Current Exhibitions
Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza: Navigating Technics
Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza
Navigating Technics
September 24, 2020 - April 11, 2021
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Carolyn Castaño: Cali es Cali
Carolyn Castaño
Cali es Cali
September 24, 2020 - April 11, 2021
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Alexandra Grant: Telepathy is One Step Further than Empathy
Alexandra Grant
Telepathy is One Step Further than Empathy
September 24, 2020 - June 6, 2021
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Marsia Alexander-Clarke: Ojos Profundos
Marsia Alexander-Clarke
Ojos Profundos
September 24, 2020 - April 11, 2021
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Noé Martínez: The Homeland of the Images
Noé Martínez
The Homeland of the Images
September 24, 2020 - March 28, 2021
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Kyungmi Shin: Father Crosses the Ocean
Kyungmi Shin
Father Crosses the Ocean
September 24, 2020 - April 11, 2021
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Notions of Home: Selections from the Collection

This exhibition features works from OCMA’s permanent collection that evoke contradictory feelings of home. The concept of domesticity has long been a source of inspiration for diverse forms of art and for exploring social concerns and identity. As we spend more time at home due to the pandemic, the boundaries between public and private space blur and our mixed attitudes toward home continue to intensify. This timely show captures ambivalent perceptions of home that shift between familiarity and estrangement and between comfort and conflict.
Image: Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Rosy, 2000; type C print on aluminum; 29-1/4 x 36-7/8 inches; Gift of Nancy Portnoy, New York; Courtesy of the artist.
Opening January 23, 2021
Notions of Home: Selections from the Collection

The Harpist in the Ogre’s Mind

ASMA’s installation invites viewers to imagine entering the mind of an ogre. Through video, sculpture, and sound, the installation offers a multisensory environment that blends fantasy with cultural critique. Viewers are invited to see through the ogre’s “eyes” and navigate its movement in an interactive digital world that exists beyond the gallery. Ogres have often represented otherness in many folk tales and legends. By offering visitors an opportunity to envision becoming a monster, ASMA allows for an understanding of difference as a quality that exists within everyone.
Image: ASMA, Half Blood Princess (installation view), 2019; micro-paraffin cast and encaustic paint on MDF; 10-3/8 x 15-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches; Courtesy of the artists. Photo courtesy of PEANA.
Opening spring 2021
The Harpist in the Ogre’s Mind