An East Bay cultural institution since 1969, the museum specializes in art, history, and the natural sciences of California, and in recent years has added quirky and contemporary community-oriented events and exhibits to its programming.
In addition to ongoing exhibits, the museum houses an archive of 160 collections of diaries, newspapers, oral histories, and video recordings detailing the history of African Americans in the Bay Area and Northern California.
The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation's gallery aims to build cultural bridges between communities through exhibitions exploring topics like race relations, colonialism, war, and the urban experience.
The space hosts ongoing activities for children, including storytelling and various drop-in workshops.
Dedicated to the preservation of video games and other forms of digital art, the museum’s ambitious creator, Alex Handy, hopes to one day elevate the fledgling museum to the status of esteemed institutions like SFMOMA. Dial #0230 on the entry gate to access the museum.
The Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court at City Center is a collaboration between the Oakland Museum of California and the 1111 Broadway Building.