The Carnegie Art Museum is located in the historic city of Downtown Oxnard California.
The Carnegie Art Museum, owned and operated as a non-profit museum by the City of Oxnard since 1987, traces its beginnings back to the best spirit of American business philanthropy. Originally, the City of Oxnard’s first Public Library site, it was built in 1906 as one of the free public libraries funded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie. After the Library outgrew the building’s size in the 1960’s, and moved several blocks to a new facility, this gracious building was used for a variety of purposes including a Chamber of Commerce. In the early 1980s, after extensive earthquake retrofitting, the Carnegie Building reopened as a Cultural Arts Center. Due to the growing importance of its permanent art collection, the Carnegie was designated by the City as an Art Museum in 1987.
While in Oxnard, visitors to the Carnegie Art Museum often take the opportunity to experience the other jewels the city has to offer. Walk the Downtown Historic Tour, a self guided trek through the downtown. In order to fully enjoy your trip to Downtown Oxnard please browse our list of visitor links below:
City of Oxnard
Oxnard Convention & Visitors
Friends of Old Oxnard
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort
Museums & Galleries
Murphy Auto Museum
Ventura County Maritime Museum
The Mullin Auto Museum
Do you have a Passport to History? Dare to discover all the historical treasures!
You can pick up your passport at the Carnegie or at other participating
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