How did the Oakland Museum become such a hotspot? | KALW

How did the Oakland Museum become such a hotspot?

Mar 26, 2019

This is a big year for the Oakland Museum of California. Curators are preparing for another major exhibit this spring. It’s called Queer California: Untold Stories, and it explores the LGTBQ + culture and history in the state. 

[The Oakland Museum] was built as a museum of the people. I think what we're doing today is delivering on that original mission.

This fall the museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary. OMCA has changed a lot over 50 years. It’s even become a Friday night hot spot. OMCA Deputy Director Kelley McKinley talks about how it evolved. 

The OMCA exhibit Queer California: Untold Stories opens April 13th.