Member Preview: Friday, August 30, 3-7 pm; Sneak Peek during Friday Nights @ OMCA: Friday, August 30, 7-9 pm; Exhibition Open: Saturday, August 31, 11 am-5 pm; Free First Sunday: Sunday, September 1, 11 am-5 pm
Come experience the mysterious, unexpected, amazing San Francisco Bay like never before, with the opening of the special exhibition Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay all weekend at the Oakland Museum of California! On August 30, OMCA Members kick it off with an exclusive preview before a public sneak peek during Friday Nights @ OMCA, featuring Off the Grid food trucks, live music, and more! On Saturday, August 31, the exhibition officially opens to the public, and Free First Sunday on September 1 promises free fun for all.
Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay unveils the quirky stories of how people and nature together have shaped the San Francisco Bay Area over the last 6,000 years. The first major exhibition to be presented with all three of OMCA's transformed galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences open to the public, the exhibition highlights historic and contemporary place-based stories about the Bay, and engages viewers in discussions about the Bay's future. Through an extensive use of media featuring oral histories, community voices, and interactives, the exhibition explores how human engineering and natural forces have come together over time to shape and reshape the land and water around the San Francisco Bay, and how sea-level rise, wetlands restoration, invasive species, and climate change are central topics in determining the future of the Bay.
Check museumca.org/exhibit/above-and-below for the full opening weekend schedule.
OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum garage for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm on Fridays, and parking is $1 per hour on Saturday and Sunday with Museum validation.