Exhibiting now

“San Diego Surreal” at the Oceanside Museum of Art

On View February 23–June 16, 2019

Over 75 works of art in a variety of media created over several decades reveal how Surrealism’s range of artistic strategies and visual vocabulary have seeped into California culture while probing the impact the movement has had on artists in San Diego. The exhibition focuses on the work of both contemporary artists and earlier 20th-century modernists who drew upon Surrealism, including Dorr Bothwell, Althea Brimm, Hugo Crosthwaite, Marianela de la Hoz, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Charles Glaubitz, Ethel Greene, Jeff Irwin, Cliff McReynolds, Lynn Schuette, Allison Schulnik, Harry Sternberg, Walter Sutin, Jean Swiggett, Jen Trute, and Perry Vasquez. San Diego Surreal goes beyond overt comparisons between the work of the Surrealists and regional artists to explore the more idiosyncratic and subtle connections of visual, thematic, and philosophical references.

A catalog with an essay by guest curator Susan M. Anderson will accompany this exhibition.

This exhibition is made possible by support from Bram and

Sandra Dijkstra.

Exhibition Reception

Saturday, February 23


Members Free, Visitors $10

Sip, nosh, and mingle with artists and fellow art lovers as OMA celebrates four exhibitions: National Watercolor Society: Southern California Inspirations, Past and Present, Valya: She, Matthew Barnes: Painter of the Night, and San Diego Surreal.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 11:00am–5:00pm

Thursday and Friday 11:00am–8:00pm OPEN LATE!

Sunday 12:00–5:00pm

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