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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

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

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


January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Highlights of the Permanent Collection, Ongoing
This installation highlights some of the most celebrated works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia.
January 13, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750-1850
Featuring Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully.
This exhibition explores the dynamic dialogue that took place over the course of a century between American, British and French portraitists from the Colonial period through the Industrial Revolution.
January 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Crosscurrents: American and European Portrait Photographs, 1840-1900
Assembling striking works from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s distinguished collection, this exhibition reveals how photographic portraiture blossomed in the later six decades of the 19th century.
April 1, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Utamaro, Toyokuni, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, and Kunisada
The Loyal League: Images from Japan’s Enduring Tale of Samurai Honor and Revenge
The Loyal League of 47 samurai, or commonly known in Japan as Chūshingura (literally The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), is the most significant samurai loyalty-revenge story.


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.


Valeska Soares
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Preview by Jody Zellen
Valeska Soares' survey "Any Moment Now" displays her skill at transforming found objects unmoored from their o

Past Editorial

Valeska Soares
“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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