Celebrating the vibrant historic and cultural relationships, past and present, between the Pacific Islands and California, Pacific Worlds examines the deep and many-layered histories of this region’s interactions with the Pacific, and explores the on-going connections between Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians, along with Filipinos, Native Californians, and American collectors and colonists.
Turning the familiar idea of California as the western frontier on its head and re-positioning the State as “the East Coast of the Pacific,” Pacific Worlds weaves together never-before-seen objects and ephemera from the Oakland Museum of California’s collections along with contemporary California Pacific Islander artwork and community voices. Through the exhibition, visitors will experience how Pacific Islanders in California today maintain cultural practices including dance and music, food, fiber arts, tattooing, surfing, and other practices.
Every exhibition in OMCA's Great Hall usually has a membership preview. This is held the day before the exhibit is open to the public and it is for members only. This is the postcards that were sent out to members to announce the event. We already had the mark and photography chosen/done, so what I focused on was the overall layout of the two in the front and designing the back.
Pacific Worlds Member Preview Postcard
Nicole Armstrong and Dave Gottwald