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Carnegie Art Museum

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Address: 424 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030-5944
Phone Number: 805.385.8158

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Small but full of local historic information. Art exhibitions are held here, along with static art display that are always on display

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
Gloria T
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

You wouldn't think that a small town like Oxnard could have such a treasure. The exhibits change often so you never know what you are going to see but it is definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank ihavetwins
Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Small but full of local historic information. Art exhibitions are held here, along with static art display that are always on display

Thank Gloria T
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

A small museum that holds one exhibition at a time. Exhibitions are always interesting examples of California art and/or artists. You can see the entire show in less than an hour. Don't miss the basement, where a rotating selection of art from the permanent collection is showcased. They are closed Mon - Weds and between exhibitions.

1 Thank Maura R
Qualicum Beach
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

While travelling through central and southern California, I have been searching for galleries having collections of California plein air artists. This museum clearly states on its own website and it is published in guide books, that a collection of same is in their possession. So disappointing that upon visiting, we found none displayed. Unfortunately the entrance volunteer didn't know the... More 

3 Thank Sandra V
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

First class museum with important works from 1890 on. Surprises around every corner. A Van Gogh here a Hopper there. Lightning could be better but forgiveable. Skip the cafeteria but not the museum.

Thank Ruxtonvet
Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Fairly small. Two floors of exhibits, but low cost. Four dollars for adults, less for seniors and kids. The building itself is wonderful, apparently one of the original Carnegie Libraries. It is nicely laid out and when we went we were just two of about five people viewing the works. It takes about an hour and a half to see... More 

Thank Philip R
Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is an unexpected cultural highlight in downtown Oxnard. The day we went, local artists were featured as well as an exhibition by a famous cartoon illustrator, and contemporary realism revealing universal truths through personal perspectives. Took my sister's grandkids here, ages 7 and 9, and they enjoyed the cultural experience. Oh, and Coldstone Cramery is across the street!

Thank 5foot18
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Now an art museum, this is one of the original Carnegie libraries, and was the library of my youth. Worth a visit to just admire the architecture.

Thank dennisdster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Inexpensive & easily viewed in less than an hour. A collection from one artist was on display when we we visited, showing an array of his work. Worth the visit!

1 Thank JEFF R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a charming, two story, historic building located right next to the city park with lots going on. We have visted often, and are usualy pleased. However, it is small and one might not like the styles of art which are offered at the time.

1 Thank Mellietex

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