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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

Film Screening: Labor Issues And The Border

  • Today, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a screening of the film "Mauilapolis" and panel discussion with filmmaker Sergio de la Torre, labor activist and photographer Fred Lonidier, and artist Dominic Miller whose artwork in unDocumenta was developed in Tijuana with workers at a factory “maquiladora” in Tijuana. Pricing: Members - Free Visitors - $10 Read more

All upcoming events at Oceanside Museum of Art

'Rolly Crump: It's Kind Of A Cute Story' At OMAStarts September 5, 2017

Film Screening: Labor Issues And The Border Today

Taste Of Art: Fauvists And Futurists Movement In Art Today

Creative KidsOctober 25, 2017

Art After Dark: Dia De Los MuertosOctober 28, 2017

Coffee And Conversation With OMA Artist Alliance November 5, 2017

Welcome To Colonia Libertad With Artist Omar PimientaNovember 5, 2017

Workshop: Multi Perspectives On Alternative Surfaces November 7, 2017

Life Drawing November 8, 2017

Lecture: Uncovering Censorship In Art November 8, 2017

Screening Of The 'Whimsical Imagineer' With Q&A November 9, 2017

Exhibition Reception November 11, 2017

Music On The Terrace With Dulaney & Company November 11, 2017

Taste of Art: Keith Haring November 16, 2017

Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange And Materials Swap November 21, 2017

New Member Welcome Reception And Exhibition TourDecember 2, 2017

Embroidery As A From Of Resistance December 2, 2017

Workshop: The Diebenkorn And Matisse ConnectionDecember 5, 2017

333's Music At The Museum December 6, 2017

Interactive Presentation: It's Kind Of A Cute Story December 13, 2017

Taste O Art: The Shimmering World Of Gustav Klimt December 14, 2017

Workshop:Exploring Marisol Escobar's Assemblage January 9, 2018

Wildlife Protection With Big Life FoundationJanuary 10, 2018

Taste of Art: Wild Beasts Of Henri Rousseau January 18, 2018

Panel Discussion On Border Art Today January 18, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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