OMCA’s Afrofuturism exhibition to resume after rainstorm closure

Photo courtesy of OMCA

After more than a month of temporary, unanticipated closure, the Oakland Museum of California’s special exhibition “Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism” will resume Friday.

Following October’s big rainstorm, water damage shuttered the museum’s Great Hall, where the exhibition is located. The Oct. 24 storm caused leaking from the upper level of the museum at 1000 Oak St. near Lake Merritt, museum officials said. There was no damage to any of the artifacts or artworks in the Great Hall or other galleries.

Museum officials said anyone who pre-purchased a timed ticket to the special exhibitions would be contacted to rebook or receive a refund.

“Edith Heath: A Life in Clay,” the next show scheduled to open at the museum, was postponed due to the closure, and will now open to the public on Jan. 29.

More information about the Oakland Museum of California can be found at its website at

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