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Oceanside Museum of Art

Oceanside Museum of Art is a cultural jewel located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier. The museum presents provocative, contemporary exhibitions from the region and around the world. OMA offers concerts, films, lectures, and docent tours. Oceanside Museum of Art is a gathering place where friends meet to share and enjoy the rich cultural experiences available in the region.

In addition to a progressive exhibition schedule, Oceanside Museum of Art is housed in side-by-side buildings designed by two of southern California’s most renowned Modernist architects. The classic Irving Gill designed building is nestled against the contemporary Frederick Fisher designed Central Pavilion creating the perfect union of past and present architecture.

Exhibitions showcase the finest art of the southern California region from landscape paintings to studio furniture, neon sculpture, art quilts, and architectural glass. OMA’s galleries feature on enlightening survey of contemporary art enriched by the cultures of the community. The museum’s galleries are redesigned for each exhibition, surprising visitors with a fresh, exciting visual transformation for every new exhibit.

OMA Members: free
General admission: $8
Seniors 65+: $5
Students free with ID Military and their dependents free with ID
North American Reciprocal Museum Program Members free with ID

Upcoming event at Oceanside Museum of Art

Mixed Media Sculpture

  • Tuesday, February 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Join the Oceanside Museum of Art, Feb. 28 - March 2 for the Mixed Media Sculpture three-day class, 1-4 p.m. Altered objects, space, light, shadows and reflections will be the emphasis in creating 3-D objects. Robin Douglas will explore creativity and make connections with workshop participants to expand students’ unique visual language in the round. Artistic Inspiration: Louise Nevelson. Supplies needed: Found objects, lights or lighting, reflective material, objects that ... Read more

All upcoming events at Oceanside Museum of Art

Artist Alliance At The Museum 2017Starts March 4, 2017

'John Dillemuth: Contraptions And Go-mo(s)'Starts February 4, 2017

Mixed Media Sculpture February 28, 2017

Art Walk March 3, 2017

Artist Alliance At The Museum 2017March 4, 2017

Artist Talk With Dan McCleary March 8, 2017

A Taste Of Art: Georgia O'KeefeMarch 9, 2017

Creative Kids March 22, 2017

Michelle Montjoy's 'River' Reception At OMAMarch 25, 2017

John Dillemuth Exhibition Reception March 25, 2017

'Alexia Markarian: Desire Is Never Enough' LectureApril 12, 2017

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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