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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

Parallel Stories - Autumn Light: Changelessness and Change amidst the Turning Seasons of Japan with Pico Iyer

Sunday, June 30, 2019
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Parallel Stories turns its gaze both inward and outward as the ever-engaging author and Santa Barbara favorite Pico Iyer shares his new book, the fruit of 31 years of reflection on his adopted home near Kyoto. In Autumn Light, Iyer describes a single season in his suburban neighborhood in Japan as the leaves turn, the skies grow ever more brilliant, and he watches elders die, grandchildren arrive, and all the universal questions of love and loss play out in a world of ancestor worship and moon-viewing. Walking every day to the post office, thinking about how autumn teaches "joyful participation in a world of sorrows" - and playing furious games of ping-pong daily with his aging neighbors-Iyer tries to set the beauty of the moment against the fact of our impermanence.

Pico Iyer is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction and non-fiction and has been writing regularly, for more than a quarter-century, for more than 200 periodicals worldwide. Two of his recent books, The Art of Stillness and The Open Road were national bestsellers. This spring he has been Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton. In September, as a further run-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, he will publish a companion book to Autumn Light, A Beginner's Guide to Japan, which looks at the Faraway Island through an almost contradictory lens.

Members-Only Bus Trip: LACMA

Sunday, July 7, 2019
7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Join us on an SBMA Members-only bus trip to the LACMA! Once there, enjoy a docent-led tour of the contemporary art exhibition The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. This show brings together works from the past four decades in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression, representing this unique trend throughout recent history. Afterwards, enjoy time on your own for lunch at one of LACMA’s many dining options as well as time to check out the additional exhibits.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $85.00

Ted Nash: The Sound of Art

Saturday, July 13, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

As part of a two-week stay as SBMA artist in residence and resulting five-day workshop, Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Ted Nash shared insight and experience with a selection of local students and fellow musicians. Continuing in the vein of his album "Portrait in Seven Shades," in which he responded to MoMA masterpieces, this workshop focused on using improvisation to guide the composition process, and was inspired by works from the Museum's collection and contemporary special exhibitions-culminating in this free performance.

Ticket Cost:
General Admission: 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