Color of Sound

Color of Sound

April 17–July 11, 2021

Curated By The Art Of Autism Nonprofit

Color of Sound

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Color of Sound is an exhibition of music and synesthesia-themed art curated by the The Art of Autism nonprofit, the first exhibition of its kind in a Southern California museum. The Art of Autism is a San Diego County-based nonprofit made up of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent. Their mission is to provide a forum to connect with those who wish to employ these abilities.

Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense is simultaneously and spontaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses. Sometimes synesthetes join objects such as letters, shapes, numbers, or people’s names with a sensory perception such as smell, color, or sounds. Many of the artists in this exhibition join color with emotions and shapes to create their art. A number of the artworks created by these autistic artists were inspired by music.

This exhibition is a reimagining of the MozArt@OMA exhibition scheduled for April 1126, 2020, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month. MozArt@OMA was, unfortunately, unable to be presented due to OMA’s temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.


See additional works by the artists and learn more about The Art of Autism nonprofit in the galleries they created inspired by this exhibition.
See Gallery One here
See Gallery Two here
See Gallery Three here
See Gallery Four here

Click here to download a PDF of artist statements.