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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.
In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights 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.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara presents Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations, a group exhibition of nine Santa Barbara County artists that explores the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence. In our daily comings and goings, within and around us, things are in a constant state of transformation: clouds, currency, alliances, and surfaces, to name just a few. While passing through space, sitting still, or inter...
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will feature 30 Barbizon, Realist, and Impressionist works by 19th century artists working in France. Sisley, Cassatt, Morisot, Corot, Courbet, and more.
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.
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Dawn/Dusk,” paintings inspired by the sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle light that begins and ends the day. Stripes of sunlight and and shadow mark distance along paths and roads in Ian Roberts’ work, while muted colors record a waning work day in Robert Abbott’s agrarian paintings.
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.
Whatever the size, subject, media and price-all are original art, done by the artists you meet. The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show enjoys a beautiful beach setting under the palms along Cabrillo Boulevard east from State Street on all fair weather Sundays and holidays. Approximately 200 Santa Barbara County resident artists display their own original work in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to the show to talk with the artists about their work - and in some cases even to see...
Visions of Modernity explores the creative process of printmaking in the first half of the 20th century in Japan, a period when artists of all disciplines explored new forms of expression as the nation sought to modernize by embracing new ideas and technologies from the West. This rapid adaptation led artists to react with a new sense of individualism and an urgency to express the political, social, economic and cultural changes of their work.
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