Current Exhibitions

Pivotal: HIghlights from the Collection
Exhibition through Spring 2018

OCMA has always championed artistic experimentation and innovation through a commitment to showing and collecting the work of dynamic and groundbreaking emerging artists. This installation will reveal how impactful OCMA has been in supporting the careers of some of the most influential artists from this region, often at pivotal moments in their careers.

We have expanded the exhibition to include "The Moving Image." Toward the end of the twentieth century, as artists challenged traditional forms of artmaking, the moving image played a significant role in our evolving understanding of what art could be. Since its early days, OCMA has championed artistic work made in film and video and considered these works alongside those of other vanguard artists.


Jack Goldstein, Untitled, 1984. Collection OCMA. © Jack Goldstein Estate

Catherine Opie, Bo from the series "Being and Having," 1991. Collection OCMA. © Catherine Opie.

Jeremy Blake, Winchester Redux, 2004, Collection OCMA. 

Jennifer Steinkamp, Moth 5, 2012, computer generated animation. OCMA Collection.

Mary Heilmann, Surfing on Acid, 2005. Collection OCMA, Museum purchase. © Mary Heilmann

Patrick Wilson, Insomniac, 2010, Collection OCMA; © Patrick Wilson

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions