Programs and Events




Friday, October 27, 5–10 pm 

Final Summer Season Friday Nights @ OMCA

Get into the Halloween spirit during Friday Nights @ OMCA! Costumes welcome and encouraged for the costume contest at 6:30 pm.

Friday Nights @ OMCA is presented in partnership with Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ OMCA.

Friday, November 3, 3–9 pm, and Saturday, November 4, 10 am–4 pm

Indian Market at the Oakland Museum of California

One of the only markets of its kind that includes only California Native artists, this annual event features traditional baskets, ceramics, jewelry, apparel, and more. Presented in partnership with News from Native California, the Indian Market is an opportunity to purchase authentic Native American products directly from the makers.

First and third Saturdays, November through January 6

Docent-Led Days of the Dead Tours

Enjoy free docent-led tours of OMCA’s Days of the Dead exhibition, Metamorphosis & Migration, on select Saturdays at noon. Explore artworks inspired by the Monarch Butterfly’s migration, and contemplate themes of tradition and transformation. View rarely seen butterfly specimens from OMCA’s collection alongside newly commissioned artworks, traditional altars, and contributions by school groups. For a complete list of public tours at OMCA, visit our tours page.


Photography:  Shaun Roberts (Thriller); Kristen Loken (Indian Market); Jason Lew (Docent Tour).

Friday Nights @ OMCA is made possible in part by generous support from Bank of America, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Koret Foundation.

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