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“Angela Davis–Seize The Time” Brand New Exhibition at OMCA (Opens October 7th)

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*OMCA offers free First Sundays every month, and "Angela Davis" special exhibition tickets are $6. Children 12 and under always receive free admission. Discounts available for students, seniors, and people with disabilities

OMCA (Oakland Museum of California) | 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

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“Angela Davis–Seize The Time” Exhibition at OMCA (Oct. 7, 2022 – June 11, 2023)

Angela Davis – Seize the Time, examines the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon. Traveling to the West Coast for the first time after its debut at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Seize the Time offers a deeper look into the life of Angela Davis through the lens of race, gender, economics, and policy.

With a focus on her arrest, incarceration, trial, and the national and international campaigns to free her, Seize the Time will highlight Davis’s legacy as well as her ongoing role as an important contemporary figure for artists and activists. The exhibition will feature a range of powerful material, including contemporary and historical artworks, media, literature, sketches, rare manuscripts of Davis’s philosophical and activist writings, and a dedicated archive on Angela Davis drawn from the Lisbet Tellefsen collection.

Using the Angela Davis archive as both the heart of the exhibition and a source, visitors are given the opportunity to investigate how we remember, preserve, and activate radical Black history, while also allowing us to re-imagine the construction of the image of Davis as an icon of American Black radical resistance, female empowerment, and a threat to the white patriarchal status quo.

Angela Davis – Seize the Time
October 7, 2022 to June 11, 2023
Special Exhibition in the Great Hall
OMCA / Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

  • Tickets: $25 adults (includes museum admission + special exhibitions in the Great Hall)
  • Want $6 Tickets? OMCA offers free First Sundays every month, and “Angela Davis” special exhibition tickets are $6. Children 12 and under always receive free admission.
Days Hours
Monday–Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm
Friday extended hours until 9 pm

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: $25*
*OMCA offers free First Sundays every month, and "Angela Davis" special exhibition tickets are $6. Children 12 and under always receive free admission. Discounts available for students, seniors, and people with disabilities
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, In Person, Political Activism, Sponsored
Address: 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

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