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Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

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A special place!

Visiting cousins in Ojai and my one request was to visit the Center. I didn't really know that... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
New York City, New York
A place full of creativity and inspiration!!!

Such a great day of learning in an amazing atmosphere. Followed by a fabulous lunch, created by... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Simi Valley, California
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The history of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is largely the story of Happy Valley. When Annie Besant, a supporter of progressive movements, from female suffrage to Indian independence, first saw the land which is now called Happy Valley, she...more
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8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9351
+1 805-646-3381
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Visiting cousins in Ojai and my one request was to visit the Center. I didn't really know that there was an American woman connected to the Dada movement. We went last week on a very hot, dry Ojai day. What a welcoming home and art...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Such a great day of learning in an amazing atmosphere. Followed by a fabulous lunch, created by Kevin!! I cannot wait for my next visit !!!

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Visiting the home and creative center of Beatrice Wood is a treat. To spend time strolling the grounds and studio while surrounded by endless creativity is an experience not to be missed. But don't miss the gallery where you will see exhibits by some of...More

Thank dhedding
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts provides wonderful history, beautiful art and a breathtaking view. You'll learn the 105 year old life story of the extraordinary Beatrice Wood and her personal journey through the worlds of theater, modern art and spirituality that spans the...More

Thank ElizabethM6476
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. I love that it is Beato''s house and studio. I wish there were more artists that had access to her glazes. I love my purchases!

Thank Pati N
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a studio-like setting that shows much of Beatrice Wood's (BEATO) ceramic glazes for which she was famous. Also her very whimsical clay figures and objects. She had an unfettered spirit and it showed.

Thank phred2505
Reviewed March 14, 2018

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is a magical place! One can sense the presence of the unconventional, revolutionary, potter, called "Beato" by those who loved her. The studio is as she left it when she passed at age 105, 19 years ago. The...More

Thank jane13403
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

The workshop at the Center was so inspiring. Jon Keenan is a marvelous potter and a generous teacher. Having the opportunity to make work at Beatrice's home, in her studio, using her tools was amazing. Whether you go just to visit and view a show...More

Thank jcarolw
Reviewed December 1, 2017

This center is on the outskirts of Ojai. The setting has a panoramic view of Happy Valley and the Topa Topa Mountains, which is reason enough to visit. A charming veranda offers breathtaking views. The center is the home and studio of Beatrice Woods. You...More

Thank Carol877
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Great carving workshop by Jeff Margolis. Studio and beautiful view and fantastic Lunch. Its a must to go see when in Ojai, great Art in the Gallery and treasure's of Beatrice Wood .

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April 15, 2017|
Response from artistwriterguy | Property representative |
We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 to 5.