Muybridge, and more.

  • November 9, 2013–June 29, 2014

    A multiple-screen film installation of archival
    images choreographed to provide an immersive and entertaining story of the San Francisco Bay.

  • November 9, 2013–June 29, 2014

    Acclaimed filmmaker Sam Green and cinematographer Andy Black present a visually compelling video work about the experience of fog and the rich feelings it evokes.

  • October 9, 2013–August 31, 2014

    A selection of intricate dioramas portraying everyday Mexican street scenes from the collection of celebrated San Francisco artist Rex May.

  • May 18, 2013–April 27, 2014

    This installation in the Gallery of California History co-curated with faculty and students at California State University Fullerton focuses on the effects of the 2008 recession in Orange County.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • April 19–July 27, 2014

    Explore the work of 15 artists associated with the groundbreaking magazine Giant Robot, an ahead-of-its-time celebration of Asian American pop and alternative culture.

  • April 19–July 27, 2014

    Experience the social and cultural phenomenon of listening to, collecting, and sharing records on vinyl.

  • April 26–November 30, 2014

    As acclaimed artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual Judy Chicago turns 75 this year, the Oakland Museum of California joins prominent museums across the country in presenting a nation-wide retrospective of her work. For the first time, digitized images from A Butterfly for Oakland, Chicago’s 1974 site-specific installation on the shore of Lake Merritt, will be on view at OMCA, in celebration of Chicago’s four-decade career.

  • May 23, 2014–May 31, 2015

    This installation in the Gallery of California History co-curated with faculty and students at San Diego State University highlights the economic and social impact of the largest and longest-running comics convention.

  • September 20, 2014–April 12, 2015

    This major collaboration brings together important works from SFMOMA and OMCA's collections, exploring how California artists have influenced and been influenced by artists, trends, and cultures on national and international levels.

Exhibitions at Oakland International Airport (OAK)

  • February 14–May 2, 2014

    Bees, on view at the Oakland International Airport, takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human culture and agriculture. 

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions