Queer California: Untold Stories

Tue Jun 18 (full schedule below)
Oakland Museum of California
April 13 - August 11, 2019
LGBTQ, Museums


April 13 - August 11, 2019

The Oakland Museum of California presents a major exhibition combining art and history to tell the untold stories of California's LGBTQ+ communities. Going beyond mainstream narratives, Queer California: Untold Stories will expand our understanding of this history through a multifaceted and interactive experience, providing the opportunity for museum visitors and members of the LGBTQ+ community to add their voices and stories to the conversation.

With transgender and LGBTQ+ rights increasingly in the news, the exhibition will be a timely opportunity to shine light on the history of California as a major site of LGBTQ+ community, culture, and politics. Queer California will explore a range of powerful stories through examples of social activism, contemporary artwork, historical materials, rarely-seen artifacts, archival documents, photographs, films and videos, costumes, and ephemera such as zines, stickers, and flyers.

The exhibition aligns important milestones in LGBTQ+ culture with untold stories, focusing on the diversity of queer identities, civil rights, and resistance to oppression. A timeline will help ground visitors in the key moments, movements, and figures in California's LGBTQ+ history, as well as the organizations, events, and people not often mentioned in that history. This exhibition will draw on histories of struggle for self-determination to help us imagine a more inclusive future.


Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA
Tue Jun 18 (April 13 - August 11, 2019)
Wed Jun 19 (April 13 - August 11, 2019)
Thu Jun 20 (April 13 - August 11, 2019)
Fri Jun 21 (April 13 - August 11, 2019)
Sat Jun 22 (April 13 - August 11, 2019)

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  1. Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA