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Do you love a good gallery hop? Or are you looking for the latest opening exhibits? Maybe you just want to escape to the sanctity of the nearest coffee shop art show. Whatever your palette, Santa Barbara's art exhibits are sure to excite. Explore them below.
Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to 2014, and together highlight the persistent influence of modernism. The most recent works inventively reference and reinterpret the past-including both popular and obscure forms of painting, architecture, and design.
Casa Dolores is pleased to present the new exhibition, Saintly and Spirited: Art Made of Tin. The story of tin traverses continents and mining trails, centuries and cultures. Once meant for utilitarian purposes, it grows to become an important material that crosses the creative spectrum in Mexico: from painting the divine on retablos and symbolic offerings for milagros, to domestic ornament, the carnivalesque and recycled product for design. Mexican tin art is both private in devotion and publi...
Sideways at the Elverhoj Museum - show will feature Film Stills by Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP highlighting local areas seen on the film. Reception will be held on Oct. 4, 4-6PM. Please contact museum for more details.
Samuel Guzman’s Stabiles are hand-crafted wire sculptures made from a single wire accentuated by a Tillandsia (air plant) and constructed without the use of adhesives or welding. The structures embody a unique aesthetic by balancing weight and space in organic form.
Explore the life and work of architect and draftswoman Lutah Maria Riggs and her contribution to what has become "Santa Barbara Style". The special exhibition celebrates the iconic architectural elements that define America's Riviera - white walls with arched openings, red-tile, wrought iron, classical Mediterranean mixed with Art Moderne, and a focus on outdoor living and enjoying the views.
Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects.
This exhibition explores the history of Bollywood posters and their influence on popular culture, religion, and art. Showcased alongside the film posters are prints, calendars, images of temples dedicated to Bollywood film stars, as well as wedding posters.
On view from the Permanent Collection of Casa Dolores, works of art in clay, leather, wood, textile and silver, representing the vast regions of Mexico and artisan craft traditions of the 20th century. Roger Brown ceramics in garden. In English and Spanish. Exhibition ongoing.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is delighted to present a selection of important paintings that are on extended loan by the Armand Hammer foundation and augmented by several works from the private collection of Michael Armand Hammer.
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