Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premier lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Our distinguished speakers come from the Santa Barbara area, as well as across the country, and occasionally, abroad. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization.
This season, in an effort to better serve the educational needs of the greater Santa Barbara area, Art Matters is moving to Thursdays at 4:30pm. Lectures will continue to follow a loosely chronological trajectory, from antiquity to present-day. We are pleased to continue offering the Special Topics format in which specialists are given the opportunity to explore their subjects in depth through consecutive lectures devoted to a particular research area or book project. Tickets will be available for individual purchase, rather than season pass. As always, students can enjoy free admission with valid student ID.