Semi-permanent exhibits highlight the evolution of the valley. Learn about the Chumash culture, artists, local businesses and more. We also have a large sculpture in our front courtyard plus a mosaic and Chumash garden behind the museum. We're the perfect place to start, or expand, your knowledge of the valley.
The museum is housed in the former St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. The beautiful 100+ year old building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
A large painting by Jessie Arms Botke is always on view. It was originally part of a mural at the El Roblar Hotel.
Artwork by Carlos Grasso, Pamela Grau, Shahastra Levy, Karen K. Lewis, Carlyle Montgomery, James Petrucci, and Soni Wright are on view in our Wilson Gallery through May 22.
Libbey Bowl is the topic of artwork by Tanya Kovaleski, Patrish Kuebler, Fred Rothenberg, and Dennis Woods. They are included in the Ojai at the Crossroads: Then and Now exhibition.
Check out our Sespe Wilderness Diorama. It's a favorite with families. How many birds and animals can you find?
Make sure to visit the Chumash Interpretive Garden behind the museum. You'll find many plants important to the local Chumash community. As with any garden, it's constantly changing.
Our rotating gallery changes regularly. We feature exhibitions on a wide variety of local history topics, showcase local artists, and highlight the Ojai Valley's culture.