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California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks Announces Reopening, New Exhibitions

MARCH 24, 2021: Two exhibitions opening April 9 at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) will give visitors the opportunity to reflect on the concept of beauty in contemporary art and view the debut museum exhibition of the emerging visual artist and photographer, Jonathan Michael Castillo.

CMATO Launches Online Exhibition Capturing Student Experiences of COVID-19

As museums nationwide have closed their doors to visitors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is presenting a new virtual exhibition that documents the historic outbreak’s effect on local art students.

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition. Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit original works in a variety of mediums that reflect the theme, “Defining Beauty.” Defining Beauty is intentionally vague, as conflicting objectives might be collected under its banner. Submissions are open to both established and emerging artists.

Defining Beauty Open Call

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition. Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit original works in a variety of mediums that reflect the theme, “Defining Beauty.” Defining Beauty is intentionally vague, as conflicting objectives might be collected under its banner. Submissions are open to both established and emerging artists.

Empathy Beneath the Surface

Group Exhibition To Coincide with First Anniversary of Ventura County’s “Twin Tragedies” (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) – In November of 2018, the Conejo Valley region was left reeling from two back-to-back calamities: a deadly mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill on November 7, followed by the devastating Woolsey wildfire on November 8. The events claimed lives, forced thousands to evacuate their homes and left a community grief-stricken.

Len Linton Elected as Board Chair

Len Linton, CFO of ViaSource Solutions and Leads Mogul, LLC, and President of Guardian Insurance Services, has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO). Linton has served on the museum’s Board since 2013, most recently as Treasurer. He succeeds Tony Principe, president of Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services, who has served as the museum’s chair since 2016. Linton assumed his new role on June 1, 2019.

Kelly “RISK” Graval – Solo Exhibition

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) will present a solo exhibition of “Kelly “Risk” Graval focusing on new and popular works by the influential artist. The exhibition will cover more than 2,600 feet of gallery space utilizing traditional and non-traditional media. The exhibit opens on May 9, 2019 and is on view through September 4, 2019.

Ansel Adams Highlights from Lawrence Janss Collection

Works by one of the world’s most widely recognized and acclaimed photographers will go on view as part of a limited engagement at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO). “In Focus: Ansel Adams Highlights from Lawrence Janss Collection” features several of the artist’s iconic photographs, on loan from entrepreneur, community leader and CMATO Board of Directors member, Larry Janss. “In Focus,” runs February 21 through March 24, 2019. Admission is free (a $6 donation is suggested).

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