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Oceanside Museum Of Art, Oceanside

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ABOUT OMA

The mission of Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is to educate and inspire the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, as well as national and global artists and artforms of the 20th and 21st centuries.

OMA operates as a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and was originally founded by a core group of citizens who seized upon the vision of a museum and overcame all obstacles and skepticism to bring that vision to fruition after almost eight years of planning. OMA began providing exhibitions and public programs in 1995. With the support of the Oceanside City Council and City staff, the lease for the renowned Irving Gill Building, the historic site of the Oceanside City Hall, was approved and a home for the museum was established. Following a renovation to the interior of the Gill Building, OMA formally opened its doors on October 6, 1997, with a grand opening and OMA dedication.

In 2008, OMA completed a contemporary, three-level 15,000 square foot expansion, designed by noted architect Fredrick Fisher. The new building was melded seamlessly with the original 5,000 square-foot Irving Gill modernist building.

In addition to more than fifteen highly praised modern and contemporary art exhibitions per year, museum programming includes concerts, films, culinary events, fundraising parties, evening events, docent tours and chartered travel to other local, national and international cultural art venues and destinations. Our audience is made up of people of all ages, different walks of life and diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission

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

Artist Alliance

Are you an artist? Join OMA as an Artist Alliance Member and be part of a program designed to foster a bond between the museum, artists, and the community. The Alliance showcases members' work in local venues. For more information contact coordinator Bev Stuber, at 760.732.0399 or bastuber@dslextreme.com. Then join the OMA Artist Alliance Facebook Group@ http://www.facebook.com/groups/225137574256347/
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  • I really enjoyed the In athe Color Fields exhibit. Such an amazing array of a multitude of imported and native plants. The Veterans exhibit, Pop Smoke, was emotionally moving, and the stories were so....  more
    I really enjoyed the In athe Color Fields exhibit. Such an amazing array of a multitude of imported and native plants. The Veterans exhibit, Pop Smoke, was emotionally moving, and the stories were so....  more »
  • We enjoyed the two exhibits, Sidewalk Activism and Artists' Alliance Biennial, that were here in February. Both were quite thought-provoking! The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the....  more
    We enjoyed the two exhibits, Sidewalk Activism and Artists' Alliance Biennial, that were here in February. Both were quite thought-provoking! The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the....  more »
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  • I SOOOO wanna go in and tour. I was astounded with the rainbow flag and the AIDS quilt there for June Pride month. When I have the money, I'd love to tour the museum!
  • We saw @Daring Greatly Band here for the First Friday Artwalk event. Very classy setup with a bar, some seating at draped tables and VIP tables inside. Only suggestion would be to place outside tables in such a way that seated people would still see the band...who were excellent as always. Well done Oceanside Museum of Art!

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