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Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm.

General Admission entry into SBMA.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: FREE
Adult: $5.00
Senior (age 65+): $3.00
Child (ages 6-17): $3.00
Under 6: FREE

Chris Kallmyer: Artist Talk

Sunday, July 28, 2019
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn about the artist's distinctive and participatory approach to making music and art as he discusses past projects and the development of his current installation at SBMA. Rethinking the traditional audience/performer relationship, Kallmyer's workshops, installations, and site-based explorations of sound and listening have been presented in museums, concert halls, and other unexpected spaces.

Photo credit: Chris Kallmyer. Photo by Ian Byers Gamber.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: FREE

Art Matters - Maternity: Mothers and Children in the Arts of Africa with Herbert M. Cole

Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On the African continent, images of mothers and children are found wherever the visual arts are, from early rock-art sites in Egypt and the Sahara to the contemporary arts of South Africa. Discovered in a variety of materials, from stone, ivory, and metals to beadwork, wood, and even paintings, images of maternity enliven virtually every type of object made in the region.

Defining maternity as a biological and cultural phenomenon, this lecture goes beyond obvious notions of fertility to consider the importance of maternity in thought, ritual action, and worldview. Maternity images of all eras evoke deep and significant messages – well beyond what meets the eye.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member (Curators' Patron & above): FREE
SBMA Member (Collector's Patron and below): $10.00
General Admission: $15.00
Student (Valid student ID required): FREE

New Member Reception: Summer Staycation @ SBMA

Friday, August 9, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kick off the weekend with a Summer Staycation at SBMA! Members and friends are invited to enjoy an evening after hours in the galleries to celebrate the Museum’s summer lineup of exhibitions.

  • Take a trip to Japan with On the Road Again: Japan’s Tōkaidō in Prints and Paintings.
  • Get your R&R with a meditative activation of Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble.
  • Share your favorite travel stories amidst Sculptures that Tell Stories before it closes in August.

Tropical drinks and festive snacks will be waiting for you! Don’t forget to wear your summer best!

All Members welcome. RSVP required as space is limited!

Do you know someone who might love SBMA membership? Bring a friend!

Armchair Travels: The Places We Seldom See with Pico Iyer

Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From Iran to North Korea, from Cuba to Tibet, Pico Iyer has spent more than 40 years traveling to the places we hear about more than know about. In a world ever more mediated, he longs to see places first-hand, and catch a human reality often lost in images or on screens. Sharing long, detailed stories about his journeys across Iran, to Pyongyang, and to other places in the news more than in our heads, he catches some of the beauty and surprise of travel and reminds us why travel is more urgent than ever in a world where we're so often lost in our own bubbles. Iyer is the author of 15 books, including, this year, Autumn Light, This Could be Home, and A Beginner’s Guide to Japan. Two of his recent works The Art of Stillness and The Open Road were national bestsellers.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $10.00
General Admission: $15.00

Aeolus Quartet

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Since its inception, the Aeolus Quartet has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States, and is dedicated to bringing music into the community through highly innovative and engaging outreach programs. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday next year, they will perform the composer's Op. 18 No. 5, Op. 95, and Op. 131.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00

Armchair Travels: National Geographic’s “Old and New in Persia”: A History of Travel and Tourism in Iran with Keelan Overton, PhD

Sunday, September 29, 2019
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This talk takes as its launching point the September 1939 issues of National Geographic magazine, which features a 20-page article by the Baroness Ravensdale and 13 color photographs by Stephen Nyman. For many Americans, this was their first exposure to seeing Persia and its cultural heritage. What was the goal of this issue? Who were these adventures and photographers, and why did they go to “Persia?” What was travel like at the time? How do the tourist itineraries of the past compare to those today?

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $10.00
General Admission: $15.00