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Art Exhibits in Santa Barbara

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.

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Sunday Feb 07, 2016


Highlights of the Permanent Collection
  • February 07, 2016 - July 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11AM - 5PM Tuesday - Sunday. 11AM - 8PM Thursdays
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-4363
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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.

Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations
  • February 07, 2016 - January 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite @ Hotel Indigo
  • Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-5373
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

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... Details

Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France
  • February 07, 2016 - March 19, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Saturdays, 11am-5pm
  • Address: 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 805-565-6162
  • Venue: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

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. 

Casa Dolores: Mexican Objects from the Permanent Collection
  • February 07, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sat 12-4PM
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

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.

Dawn/Dusk
  • February 07, 2016 - March 20, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 1-5PM
  • Address: 517 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-962-5588
  • Venue: Marcia Burtt Gallery

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.

Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation
  • February 07, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Chase Free Thursdays 5-8PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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.  

Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show
  • February 07, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10AM, Until dusk
  • Location: Cabrillo Blvd
  • Phone: 805-897-1982

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... Details

Visions of Modernity: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
  • February 07, 2016
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM - 5PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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. 

Monday Feb 08, 2016


Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations
  • February 08, 2016 - January 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite @ Hotel Indigo
  • Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-5373
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

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... Details

Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France
  • February 08, 2016 - March 19, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Saturdays, 11am-5pm
  • Address: 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • Phone: 805-565-6162
  • Venue: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

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. 

Casa Dolores: Mexican Objects from the Permanent Collection
  • February 08, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sat 12-4PM
  • Address: 1023 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-1032
  • Venue: Casa Dolores

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.

Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation
  • February 08, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM-5PM, Chase Free Thursdays 5-8PM
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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.  

Visions of Modernity: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
  • February 08, 2016
  • Times: Tues-Sun 11AM - 5PM
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-6840
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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. 

Tuesday Feb 09, 2016


Highlights of the Permanent Collection
  • February 09, 2016 - July 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11AM - 5PM Tuesday - Sunday. 11AM - 8PM Thursdays
  • Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-4363
  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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.

Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations
  • February 09, 2016 - January 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite @ Hotel Indigo
  • Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-966-5373
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

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... Details

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