Member Shopping Event

As a special thank you, OMA members can celebrate the start of the holiday shopping season with an extra 10% discount in the Museum Store on top of their current membership discount. Avoid the crowds in this special after-hours event with champagne and extra TLC. Not a member? Now is the perfect time to join.

Lecture: Panel Discussion On Border Art Today

Moderated by unDocumenta curator Alessandra Moctezuma, panel members include MCASD’s Curator of Education Cris Scorza, Sara Soleimani from UCSD’s Ph.D. program, and independent curator Leticia Gomez-Franco.

Lecture: Wildlife Protection With Big Life Foundation

Join a speaker from Big Life Foundation to explore the plight of animals threatened by poaching and illegal ivory trade and artist Wendy Maruyama’s efforts to promote wildlife preservation with the exhibition The wildLIFE Project.

Taste of Art: Wild Beasts Of Henri Rousseau

Robin Douglas will delve into the lush, exotic jungle of Henri Rousseau’s paintings over appetizers and drinks. Be inspired by his post-impressionistic, soulful and primitive animals to create a composition of beasts and landscapes in his signature style with watercolor and acrylic paints. All materials supplied.

Workshop: The Diebenkorn And Matisse Connection

Join Robin Douglas to explore how the colors, patterns, and lines of Matisse inspired the color field and lyrical abstraction of Diebenkorn. Create work influenced by these artists and their connection to one another.

Workshop: Exploring Marisol Escobar’s Assemblage

Inspired by Marisol Escobar and her unique sculptural contributions to the pop art movement, Robin Douglas will discuss techniques and complexities of 360 degree art as participants assemble 3D figures in the round using wood, drawings, photography, fabric and paint. All materials provided.

Taste Of Art: The Shimmering World Of Gustav Klimt

Join Robin Douglas for an evening of food, drink, and the swirling, golden world of Gustav Klimt. Known as the creator of art nouveau, this artist’s work has been the center of international intrigue and controversy. Paint in the style of this master with a variety of glistening supplied materials. Online registration is closed, please call (760) 435-3721 for availability.

Interactive Presentation: It’s Kind Of A Cute Story

Join curator Bob Self for an engaging exploration into the world of whimsical dreamer and designer Rolly Crump.

Embroidery As A Form Of Resistance

Learn to embroider while sharing conversation with artist Claudia Cano about embroidery as a way to preserve traditions and culture. All materials supplied, including delicious café de olla (Mexican style coffee).

Taste Of Art: Keith Haring

Robin Douglas will delve into the creative and impulsive life of Keith Haring and lead a workshop in applying his visual language to create projects while enjoying wine and snacks. A contemporary of Warhol and Basquiat, Haring is best known for his impromptu, childlike, yet meaningful art. All materials supplied.

  • NOTE: OMA will be closing at 2:00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.