Current Exhibitions

2017 California-Pacific Triennial
exhibition through September 3, 2017

The 2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever is the second triennial and a key component of the museum’s recently established Pacific Initiative with a focus on Pacific Rim contemporary art.

Anothermountainman, the story of my early life/4/the mills 6, 2017.


Estudio Cruz + Forman, Mecalux Retrofit: A frame for informal housing, 2015.


Patricia Fernandez, Nada/Nadia/Nadie/Nadja and Objective Chances, 2017


Haegue Yang, An Opaque Wind—Humbled Gray #1, 2016

Upcoming Exhibitions

Pivotal: HIghlights from the Collection
exhibition October 7 - December 31, 2017

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 and prescient OCMA has been in supporting the careers of some of the most influential artists from this region at pivotal moments in their careers.


Jack Goldstein, Untitled, 1984


Catherine Opie, Bo from the series "Being and Having," 1991


Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #36, 1970.


Jennifer Steinkamp, Moth 5, 2012, computer generated animation, OCMA Collection, museum purchase with funds provided through the prior gift of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Redmond.

Shi Zhiying
exhibition October 7 - December 31, 2017

In her first solo U.S. museum exhibition, Shanghai-based Shi Zhiying demonstrates the influences that Buddhism and the natural world have on her approach to paining. She is highly regarded in her native China for stark monochromatic paintings of uniform vistas — open water, Zen sand gardens, carpets of grass, facades of weathered ancient structures. This exhibition continues OCMA’s commitment to presenting the freshest voices from the Pacific Rim.


Shi Zhiying, 100 Buddha, 2012


Shi Zhiying, Rock Carving of Thousand Buddhas, 2014-15.


Shi Zhiying, Ocean No. 3, 2014.

Past Exhibitions