Anna Bermudez, Curator of Collections at the Museum of Ventura County, talks with Our Ventura host, MB Hanrahan, about connecting with artists, the museum as a “gathering place for the community” and more.

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 collections, exhibitions, events, education programs, publications and its research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community.

In 2010, the museum’s Phase One expansion opened with a New Plaza facing onto Main Street, the state-of-the-art Martin V and Martha K. Smith Event Pavilion, a renovated lobby, parking lot, and new landscaping. A planned Phase Two will complete the project, adding galleries, the Education Center with a Children’s Garden, a Great Hall and Lobby, a new Research Library, and space for storage and maintenance of the collections on site.


Director: Petrina Sharp


Art and History at the Museum of Ventura County

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