The votes are in! Share your post-election perspective and talk politics at OMCA. Experience The 1968 Exhibit, an unforgettable exhibition exploring the social, political, and economic events of 1968-and then dive deeper into key themes and topics with thought-provoking conversation in the Great Hall's 1968 Lounge. Add your voice to the dialogue, and explore the key issues you'd like the President to address in his first 90 days of office.
One of the most powerful years of the 20th century, 1968 was a turning point for a generation coming of age and a nation at war; and throughout it all, the Bay Area was at the forefront with an emerging California counterculture. The 1968 Exhibit, on view in OMCA's Great Hall, examines the events of the year and how they fueled a persistent, and often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there and those who came after. Through multimedia and interactive presentations, the exhibition explores the social, political, and economic events of the year, which saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention, Black Power demonstrations at the Summer Olympics, feminist demonstrations at the Miss America pageant, and much more.
Presented by Oakland Museum of California and Heyday.
Included with Museum admission.