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Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
760 435 3720
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Oceanside
Type: Museums
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Oceanside, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Outstanding museum in a small beach community. HIGHLY recommend visiting and keep an eye out for the terrific evening events.

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los angeles
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12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a surprisingly interesting museum. The current quilt shoe was filled with interesting works. Very unexpected. The upstairs silent auction items were terrific. Definitely worth a visit.

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St. James, New York, United States
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

People that don't come here are really missing out. There are three large exhibition spaces in the museum, so it's not that big. Nor are there any permanent exhibitions. They change regularly throughout the year. One exhibition we saw featuring art quilts really opened our eyes and minds to that particular art form. It was an excellent show.

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Escondido, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a lovely museum. It is nicely laid out. I sometimes visit to just to see the gift shop. The gift shop has some great items to buy from all over the world. The volunteers are very helpful.

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London, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We enjoyed the exhibits on the second floor. The gift shop featured work by local artisans. Highly recommend.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Oceanside Museum of Art is a nice small art museum that has some really exceptional rotating exhibits. Definitely worth a visit and the museum hosts local artists each fall.

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South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a great local museum that mounts some creative exhibitions. We saw a quilt exhibit that had some amazing pieces, a social commentary series that was "right on," and spend more than we should have in the gift shop, which is full of temptations.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Oceanside Museum of Art is the worst art museum I've ever visited. Here you will find two kinds of phonies: Con artists posing as real artists, and their gullible marks posing as art afficionados. For an $8 admission fare you can see things like a canvas bearing offensive profanity, a crucified store-bought doll, a painting of only two solid... More

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Little museum that always has super fun events going on. There is a constant flow and shift of unique and interesting modern art. They're always different. I love how they showcase local artists.

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Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum is a gem. Every two years we go specifically to view the Quilt National traveling exhibit, which is only part of the large exhibit that shows at the Dairy Barn in Ohio every other year. We visited on opening day last week and it was once again a fabulous show. We take the opportunity to visit all exhibits... More

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