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A holistic view: OMCA’s ‘Hella Feminist’ exhibition explores the complexity of contemporary feminism

Equality, reproductive rights, the division of labor, women’s health, racial justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, violence against women — contemporary feminism encompasses these issues and more. These days, feminism unquestionably covers a lot of ground in its pursuit to improve women’s social, political and economic status and conditions. Three curators at the Oakland Museum of California have put together an exhibition that encourages visitors to consider the intricacies of feminism today — as well as their personal connections to the topic. The result of their yearslong work on the project is “Hella Feminist,” opening this Friday in OMCA’s Great Hall gallery. Notably, it’s the museum’s first exhibition to explicitly focus on feminism.