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

  Black & White & In Between: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

March 11 - May 27, 2018

This exhibition features works by artists who have explored the formal, conceptual, technical, and material possibilities of limiting their palettes to black-and-white and shades "in between."

Art included by:
Lita Albuquerque, Charles Arnoldi, Richard Artschwager, Larry Bell, Joe Goode, Andy Moses, Ed Moses, Manfred Muller, Robert Rauchenberg, Andy Warhol, Emerson Woelffer
and many others

 

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Featured Exhibit - "Water Works"

January 8 - March 25, 2018

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum in the Channel Islands Harbor presents “Water Works” by expedition artist Danielle Eubank, January 8-March 25th, 2018. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 6-8PM. Events are FREE with Membership or Museum admission. The museum is located at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, California 93030.

For our monthly speaker series, we welcome Danielle as she speaks on the “Global Adventure to Capture Maritime Beauty,” Wednesday, January 17th, 6:30PM refreshments are served and the lecture begins at 7PM. Free for CIMM Members, $7 non-members, $5 seniors/students and military personnel.

Danielle Eubank is an expedition artist in pursuit of painting all of the major bodies of water in the world. She is beginning by painting all of Earth’s oceans. She is currently painting the second to last ocean on her list, the Arctic Ocean. So far, she has painted all of the other oceans but one, as well as water in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Asia. Eubank has painted around 200 bodies, in and around 21 countries.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open M/Th - Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, and Tues - Wed for group tours (reservations required) and private member events.  Located in Oxnard’s beautiful Channel Islands Harbor, at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Explore galleries full of rare and exquisite maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is $7 adults, $5 seniors/students/military, $3 children (ages 6-17), free for members and children under 6, and FREE on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260.  

 

 

Murphy Auto Museum

Exhibit runs: January 7- March 31, 2018

In US automotive history, the name “Packard” once stood for fine engineering, long life, great 12-cylinder luxury cars, early racing success and, in its last years, technical innovation. From World War 1 until its merger with Studebaker in 1954, a span of more than thirty years, Packard was America's only entirely independent auto company dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of the finest possible cars. We have some of the finest examples of Packards & Studebakers on display.                 

 

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

Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique 

Come experience a sampling from one of the most innovative French automobile manufacturers of the 20th century, Citroën!  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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