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Black Classicism in the United States

January 14 - April 30
Art Design and Architecture Museum, 552 University Rd., UCSB,
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Michele Valerie Ronnick's exhibit, "14 Black Classicists" on display at the ADA Museum and the UCSB Library highlights 14 African-American men and women who became classics scholars in the 19th century.

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Ongoing

Rural Life

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
Marcia Burtt, "Cows in Winter Pasture," acrylic, 40x36 in. Photo Courtesy of Marcia Burtt Gallery.

Artists: Jeff Yeomans, Anne Ward, Marilyn Turtz, Randall David Tipton, Erling Sjovold, Ray Roberts, Ian Roberts, Susan Petty, Ann Lofquist, Marilee Krause, Dana Hooper, Michael Ferguson, Patricia Doyle, Marcia Burtt and Robert Abbott.

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$350

From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - June 6 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - June 8 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing

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$350

From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - June 13 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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$12

Jane Gottlieb’s Fantasy Gardens Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!

April 13 @ 9:00 am - July 5 @ 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Jane Gottlieb Fantasy Gardens, on view at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

From April 13 to July 4, the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens (1212 Mission Canyon Rd.) will display Jane Gottlieb's unique combination of paint, colors, and photography in a four-month-long exhibit, the "Fantasy Gardens."

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - June 15 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing

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$350

From Flying Frogs to Talking Clouds: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - June 20 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 6, 2017

David Wiesner, Art & Max, Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Sketch, shade, and storyboard your way into illustration and the whimsical world of three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner.

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7:00 am

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Presents: Extremis

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Extremis poster, courtesy photo.

Extremis is a Netflix-affliliated film which follows doctors, families and patients as they make end-of-life decisions. Directed by Dan Kraus, the film pursues the bleak but unavoidable concept that those whom you love will perish.

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7:30 am
Free

3rd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast – Santa Barbara

April 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s 3rd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast—Santa Barbara features an inspirational program and complimentary breakfast. Th

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8:00 am
Free

Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 Select a Country:

Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures.

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9:00 am

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until April 30, 2017

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's native plant sale, photo by Tricia Wardlaw.

Spring is here and green is the new black! Flex your green thumb at this year's Spring Native Plant Sale at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. The sale showcases the largest inventory of native plants on the Central Coast with 5,000 plants and 400 varieties available for purchase.

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10:00 am

In the Saddle

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Array, repeating until September 13, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 10, 2017

Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West will present the history of our region’s equestrian culture: its origins, craft, practitioners, and most importantly, its beauty.

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Lotusland: Lantern Exhibit

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Array, repeating until November 15, 2017

Madame Ganna Walska began the creation of her Japanese garden in the 1960’s with her gardener/designer, Frank Fujii, at a time when relations between the United States and Japan were warming and the Japanese aesthetic was favored once again in American garden and estate design. True to her penchant for collecting, Walska amassed more than 30 Japanese stone lanterns, or ishi-dōrō, to embellish her Japanese stroll garden.

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11:00 am

David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Illustration by David Wiesner, courtesy SBMA.

David Wiesner (b. 1955) is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world. The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal—for Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007— and only the second person in the history of the award to have received it three times, Wiesner has a special exhibition on view at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Free

Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Array, repeating until April 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Rimini Protokoll is a Berlin-based artist collective who are internationally renowned for their vibrant theater productions.

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Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, Free Thursday Evenings 5 - 8 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Image: Cherry Blossoms on Dark and Light Streams, Japanese, late 19th–early 20th century. Mulberry paper with persimmon tannin and silk webbing. SBMA, Gift of Virginia Tobin.

Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists.

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Free

Art Without Limits & Wildling Museum Present an Exhibition of AWoL Emerging Artists’ Work

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Array, repeating until May 8, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until May 8, 2017

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, 1511 Mission Dr., Ste. B
Solvang, CA 93463 United States

Come to the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature in Solvang to celebrate the AWoL exhibiting artists!

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Driven to Abstraction—Energy and Color in Santa Barbara

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Array, repeating until May 6, 2017

Corridan Gallery, 125 N Milpas St A
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
Painting by Kerrie Smith.

Corridan Gallery presents "Driven to Abstraction," an Exhibit of Abstract Paintings by Cynthia Martin, Kerrie Smith and Marlene Struss. These fine Santa Barbara artists have created work in three unique and highly original styles.

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12:00 pm
Free

Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti & Yvonne Rainer In CA and NY, 1955-1972

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 30, 2017

AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Goleta , CA 93106 United States

Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 – 1972 consists of photographs, videos and original scores and drawings by Halprin, Forti and Rainer, as well as work inspired by them by such artists as Imogen Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, George Brecht, Robert Morris, Jennifer Bornstein and Janine Antoni.

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Vanishing Point

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Array, repeating until May 21, 2017

Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Photograph by Demi Boelsterli.

Curated by Kai Tepper and Adam Jahnke, Vanishing Point's opening reception is on Friday, March 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Funk Zone Art Walk. It features photographic work by local emerging artists, Demi Boelsterli, Adam Jahnke and Cody Lynch. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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4:00 pm
Free

TALK: Urban Hallucinations

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Julie Eizenberg (Founding Principle, KoningEizenberg) Hank Koning (Founding Principle, KoningEizenberg) Architects Koning Eizenberg take on the idyll of local and neighborhood through the design of recent projects in the Los Angeles region in Urban Hallucinations. They bring a fresh eye to placemaking and community building in an urban area that is ambivalent about development, yet

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5:30 pm
$150

The 18th Annual HOPE Awards

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
The beautiful Santa Barbara Historical Museum is once again the backdrop for the 2017 HOPE Awards. Courtesy photo.

The 18th Annual HOPE Awards will gather again this month to celebrate champions of education across the Santa Barbara community. This year’s awards will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum (136 E. De La Guerra St.). The Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF) will honor

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Free

Sketching in the Galleries: Still Life

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Museum Teaching Artists provide general guidance and all materials. Each program is open to 10 participants. To reserve a spot, contact Kelly Almeida at 884.6457 or kalmeida@sbma.net.

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6:00 pm
Free

Third Thursday Studio: Fun Flags

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Show your true colors and create a flag sculpture inspired by works in the exhibition Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor. MCASB Director of Engagement Monika Molnar-Metzenthin will lead the activity and make sure wine glasses stay full. The Third Thursday Studio program invites participants to explore techniques and themes of contemporary art inspired

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Spring Adult Ceramics Class

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

This 10-week series of adult ceramics classes is inspired by work of Claude Monet and Marc Chagall, whose paintings are currently on view in Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Chagall’s dreamlike subject matter with favorite motifs, provide inspiration for functional vessels and ceramic sculptures. Monet’s Impressionist landscapes inspire projects focusing on surface decoration and glazing

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7:30 pm
$20 - $25

Oh Wonder

April 20 @ 7:30 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

There is a sign pinned to the wall of Oh Wonder’s recording studio in south-east London, a pact of sorts, signed by the band’s two members, Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, in the winter of 2012. It isn’t a checklist or a plan so much as a setting down of shared dreams for their

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8:00 pm

High Fidelity-a Rock Musical

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Center Stage Theater, 651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Out of the Box Theatre Company presents High Fidelity- a Rock Musical, the story of Rob Gordon, a 30-something, indie record store owner who knows everything there is to know about music but nothing about how to have a mature, functional relationship.

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$16 - $43

Thomas L. Friedman “A Field Guide to the 21st Century: How to Live in an Age of Acceleration”

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

“Friedman wants to explain why the world is the way it is – why so many things seem to be spinning out of control… as a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat.” The New York Times Three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Thomas L. Friedman is a New York Times columnist whose bestselling books include The

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