summer from the oma collection
august 19-october 1, 2022
OMA WEST AT THE SEABIRD
Summer isn’t just a time of year, it’s a mindset of joy, freedom, adventure, and intriguing possibilities. This peek into Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)’s collection features bright, figurative, whimsical scenes, saturated with the vibrant colors of our sun-drenched summer days. Each work presents a figure or group of people as the main focus, with the slightly surreal environments they occupy offering visitors the opportunity to get lost in daydreams of magical summer days.
Since expanding in 2008, OMA has acquired works of art related to the Southern California region from 1900 to the present. One of the goals of the permanent collection is to document high-quality works of art that are created in, influenced by, celebratory of the greater San Diego region. This exhibition includes artwork by Sara Botts, Janet Cooling, Virginia Halstead, Fred Holle, Alexia Markarian, Leovigildo Martínez, and Tim McCormick.