Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) advances creativity and inspires critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time. Open since 1976, MCASB is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Museum is located downtown in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center on the Upper Arts Terrace. 

Hours during exhibitions:
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm 
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm 

Currently showing is Call For Entries 2013. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara showcases five stand-out artists (Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter, and Christopher Ulivo) from the tri-counties in our annual Call For Entries group exhibition, an opportunity that invites artists to present newly commissioned work in the galleries. Recent exhibitions include: Dasha Shishkin: erry icketA Handful of Dust; Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine; Michele O'Marah: Video PortraitsHome Show, Revisited and Flights from Wonder.

Visit our second location, MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street!


Educational Programs
Guided Tours
Kids Programs
Parking Available

Meeting Facilities Overview

Total Sqft.: 3500.00

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