Our generous friends at the Oakland Museum of California have donated a one-year individual membership to the silent auction at our 27th Anniversary Gala: The Art of Building Legacy!
This one-year membership includes:
- Admission for 1 card holder + 1 guest
- 10% Discount in the OMCA Store
- Home Delivery of Inside Out, an exclusive magazine for OMCA members
- Invitations to Member Previews
OMCA was founded over 40 years ago and hosts an array of original exhibits focusing on art, history, and natural sciences. More recently, OMCA has expanded with its Friday Night events, where the museum stays open until 10pm, with festivities extending onto neighboring Oak Street, bringing up to 20 food trucks every week!
OMCA also offers an outdoor garden, educational tours and interactive learning activities that are great for the whole family to enjoy!
The OMCA just opened a brand new, exclusive exhibit dedicated to the history of the Black Panthers, called All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 Exhibit.
On the 50th anniversary of its founding, the exhibition All Power to the People provides a contemporary view of the Party and its aims to serve oppressed people and fight injustice.
In the gallery, uncover the history of the Black Panther Party—a history that is often misunderstood. Charismatic Panthers—both men and women—created programs to benefit the people, stood up against power, and earned the admiration of other struggling communities in the US and across the globe. Many still fear the Panthers and are unaware of their motivations and intent. Former Panthers admit some mistakes and acknowledge that their image as militants cast a negative shadow on their legacy.
Rare historical artifacts, never-before-seen photographs, first-person accounts from former Panthers, scholars, and community members, and contemporary art show how the Party continues to influence culture and activism locally, nationally, and internationally.
The exhibit begins October 8th and closes in February 2017.