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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

CAM Studio Gallery Guest
Artist Zara Monet Feeney through-June 16, 2019
Zara Monet Feeney’s artistic trajectories re-examine voyueristic compositions, the male gaze and  socio-sexual empowerment issues. As a gay feminist, she designs her work to engage very strongly with historical and contemporary notions of intersectional feminism and patriarchal authority. Meticulously controlling the play between the subject and the space it occupies, the work is able to guide, critique and call into question the intention of the viewers gaze. The subjects are dramatically posed, the textiles are ornate, the color schema is non-naturalistic and the spatial play is ambiguous. It is her intention for the work to reify a sort of psychological, reflexive experience, where the thing being viewed demands a self- critical penetration of vision or a stare extended in time.
Specifically, during her residency at the Carnegie Art Museum Studio Gallery, Feeney will be creating several new paintings to hang alongside existing work. In addition to a critique of misogyny, these newer pieces will comment on other political and personal tragedies such as mass violence and the decline of mental health. Feeney will use a painted collage of abstract and realistic imagery to convey these ideas. The canvases will be unstretched and sometimes spill out onto the floor. Using simultaneously dramatic yet austere aesthetic sensibilities, ideally the work will be implicitly poignant for the viewer’s interaction.
Zara Monet Feeney’s artwork is published in Huffington Post, Manifest, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre, Art in America and International Painting Annual. She has been awarded several solo shows and international residencies and has placed first in numerous juried exhibitions. She has a B.A. from UCLA and an MFA from LCAD. She currently works as a college professor. 
Artist Studio Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays- 11 am - 3 pm
Zara Monet Feeney Guest Artist Exhibit-  May 2-June 16, 2019         
Location: 329 N. Fifth St.  Oxnard, 93030   

Channel Islands Maritime Museum


May 15 - August 26, 2019

An exhibit featuring the stunning images of photographers Bob Evans and Andrew J. McMullen’s  photo-documentation of marine life as it developed beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel between 1974 and 1981. 



Murphy Auto Museum

Fireball Gallery at the Murphy -  May 11 through August 9, 2019

The FIREBALL GALLERY is an all new Nostalgic Automotive Art Gallery at the Murphy Auto Museum. Art Exhibits will feature focused work of the best in Automotive Pop Culture and Design around the world. 

There will be 5 Artists represented in this 3 month show starting May 11th- August 9th.

Fireball Tim is a talented friend of ours and is the creator of the "Fireball Malibu Vlog", an Automotive Beachlife VLOG series with over 820 episodes.



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


Our newest exhibit will bring together a group of the finest French automobiles in the world, to tell the story of the most prominent companies in emerging automotive market.  Starting from the day of horse-drawn carriages, through the first understandings of aerodynamic form, this collection is one not to be missed!  Cars include several of the finest from the Mullin Collection including - 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, 1939 Delahaye 165, the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance winning 1935 Voisin Aerodyne!

Reservations required. $16 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+), $13 Student w/ID, $8 Children (3-12), Children under 2 & active Military with ID FREE.



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