The mission of the Boehm Gallery at Palomar College is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Palomar College students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.

Dedicated as an art space in 1966, the Gallery is named after former Palomar College Dean of Humanities, Dwight Boehm, and has been featured in such publications as Art Forum, Artweek, Art in America and Ceramics Monthly.

The Gallery is committed to increasing the number of collaborative courses with a wide range of departments and programs. Individual faculty members or department representatives are strongly encouraged to consider the possibility of using the Gallery’s collection in teaching.

Each year, the Gallery also offers a number of scholarly lectures, workshops, and symposia. Gallery director, Ingram Ober, is eager to develop and coordinate this programming in conjunction with courses being taught across the College and invite discussion of upcoming course schedules, departmental colloquia or symposia, research emphases, or other points of potential overlap.