California Gems

OMCA presents two exhibitions featuring artists who made waves in the Golden State and beyond

Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest takes visitors into a new dimension, one filled with furry friends and otherworldly imagery.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing explores the photographer’s unparalleled ability to capture the soul of America through her lens.


Dorothea Lange, Crossroads General Store, North Carolina, circa 1938. © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California, City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor (Home Page).

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Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

From Depression-era migrant farm workers to Japanese-Americans in World War II internment camps, Dorothea Lange captured the tremendous spirit of our nation’s people.

The Art of Roy De Forest

The paintings and sculptures of Roy De Forest both inspire and amuse.