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UPCOMING EVENTS

Museum Admission

Reopening on Tuesday, May 11.
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Thursdays, 11 am – 8 pm

Welcome back to SBMA! To ensure social distancing in the galleries, advance ticketing reservations are highly recommended and guarantee your entry time.

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time slot to avoid crowding. The suggested visit time is 60 minutes. Your ticket will be required for entrance (printed or on smartphone).

Masks are required for all visitors 2 years and older at all times and in all areas of the Museum, including lobby, galleries, stairs, elevator, Museum Store, and restrooms. Masks must be worn covering nose and mouth. For more information on what to expect during your visit, click here.

If you are no longer able to visit during your selected time slot, please contact tickets@sbma.net to cancel your reservation so that a space may be opened up for another visitor.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: Adult: FREE
SBMA Member: Senior (age 65+): FREE
SBMA Member: Child (ages 6-17): FREE
SBMA Member: Child (under 6 years): FREE
Non-Member: Adult: FREE
Non-Member: Senior (age 65+): FREE
Non-Member: Child (ages 6-17): FREE
Non-Member: Child (under 6 years): FREE

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

Thursday, June 17, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

When color is the main event in a work of art, paying attention to the structure “behind the scenes” can be an interesting exercise. Looking at a black and white reproduction of Brad Eberhard’s Foreign Affairs (2008) oil on canvas on board, learn how to break down the lines, shapes, and dark to light values that add dynamism to the composition.

View the inspiration images for this class on the Museum’s online collection.

Required supplies:

  • Prismacolor ebony pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paper

Meet your instructor:

Tina Villadolid has been a Teaching Artist for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 22 years. Connecting with the people in her community through art has brought her so much joy! Tina loves to paint with oils, sculpt with clay, create installation art, draw portraits with charcoal, and write songs. She is conversational in Spanish, has two grandchildren, is originally from New York City, and lives with her cat, Chappie James, Jr.

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom) - Watercolor Painting: Still-Life

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on still-life, this one-hour class is inspired by John Frederick Peto’s Still-Life with Cake (nd). Study the artwork or set up your own still-life as inspiration while you paint.

View the inspiration image for this class on the Museum’s online collection.

Required supplies: 

  • Watercolor paper 
  • Watercolor paint + brush 
  • Two cups of water 
  • Pencil 
  • Paper towel or cloth 

Meet your Instructor: Itoko Maeno
Itoko has been a Teaching Artist with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 20 years. With specialties in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, she provides art lessons to all ages ranging from kindergarten students to adults. Celebrated for her watercolors, she also enjoys painting in oil and acrylic. Besides teaching art, Itoko has illustrated more than 20 picture book titles, including My Way Sally, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book, and Minou, nominated for the Caldecott Honor.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE

Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom) - Watercolor Painting: Still-Life

Saturday, June 26, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the basics of watercolor painting from SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Itoko Maeno. Focusing on still-life, this one-hour class is inspired by John Frederick Peto’s Still-Life with Cake (nd). Study the artwork or set up your own still-life as inspiration while you paint.

View the inspiration image for this class on the Museum’s online collection.

Required supplies: 

  • Watercolor paper 
  • Watercolor paint + brush 
  • Two cups of water 
  • Pencil 
  • Paper towel or cloth 

Meet your Instructor: Itoko Maeno
Itoko has been a Teaching Artist with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for over 20 years. With specialties in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, she provides art lessons to all ages ranging from kindergarten students to adults. Celebrated for her watercolors, she also enjoys painting in oil and acrylic. Besides teaching art, Itoko has illustrated more than 20 picture book titles, including My Way Sally, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book, and Minou, nominated for the Caldecott Honor.

Ticket Cost:
Workshop via Zoom: FREE

Art Matters Lecture - Terms of Endearment: Social Parameters of Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s American Success with Bert Winther-Tamaki (via Zoom)

Thursday, July 1, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bert Winther-Tamaki
Professor of Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine

The painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) received more exhibitions, reviews, and prizes than any other Japanese American artist of his generation. In addition to his talent, skill, and perseverance, this exceptional success may be attributed to his ability to forge an oeuvre of nudes, still lifes, and landscapes that held novel appeal while avoiding taboos that circumscribed the activities of Asian male immigrants in American society in the early and mid-20th century.

Ticket Cost:
Virtual Experience via Zoom: FREE

Art Matters Lecture - Restoration/Revelation: The Conservation Treatment of the "Ghent Altarpiece" with Bart J.C. Devolder (via Zoom)

Thursday, August 5, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bart J.C. Devolder
Chief Conservator, Princeton University of Art

The Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by Jan and Hubert van Eyck is one of the most iconic works of Western art as it embodies the birth of new skills and vision. The artwork in itself is often claimed to be the most stolen painting in history and in spite of its many voyages it is a miracle that until this day only one panel is missing.

Still housed in Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, the site for which it was created, The Ghent Altarpiece or Mystic Lamb has undergone conservation and restoration treatment by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) since 2012. No one expected this restoration to turn into a revelation: the real Van Eyck had been hidden beneath overpaint for centuries! In his lecture, Bart Devolder shares remarkable discoveries from the first phase and second phase. 

Ticket Cost:
Virtual Experience via Zoom: FREE