Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101-2746

(805) 963-4364 (Phone)   |   (805) 966-6840 (Fax)
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Year Founded:
    1941
Description:
   The Museum has developed a unique identity in Ancient Art, Asian Art (Chinese, Japanese, Indian & Tibetan), 19th & early 20th Century French, English & American Art, International Modernism, Works on Paper, Photography, & 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.
    The Museum's strong education and outreach program is multi-faceted: docent-led tours for children and adults, classroom slide talks, family days at the Museum, teacher workshops, lectures, adult education classes, and studio art classes for all ages at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House.
    Much of the educational programming at the Museum is carried out by docents, who together volunteer more than 10,000 hours of service each year. Before they become "the voices of the Museum," the docents spend a year in training, receiving rigorous art history and public speaking instruction. Docents who have been with the Museum more than five years may specialize in a certain area of expertise, such as Asian or French art.
Museum Category:
    Art


Business Hours:
    11 am - 5 pm (Tues-Sun); Closed Mondays
Location Type:
    Museum
Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   Check,   Amex,   Discover,   MasterCard,   Visa,  
Languages Spoken:
    English,  
General Business Classification:
    Arts, Music, Entertainment, Festivals
    Categories:
    Art Museum
    Art Museum
    Museums/Attractions/Historic
    Visual Arts

Legal Entity:
    Non-Profit
Number of Employees:
    51 - 100
Average Visit:
    1 hour
Guided Tours?
    Yes
Classes Offered?
    Yes.

www.sbmuseart.org
 Recent Buzzes!!
4/18/14 - Become a Docent ... Recruitment Reception ... Tuesday, May 6, 3 – 5 pm
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For visitors to SBMA, docents are the institution's welcoming face and informed voice. A volunteer corps comprised of approximately 65 men and women from all backgrounds, docents support the arts by giving gallery tours to both adults and students. The Museum is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a training program that begins in September. For more information, attend the Docent Recruitment Reception or contact Rachael Krieps, Manager of School and Docent Programs at 884.6441 or rkrieps@sbma.net.
4/14/14 - Docent Recruitment Reception
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Tuesday, May 6, 3 – 5 pm For visitors to SBMA, docents are the institution's welcoming face and informed voice. A volunteer corps comprised of approximately 65 men and women from all backgrounds, docents support the arts by giving gallery tours to both adults and students. The Museum is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a training program that begins in September. For more information, attend the Docent Recruitment Reception or contact Rachael Krieps, Manager of School and Docent Programs at 884.6441 or rkrieps@sbma.net.
4/14/14 - Free Summer Concert Series
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2 p.m. on Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 31 Join us for a series of 60-minute concerts featuring Music Academy of the West Fellows. Mary Craig Auditorium Free Complimentary tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm at SBMA’s Park Entrance. No advance ticket distribution
4/14/14 - Free Film Screening: Lost Frontier
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Thursday, July 17, 5:30 pm This documentary by Tamar Helpern and Chris Quilty provides an intimate glimpse into the mind and method of farmed artists and musician Llyn Foulkes, who is featured in the Museum’s exhibition Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art. Cited as illuminating and provocative, the film follows the artist for seven years as he creates, destroys, and recreates a contemporary masterpiece. Introduced by UCSB Critical Theory and Integrative Studies Professor, Colin Gardner Mary Craig Auditorium Free Reserve tickets at the Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net.
4/11/14 - Free Film Screening: Mama of Dada
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Thursday, June 19, 5:30 p.m. ... This documentary, written and directed by Thomas L. Neff, tells the story of Beatrice Wood, the renowned ceramist and member of the Dada art movement in the 1910s. The film adeptly examines this mercurial figure and her relationships with renown figures Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, and others. (1994, 53 min.) Introduced by UCSB Critical Theory and Integrative Studies Professor, Colin Gardner Mary Craig Auditorium Free Reserve tickets at the Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net.
4/11/14 - Summer Art Venture Camps
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June 9 – August 15, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm Ages 5 – 12 ... At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art. The Museum's exceptional team of Teaching Artists includes painters and sculptors, a children's book illustrator, a ceramicist, a graphic designer, and an art historian who are all experienced art educators. $215 SBMA Members/$250 Non-Members To register, visit www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies
4/11/14 - Mar Jewelry Trunk Show
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Thursday, June 5, 5 – 8 p.m. ... Mar Jewelry has been designed and made in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. Each piece is meticulously handmade in the studio using a variety of high-quality materials, including sterling silver, gold, seaglass, and pearls. The innovative designs have collected numerous awards and the pieces are showcased in galleries and museums stores throughout the United States. Museum Store
4/11/14 - Curator's Choice Lecture: Francis M. Naumann Not the Mama of Dada: Beatrice Wood's Early Career in N
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Thursday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. ... This lecture by renowned Dada scholar Francis M. Naumann traces Beatrice Wood's early artistic career and involvement with the New York Dada community. Exploring her significant relationships with collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg, artist Marcel Duchamp, writer and diplomat Henri-Pierre Roché, and others, Naumann contextualizes the formative experiences that shaped Wood’s unique persona and art. Mary Craig Auditorium Free for SBMA Members and Students/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members Reserve or purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at tickets.sbma.net.
4/11/14 - Walking While Talking: Daumier and the Salon
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Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. ... Former SBMA exhibition intern Elizabeth Saari Browne provides an introduction to Honoré Daumier’s series of entertaining lithographs on view beginning March 23. Ridley-Tree Gallery FREE
4/11/14 - Pearls of Whimsy Trunk Show
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Saturday, May 3, 12 – 5 p.m. ... With every piece of Pearls of Whimsy jewelry, artist Roxanna Keyani strives to create works of art that can be worn and enjoyed every day. Luxurious semiprecious stones, pearls, and Swarovski crystals are combined in delicate strands of wire crochet, which are sometimes braided together and sometimes left free to create unique "cloud" pieces. The results are light, brilliant, and whimsical pieces of jewelry that are unique and never duplicated. Museum Store
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