Discover Oxnard’s Cultural Side

Oxnard has a medley of museums. History buffs can enjoy a variety of museum experiences offering California art, maritime history and classic cars display.

Cultural Events in Oxnard

Carnegie Art Museum

Carnegie Art Museum Announces Summer Exhibition
Soluble Power
June 11- August 20, 2017   

C ontemporary approaches in SoCal Art using the medium of water color are showcased inSoluble Power on display at the Carnegie Art Museum from June 11- August 20, 2017. It features the art of Gary Brewer of Los Angeles, Gail Faulkner of Ventura, Joanne Julian of Oxnard, Mona Neuhaus of Oxnard, Paul Pitsker of Santa Monica and Doug Shoemaker recently of Palm Springs.

Ground pigment suspended in water is one of the oldest mediums known, waning and rising in popularity with changes is technology over the centuries. California artists excelling in both oil painting and watercolor burst out from 1925-1955 with a new a popular approach for watercolor that was quintessentially Californian and was named The California Style. Gone was the pencil detailed English approach, replaced with using large sheets of paper, sweeping free brush strokes, bold color and strong, quick lines. Although currently more paintings in acrylic and oil seem to be commonly displayed, Southern California artists’ experimentation with watercolor to push it to depict contemporary visions continues unarrested.



Channel Islands Maritime Museum

2017 ASMA West Juried Regional Exhibition -May 8th through June 24th

The American Society of Marine Artists West Exhibition at the CIMM will contain some of the finest contemporary marine art being created today. Artists from all ASMA regions were invited to submit their work. 24 paintings were selected from a total of 125 entries from 57 artists by jurors Paul Mullally (ASMA Fellow, CA), Lisa Egeli (ASMA Fellow, MD), and Carolyn Hesse-Low (ASMA Signature, CA) selected 24 paintings from a total of 125 entries from 57 artists. There are also 9 ASMA Fellows work being exhibited, including David Bareford, Lisa Egeli, Peter Egeli, Leonard Mizerek, Paul Mullally, CW Mundy, Charles Raskob Robinson, Kim Shaklee, and John Stobart. Fifty percent of the exhibition is from ASMA West members, including one painting from Canada by Greg Freedman.

Murphy Auto Museum

Exhibit runs: June 24-October 1, 2017

This is the biggest show of the year! admission of $10.00 gets you into the entire museum and Vintage Trailer Open House were you will tour 40+ Vintage Trailers and campers. Plus, these trailers are all decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot. On display are 80+ vintage cars, Americana, period clothing and one of the largest H/O scale train layouts around. Food and music too! This is our signature year event. You don't want to miss the fun!


Seabee Museum

The U.S. Navy Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps have a rich tradition of protecting America's freedom and helping to build a better global community. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum preserves their history, educate visitors, and promote the Seabee's famous "Can Do" spirit for generations to come. Established in in 1947, the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second oldest of the official Navy museums. It is located in a new state-of-the-art facility at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme and is open free to the public. Family friendly exhibits and programs engage and inspire visitors about the Naval Construction Force.

The Mullin Automotive Museum

Come experience a sampling from one of the most innovative French automobile manufacturers of the 20th century. These fascinating automobiles encompassed technology way ahead of their time, in futuristic bodies.  

Reservations required. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors (65+), $8 Children (3-11), Children under 2 & active Military with ID FREE

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