Over one hundred years ago, in 1919, an extraordinary art collection was born. At the recommendation of their principal, the senior class of Gardena High School gifted the school with an original landscape painting by Ralph Davison Miller, beginning what was to become a unique, annual tradition. Read more >> 

Upcoming Programs

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The Art of Framing Art

Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:00 PM PT Like the setting for a diamond, a frame around a work of art is the finishing touch. But framing is an art form. Just as a good frame choice can greatly enhance the appearance of a work of art, a poor frame choice can drastically diminish the work. Join us in the galleries for The Art of Framing Art with Chuck Mitchell, founder and president of The FrameStore, who will share tips on what to consider when choosing a custom frame. Admission is free for museum members and $12 for non-members. Members, use promo code MEMBERGIFT

Back on the Ranch with Larry Janss

Thursday, December 16 6:00 PM PT Larry Janss is Conejo Valley to the core. The respected entrepreneur, philanthropist, photographer and descendant of one of Thousand Oaks' founding families will share his adventures growing up during the early days of Thousand Oaks while tracing the evolution of the contemporary Conejo Valley with a lively and illustrated talk in the galleries. Admission is free for museum members and $15 for non-members. Members, use promo code MEMBERGIFT.

Virtual Family Art Day: DIY Gift Tags

Saturday, December 18 2:00 PM PT Dreaming of a green Christmas? Give your holiday gifts a creative and purposeful touch and join CMATO and CReATE STUDIO as we create one-of-a-kind gift tags using recycled and repurposed materials. Turn your old greeting cards into festive and beautiful tags, perfectly suited for a no-waste holiday! Admission to Virtual Family Art Day is free for museum members and $6 for non-members. Visit cmato.org to register. Members, use promo code CMATOMEMBER.

Past Exhibitions

Defining Beauty

3rd Annual International Juried Art Exhibition featuring works by Zara Monet Feeney, Francene Levinson and Sungjae Lee.

Car Culture

Jonathan Michael Castillo's Car Culture features his arresting, candid photographs that capture LA's driving culture.

The Memory Project

Created by artist Christine Aaron, The Memory Project is an effort to explore memories and how they unite a community.

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