In honor of the County of Ventura’s 150th Anniversary, the Museum of Ventura County (MVC) is pleased to present “Ventura County, The Place We Call Home – A Community Experience” satellite exhibition, at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks. Curated by MVC Chief Curator Carlos Ortega, the exhibition celebrates the diversity of our County by exploring different interpretations of home.
“We are thrilled to unveil an exceptional museum exhibition that delves deep into the intricate tapestry of ‘Home’ within our community. I am immensely proud to present this thought-provoking exploration of the myriad ways in which ‘home’ resonates with each and every one of us,” stated Elena Brokaw, The Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director.
An installation-based exhibition experience, “Ventura County, The Place We Call Home” highlights the lives of people living in Ventura County and examines their relationship to home, to community, and to each other. It also features historical photos drawn from the Museum’s Research Library, as well as historical societies throughout the County. The photographs of the County today are by a diverse group of photographers and artists.
The contemporary photographers and artists contributing to the exhibition experience are Ben Bribriesca, Cristian Castro, Jorge Corralejo, Blake Fagan, Leah Mata Fragua, Porfirio Gutierrez, MB Hanrahan, Oliver Krisch, Trinh Mai, Cris Mejia, Amy Oliver, Liisa Pynnonen, Zaydee Sanchez, George Sandoval, and Amadeo Sumano.
The exhibition experience will be on display at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks through January 14, 2024, and is currently on view at the Santa Paula Agriculture Museum now through October 6, 2024. It will also be on view at the following venues: Oxnard College at Condor Hall, opening November 27, 2023 and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Activity Center, opening December 9, 2023.