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Oceanside Museum of Art

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Address: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: 760 435 3720
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Gem of a Museum in my backyard

Just went to see the 'Naked' exhibit during the February museum month and we are now patrons. Love this gem and enjoyed all three exhibits we saw. The docents are fun, too. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just went to see the 'Naked' exhibit during the February museum month and we are now patrons. Love this gem and enjoyed all three exhibits we saw. The docents are fun, too. Not your stereotypical 'arties'. We will be going back soon.

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118 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Too bad I missed a nice opportunity to appreciate the art in this city. The only good thing about this, is that I found a Chase bank a block from this place.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

On display thru 8 Feb, this is a powerful display of black and white photos of women in the area who are making a difference in their community. Each poster size photograph is accompanied by a short quotation. If you are in the area come for an hour to be encouraged by their combined and individual philosophy.

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california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Saw the most exquisite quilt show in November. Right now a private collection of nudes is a must see !

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Honolulu
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a little extra time on our hands, so we decided to walk to the Oceanside Museum of Art. We were a little concerned as we were late and wondered if we could cover it all. The Museum is a little on the smaller side - but interesting art pieces were shown. We managed to cover it in about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Oceanside can be very proud with its Art Museum or Oceanside Museum of Art. Located on Pier View street just behind City Hall. They bring wonderful exhibit. The museum also holds events including once a month (I believe it is on the first Sunday of the month) they have family day which they offer hands on art projects and complementary... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 helpful votes 22 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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