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Art Museum

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Phone: (805) 884-6430
Fax: (805) 966-6840

Katrina Carl Public Relations

Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm; Chase Free Thursday Evening, 5-8pm.

Admission Price:
$10 adults, $6 seniors & students with ID


September 18, 2016 - January 8, 2017
British Art from Whistler to World War Two
Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945.
September 18, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz
This installation consists of 15 images belonging to Sir Cecil Beaton’s (1904-1980) “London’s Honourable Scars,” a portfolio that pictured the devastation and resilience of London during the Nazi Blitz of 1940.
September 18, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Jan Tichy
Seven Doors: Jan Tichy and the Chiaroscuro of Art Museum Collecting
SBMA Presents Jan Tichy’s First Solo Exhibition on the West Coast. In this unique presentation, artist Jan Tichy has devised a special installation in direct response to the Museum’s current position in its 75-year history.
November 3, 2016 - November 3, 2016
Santa Barbara First Thursday Artwalk (5-8pm)
January 29, 2017 - May 14, 2017
David Wiesner
David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling
This exhibition of 90 objects is the first to contextualize acclaimed picture book artist David Wiesner’s (b. 1956) art through the inclusion of work by other artists by whom Wiesner was influenced.


Since its founding in 1941, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has developed a unique identity with strengths in the following areas: Ancient Art, Asian Art (Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Tibetan), French and English 19th and early 20th Century Art, 19th and early 20th Century American Art, International Modernism, Works on Paper, Photography, and Contemporary Art. Influenced by the community as a whole and by individual collectors of major importance, the holdings of the Museum have taken on a character specific to this institution.


“Puja and Piety” and Lewis deSoto
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Recommendation by Jody Zellen

Past Editorial

“Puja and Piety” and Lewis deSoto
Alice Aycock
''Labour and Wait''
Ori Gersht
Charles Garabedian
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Yinka Shonibare, MBE


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