Hubby and I spent the most amazing day at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). This post can go on and on because there was so much to see and do at OMCA and I don’t want to overwhelm you all so I am keeping it to sharing some of the highlights only.
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is located between Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland, California and is a mid-century modern architectural masterpiece. You will see thoughtfully curated exhibits and the most awe-inspiring rooftop tiered gardens and sculptures with a prime view of the lake and downtown Oakland. So plan your trip to the museum with time to spend in the garden.
We had heard OMCA had The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibit going on and being the mid-century modern lovers we are we were super excited to experience it. The exhibit is incredibly interactive so dress knowing you can sit, stand, recline, and experience first hand the furniture, the films, the slide shows and more. Lots of personal items from Charles and Ray were on exhibit so we got to see handwritten cards and letters and personal photos. New inventions from the era like the Polaroid SX70 Camera were on display as well as the informative advertisements and movies about it. A detailed slide show of The Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of Things along with an in-depth look at IBM Pavilion at the NY World’s Fair 1964-1965, the making of the Eames Fiberglass Chairs I found to be particularly interesting and there was so much more to see and experience.
I will be doing a followup post with more pics and videos that show the art and science exhibits and more of the fabulous gardens. I can’t wait to return to this amazing museum.