Upcoming Events

Creative Kids

Private Studio Tour: Ving and Valya Simpson

Workshop: Paper Making

Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers

Workshop: Paper Making

Art of the Ancients: 30,000 BC to 312 AD

Family Art Day: Gismos and Gadgets

Coffee and Conversation: OMA Artist Alliance

Stolen Art of the 21st Century

Life Drawing

Art of the Enlightened: Europe From 800–1725

Start of Modern Art: 1750–1900

Modern and Contemporary Art: 1900–Present

Creative Kids


Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado, Oaxaca 2000–2016. About the act of printmaking and the act of artmaking as well, this exhibition features works McCleary made with master printer Fernando Sandoval as well as his hand-colored trial proofs and preliminary drawings. DECEMBER 17–APRIL 30.
Alexia Markarian: Desire Is Never Enough. Markarian has been making challenging and often confrontational artwork in a very wide range of media for more than 30 years. A restless experimenter and creator, she is known for using common materials in unexpected ways throughout her sculptural and design work—not to mention for presenting work that is psychologically charged. DECEMBER 17–APRIL 30.
John Dillemuth: Contraptions And Go-mo(s). Assemblages, contraptions, vehicles, and paintings combine to create an installation that references domestic places and the adventurous space beyond. Natural and cultural elements are juxtaposed by adjoined branches adorned with materials that entail memory and allude to the body. Large-scale vehicles explore the relationship between real and imaginary—they resemble toys, yet their sheer size and presence places them in our physical space. The small paintings function as windows with glimpses of places and people that are both imaginary and yet as real as the cartoon contraption. FEBRUARY 4–JULY 23.
Artist Alliance at the Museum 2017. More than 200 artists submitted to be part of the fourth and largest Artist Alliance exhibition at OMA. Artwork includes oil paintings, watercolors, photography, digital artwork, collage, and sculpture—a survey of media and styles from local and national artists. This exhibition represents the incredible quality of artwork being produced by artists in the Artist Alliance membership group at the museum. Jurors for the exhibition were Karen McGuire, curator of exhibitions for the City of Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery, and Sue Greenwood of Sue Greenwood Fine Art. MARCH 4–AUGUST 27.
Michelle Montjoy: River. Michelle Montjoy collaborated with community members across generations and the county using large tabletop looms to knit using old t-shirts. Installed as an exhibition, the resulting flowing fabric forms embrace the connection, fluidity, and vitality of the many hands involved. MARCH 25–JULY 9.

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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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