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OAKLAND—You Are Here: California Stories on the Map—CLOSED THROUGH March 27

March 12, 2020 @ 4:00 am2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2020

Free – $16

Note: In light of public health recommendations to increase social distancing and reduce the incidence and spread of COVID-19, the Oakland Museum of California will suspend operations through Friday, March 27. 

We all use maps in our everyday lives—to navigate public transportation, find places to eat, and visualize big data like weather patterns or political opinions. But have you ever considered the deeper stories maps tell us? In You Are Here: California Stories on the Map, at the Oakland Museum of California, you’ll discover there’s more to maps than meets the eye. Showcasing a diverse range of maps from Oakland, the Bay Area, and California—from environmental surroundings and health conditions to community perspectives and creative artworks—experience how maps can be a powerful tool to share unique points of view and imagine a better future. Explore new perspectives of familiar places through maps made by the community, and mark your own stories on the community map inside the exhibition.

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Dates: February 14, 2020–February 28, 2022
Museum hours: Wednesday–Thursday, 11 am–5 pm; Friday, 11 am–9 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm, Monday & Tuesday, Closed

The Oakland Museum of California is committed to providing a space that is accessible, welcoming, and inclusive of everyone in our community. Please visit this link for a list of resources available for your visit to OMCA.

This exhibition is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project Grant.


March 12, 2020
4:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free – $16
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Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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