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Tuesday - Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm.

General Admission entry into SBMA.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: FREE
Adult: $5
Senior (age 65+): $3
Child (ages 6-17): $3
Under 6: FREE

Members-Only Bus Trip: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Sunday, September 23, 2018
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Join us on an SBMA Members-only bus trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens! Once there, enjoy a 90 minute docent-led walking tour of the traditional Suzhou style gardens. These sprawling gardens include waterfalls, hand-carved stone bridges, and a 1.5 acre lake. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as we will be traversing the grounds by foot. In addition to the gardens, this will be the 2nd day that Project Blue Boy will be on view. The Blue Boy, by Thomas Gainsborough, is undergoing its first major conservation in public view by giving visitors a glimpse into the high technical processes of a senior conservator working on the piece. After our tour of the Chinese Gardens, there will be free time on your own to check out Project Blue Boy, the Library, and lunch on your own at one of the 5 wonderful restaurants on the premises.

Pick-up at SBMA at 8:30 am.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $95

wild Up at SBMA: GRADIENT

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Inspired by Nam June Paik’s TV Clock, violinist Andrew McIntosh brings a program of music about space, light, and the passing of time to SBMA. Situated in front of Paik’s work, four wild Up violinists perform elegant and visceral works by Anahita Abbasi, John Cage, Tashi Wada, and Steve Reich.

Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

A Kind of Song: Reading with Dana Gioia

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California, with a cohort of Santa Barbara’s own poets laureate, for a reading and celebration of poetry and creativity. One of the last stops on Gioia’s “poetry road trip” covering all 58 counties in California, this informal evening includes an introduction, reading, and question-and-answer period encouraging a public conversation about literature and literacy.

Gioia is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a native Californian of Italian and Mexican descent. He currently serves as the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

Parker Quartet

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The Quartet has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002. Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. They are now Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, and also in-residence at USC School of Music, along with numerous other residencies.

They will perform Debussy’s Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; Paul Wiancko’s Strange Beloved Land; and Beethoven’s Quartet in E-Flat major, Op. 74, “Harp.”

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $20
General Admission: $25