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“Museum to the Arts”

Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art
Ranked #7 of 43 things to do in Ojai
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Owner description: The Ojai Valley Museum highlights the history, art and culture of the valley through museum exhibitions, programs and events. Housed in a National Register Building (originally the St. Thomas Acquinas Church) the museum includes semi-permanent history exhibits, a Sespe Wilderness diorama, highlights from the permanent art collection, and a Chumash Interpretive Garden. Four major original exhibitions are mounted each year, alternating between history and art subjects. A museum gift shop featuring books, gift items as well as locally produced cards and postcards. A tourist information office is included on the SE corner of the building. It is staffed 7 days a week with brochures, maps and magazines to help you make the most of your trip to Ojai. Regular events include 10:30am Saturday historic walking tours of downtown(no tours in August, September or on Ojai Day) for only $7 which includes museum admission and Town Talks on a wide variety of subjects (typically 3rd Sundays at 4:30-6pm) for $5. Check website for most up to date schedule of Town Talks.
Los Angeles, California
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“Museum to the Arts”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Ojai has long been an “Arts Community” and this is celebrated at the Ojai Valley Museum. The museum is not large but modestly priced. There are three main areas, the front yard which is a sculpture garden, the main space which is a former Catholic church with historic exhibits, and a side space with art by local artists. Three world famous potters made their home and ceramics in Ojai and Mr. Libby, of Libby Glass, made his winter home in Ojai. Exhibits about these four artists are in the historic section along with other exhibits on Ojai history. The former alter space is a diorama of local wildlife and turn around an view the original stain glass over the door. The museum is on the main street through town, a block from the center of town, and easy to find. Ojai is about 20 minutes from Ventura.

Visited July 2012
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