Angela Davis: Seize the Time

An Exhibit Fit for a Larger-Than-Life Activist

WORDS BY NAVYA POTHAMSETTY

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OAKLAND — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) honors activist Angela Davis with Seize the Time, an exhibition detailing her career, accomplishments, and legacy. The exhibit runs from October 7, 2022 until June 11, 2023. Seize the Time debuted at Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum earlier this year. Like OMCA’s recent exhibitions, All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 and Hella Feminist, Seize the Time connects local activism and history with national impacts and worldwide phenomena. The exhibit features four main sections: the first gives visitors background on Davis, the second and third detail her arrest and its aftermath, and the final section...

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Angela Davis speaks in DeFremery Park at Free Huey Rally by Stephen Shames, 1969, Oakland, CA - Courtesy of the Exhibit

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