Celebrating Cultural Movements

Two new exhibitions feature innovative artists whose work reflects a significant period in our cultural life, past, present, and future.

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom offers fresh perspectives on a defining cultural movement, and J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life explores the visionary sensibility of a northern California master craftsman.


Traci Bartlow, Untitled, Underground Hip-Hop Club, San Francisco, California, 1995. Courtesy of the Artist (Home Page).

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life is supported in part by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and members of the Donor Forum.

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom is supported in part by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and members of the Donor Forum.

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J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life

OMCA’s new exhibition features the work of California original J.B. Blunk, who combined nature and art in exquisitely crafted functional sculptures.

RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom

Discover Hip-Hop’s deep Oakland roots, and the unexpected story of its journey from the streets to mainstream pop culture in OMCA’s new exhibition.