For their upcoming exhibition, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) goes inside of how the Bay Area became the shape that it is today.
The exhibition Above and below: Stories from Our Changing Bay, unveils stories of how both people and nature have shaped the San Francisco Bay Area over a span of the last 6,000 years. This will be the first major exhibition where it will be presented with the transformation of OMCA’s three galleries; California Art, History, and Natural Sciences, told through highlights of historic and contemporary stories, thus engaging viewers in discussion of how to shape the Bay Area’s future.
The art featured in Above and Below is shown through the extensive use of media, that features oral histories, community voices, and interactive, giving the explorations of how the land and waters around the San Francisco Bay (including rising sea-levels, wetland restoration, invasive species, and climate change) have been shaped and reshaped by both human engineering and natural forces. Among the related programs of this exhibition includes two “Geek Out” lecture series, where the OMCA features guest lecturers ranging from authors and filmmakers to scholars and scientists, along with lectures, music performances, and book signings.
Above and Below is on view until February 23rd. Log on to museumca.org for more information.