The Museum of Ventura County has multiple exciting events coming up including:
• An Evening with Yunte Huang. Noted author and acclaimed biographer Yunte Huang will be reading from, discussing and signing his book, “INSEPARABLE: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History,” on May 24. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails at a no-host bar. Huang will speak starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with KCLU’s Duncan Lively. Activities will conclude with a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Museum. Admission to the event is free.
• The annual Wearable Art Fashion Show. See ad in this issue for details.
• The Night Bobby Died: An Eyewitness account of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Ventura County writer-journalist Ivor Davis was in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel half a century ago to witness the horrendous assassination of the man who would be president—Senator Robert Kennedy, younger brother of John F. Kennedy. On Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. – the 50th anniversary of the assassination – Davis will appear at the Ventura County Museum with an eyewitness account, which vividly brings to life that shocking night in American political history. Admission is $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members. No host bar.
• Exhibit of Paintings by Pedro González Pulido – The Museum will host the U.S. premiere of an exhibit of paintings by prominent Cuban artist and educator Pedro González Pulido from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The event will feature a reception and screening of the documentary “Hearing is Believing” by Ventura filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano, which inspired Pulido’s work. World-renowned musician Rachel Flowers, who hails from Oxnard, is the subject of the film and will perform her music at the opening reception. Advance purchase tickets to the opening event are recommended and cost $20 each. Proceeds benefit the Flowers family, the Museum of Ventura County and Hearing is Believing Productions. Tickets may be purchased at http://bit.ly/MVC_HearingisBelieving. There may be limited tickets available at the door.
The Museum of Ventura County celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications and its research library at 100 East Main Street, open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit venturamuseum.org or call 653-0323.