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.
Ojai Eye: Master photographers
This exhibition highlights historicamges from J.C. Brewster, several themes from the career of LIFE photographer Horace Bristol, celebrity portraits by Guy Webster, flower photography by Cindy Pitou Burton, panorama shots by Joe Sohm and artist portraits by Donna Granata. View it here. The exhibit is on view through August 8, 2021.
Coming in August: Finding Light with the Ojai Studio Artists
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 quarterly. Here's a glimpse at a few of our past exhibitions.