Holiday Shopping Made Easy
The OMCA Store is your one-stop resource for inspired gifts
From handcrafted ornaments and housewares to an extraordinary selection of books and locally made crafts, the OMCA Store brims with cool gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
Sausalito-based Roost—an artisanal home furnishings and accessories company—makes simple holiday ornaments, such as laser-cut wooden snowflakes that add a rustic charm to any decor.
Gifts for the Kiddos
The OMCA Store is filled with joyful gifts for the little ones in your family. For the curious learners, the Lawrence Hall of Science Sunprint kit and the Ada Twist, Scientist book are a perfect combo. The Schylling Rainbow Ball—inspired by OMCA exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown, on view in the Great Hall through January 21, 2018—is a colorful ball of fun; or, take home a new furry friend with the Folkmanis baby black bear stuffed animal.
The artists at Oakland design firm Yes and Yes give new life to recycled printed matter (novels, maps, comics, sheet music) to create conversation-starting jewelry.
Artist Mark Bulwinkle is a legend not only in his Oakland hometown but among connoisseurs of the weird and wonderful the world over. This season, the OMCA Store offers a special selection of his framed prints, featuring a menagerie of fantastical creatures.
Show your hometown spirit with Catstudio’s Oakland dish towel, which boasts a colorful illustrated map of local landmarks. (The Petaluma-based company also creates Oakland drinking glasses and hand-embroidered pillows.)
Ultimate OMCA Bags
You know those large-scale vinyl banners the Museum uses to announce exhibitions? Well, now you can take home a piece of their eye-catching imagery, thanks to local seamstress Mallory Robinson, who has cleverly repurposed them into chic—and oh-so-sturdy—bags.
Volumes of Wonder
On the OMCA’s Store’s bookshelves this season are Flavors of Oakland: A Cookbook in 20 Stories, a recipe-filled guide to the city’s many international cuisines; What Makes That Black?: The African-American Aesthetic looks at the roots of the African American aesthetic as a form of cultural intelligence; and We Are FriendsWithYou, a monograph celebrating the work of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, the artists who created Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown.
Photography: Hardy Wilson for Orange Photography.