“Never underestimate the power of art, artists, and art museums to inspire, educate, transform, unite, enlighten, heal, and change our ‘individual’ and ‘collective’ lives.” Daniel Foster, Executive Director
Oceanside Museum of Art fosters and promotes the study and appreciation of all realms of art through its exhibitions, collections and educational programs. The museum presents more than fifteen exhibitions in a variety of media each year, from painting and art quilts to photography and installation art.
At OMA, we offer an array of inspiring programs including concerts, Free Family Art Days, lectures, private tours, and special night events and fundraisers such as Art After Dark and Art Auction Fall Fundraiser. Oceanside Museum of Art is a gathering place where friends meet to share and enjoy the rich cultural experiences available in the region.
Here at OMA, we have come a long way in our efforts to build a classroom to benefit our art community! Our OMAzing classroom opened in October 2013, and is now complete with classes and workshops for kids of all ages. OMA also offers many adult-only classes during the evenings for you to explore your artistic boundaries with experienced instructors.
100 Artists: 100 Years Exhibition OpeningSaturday, April 18, 2015 Oceanside Museum of Art is emphasizing San Diego artists, collections, and themes with several focused and major exhibitions throughout 2015. The exhibition runs from April 18 - July 26, 2015. These exhibitions will span the area’s traditional and contemporary art history, epitomized this spring in partnership with the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and their Artists Guild.
100 Artists: 100 Years ReceptionSaturday, April 25 6:00pm – 8:00pm Celebrating the opening of 100 Artists: 100 Years with a fun, social event where you can view the artwork, meet the curator, and learn about the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
100 Artists: 100 Years Panel DiscussionWednesday, May 27 2015 Save the date! We will be hosting a panel discussion on 100 Artists: 100 Years with the curator of the exhibition and members of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. Don't miss out!
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OMAzing Events! Can't miss events, lectures, exhibitions, news, travel, and lots more!
- 2/8 Free Family Art Day - Oceanside Dreaming
- 2/15 21st Annual Mardi Gras Brunch Fundraiser
- 3/10 Distinguished Lecture Series: Listen and Learn
- 4/18-4/19 Free Family Art Day - Oceanside Days of Art <
"This is a wonderful hidden gem in the heart of downtown Oceanside! I still come across so many people that have lived in Oceanside or nearby for all of their lives and have no clue that we have a museum."
"Being an eternal student of the arts, I have visited the Oceanside Museum of Art on several occasions now and I have to say that it keeps getting better and better!"
We are always looking for new members and sponsors!