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Oceanside Museum of Art
Ranked #14 of 66 things to do in Oceanside
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Oceanside Museum of Art changes exhibits regularly and, like all contemporary art museums, there will be times when I don't care for much, and at other times, well--too many wonderful things to see and not enough time. Recently, I found their fiber art show (Quilt National) to be absolutely stunning, and on a visit last year was enthralled with landscapes by William Glen Crooks. I can always say I learn something new with each visit, and the labels are informative and well-written. There are several smaller galleries upstairs, and this museum does a lot with representing and encouraging the local artists' community, as well as offering a myriad of programs. And, the museum store has some lovely jewelry and handmade items.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We viewed the minimal exhibits on September 13, 2013. The first room has Delap "art" which consists of a circle painted green, a square painted brown, and "X'S" drawn over slabs of dull colors.
The Silva exhibit appears to be drawn by psychiatric patients. Depressing and glum with no redeeming value at all.
The Johnson exhibit is a huge joke, I'm wondering if the "artist" is laughing all the way to the bank.

It should have been a donation at the end of the visit rather than a fee to enter.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Changing exhibits of contemporary art every few months. About five blocks from the beach and pier. Many lectures and fun events throughout the year. Great gift shop with numerous choices of art and craft items. Go to www.oma-online.org for current details.

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