Oceanside Museum of Art
The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is a premier regional art museum in Southern California and a leader of arts and culture in North County San Diego. Opened in 1995, OMA educates and inspires through a unique range of diverse engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, national and global artists and art forms. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission the first Sunday of every month, general admission is $8, $5 for seniors and free for students and military. For more information call 760-435.3720 or visit oma-online.org.
The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, California, within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak, Coaster, Sprinter, and Metrolink stops.
My Sister’s Voice
Forty large-scale, high-resolution black-and-white photographs present intense portraits of a culturally diverse international and local group of women who demonstrate how deeply women participate in society at all levels. These women range in age from 18 to 92, showcasing the courage, wisdom, and talents of women of all ages in our society and global discourse.
This exhibition directly confronts the viewer and audience about our core community and societal perceptions and artifices that influence our social, economic, and political landscape. This collaborative exhibition was produced by Alexis Dixon and Pablo Mason.
Exhibition runs November 1 to February 8, 2015.
Omar Lopex: Relámpago
Relámpago is Spanish for “lightning,” referring to the moments of illumination captured directly on solid metal plates for this exhibition of Omar Lopex’s intimate tintype photographs.
A photograph documents reality without context: What appears to be a wide variety of traditional family portraits exploring different representations of familial relationships is in fact a complex game of pretend. Using a motorcycle specially outfitted with a darkroom to develop images on the spot, Lopex visited four different cities to meet strangers and become a part of their family for as long as it took to shoot and develop these images.
Exhibit runs November 8 to February 8, 2015.
Neil Shigley: Invisible People
Striving to spread awareness and tell the stories of the homeless population in our city, Neil Shigley: Invisible People focuses on select works Shigley has created which document San Diego’s homeless, a group often hidden and forgotten.
Through the presented large scale block prints and graphite on paper works he captures the character that life on the streets has given these individuals, many of whom are from his neighborhood near downtown San Diego.
Exhibit runs November 1 to February 15, 2015.
NAKED: 20th Century Nudes from the Dijkstra Collection
Taken from the wide-ranging art collection of Bram and Sandra Dijkstra, this group of works contributes to the museum-wide focus on artwork concerning figurative and portrait themes occupying all five exhibition spaces at OMA this fall.
This group of works spans the 20th Century including figurative paintings, drawings, and photographs specifically featuring the nude human figure, created by a wide array of artists: from traditional works with a more painterly aesthetic such as F. Humphry Woolrych's The Music of Pan (1900), Elliott Daingerfield's Nymph at a Spring (1915), and Charles Hawthorne's Seated Nude (1921), as well as a variety of early modernist works by artists including Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Jan Matulka, Joseph Solman, and Julio de Diego, Californians including Boris Deutsch, Phil Paradise, Francis de Erdely, and Milford Zornes, and San Diego painters including Belle Baranceanu, Dan Dickey, Ethel Greene, James Hubbell, Jean Swiggett, and James Aitcheson. The female form dominates the exhibition as the most frequently recurring motif throughout the works, while the male form provides a quieter presence, illustrating the typical ratio of male to female nudes throughout art history.
As passionate collectors, the Dijkstras acquired works of art based on personal and emotional connections with the work they encountered. The result is a strong and varied collection that began with a first purchase made some 30 years ago and has continued into the present acquisiton of unique work with colorful histories, collected locally and abroad. Bram and Sandra Dijkstra have not only amassed an impressive collection of art created by the highest caliber of national and international artists but have also consistently encouraged the collection and purchase of art by local artists.
Exhibit runs November 22 to March 8, 2015.
California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California
Artists worldwide were invited to creatively interpret Southern California’s iconic culture. Contemporary artists submitted nearly 900 two-dimensional artworks of various medias that broadly reflect the changing culture and lifestyle of Southern California. In addition to the artworks juried into this traveling exhibition, five Juror Selections of artworks chosen from permanent and private collections will be included.
Exhibit runs December 6 to March 29, 2015.
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- "Armando de la Torre's "Winter Wonderland"" · Nov. 1, 2013