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The Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Rodin and His Legacy

May 7 - July 1
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Auguste Rodin, ca. 1880. Bronze. SBMA, Museum purchase with funds provided by General Acquisition Fund.

On May 7, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibits Rodin and His Legacy. This exhibit includes the works of French artist, Auguste Rodin, (1840–1917) who was arguably the most influential sculptor of the 19th century, and the sculptors who were directly indebted to Rodin’s innovations.

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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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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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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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Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil

April 26 @ 11:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 11, 2017

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Carp Ascending a Waterfall. Japanese, 19th-early 20th century. Mulberry paper coated with persimmon tannin, silk webbing; thrust carving. Gift of Virginia Tobin.

Until June 11, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is displaying Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, which are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome

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After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate

After Roe: the Lost History of the Abortion Debate continues at noon on Thursday, May 11, and Thursday May 18!

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Santa Barbara Visual Artists Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - July 2 @ 9:00 am
2nd Fridays Art @ Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93105 Select a Country:

The Santa Barbara Visual Artists organization is hosting a reception for a select few of their visual artists during Second Fridays.

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Adderley May Workshops

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - May 21 @ 9:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on May 20, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on May 21, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on May 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Center Stage Theater, 651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$18 - $33

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.

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Women and the Environment

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - May 18 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 18, 2017

One event on May 17, 2017 at 8:00am

Granada Theater, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
Women and the Environment Conference flyer, courtesy of the Pacific Standard.

On Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 the Pacific Standard Magazine and the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy present the Women & the Environment Conference. The conference will begin with a free lecture from Naomi Klein at 7:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. On May 18, there will be a conference […]

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10:00 am

Out of Place

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 23, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2017

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States

Join Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art once again for its annual tri-county juried exhibition featuring art from artists living and working in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.

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11:30 am

Flower Empower Luncheon

May 18 @ 11:30 am
Klentner Ranch, 3344 Foothill Rd
Carpinteria, CA 93103 United States

Nestled in the foothills of Carpinteria, Klentner Ranch hosts Dream Foundation’s 7th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon. Guests will enjoy delicious cuisine, a myriad of silent auction items, bouquet crafting, a raffle, and general merriment as the community comes together to raise vital funds for one of its most beloved local non-profit programs. Dream Foundation’s Flower […]

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4:00 pm

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum’s “Out of Place” Art Exhbition

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
Maria Rendon’s “De Horizontal a Vertical XV” (acrylic on panel)

The opening reception for "Out of Place," an exhibition which features 36 local artists is Thursday, May 18 from 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art (955 La Paz Rd., Montecito).

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7:30 pm

Robin Trower

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$69 - $79

Robin Trower, the legendary guitarist from Procol Harum, has been heralded as one of the most influential Guitar players to come out of the British Blues Rock scene. Robin is known for his incredible talent as a guitar player and his inspirational style of soloing; coaxing sounds from his Strat that seem to emanate from beyond this world.

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2017 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate: Is ISIS an Existential Threat to the United States?

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

The question of whether ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) poses an existential threat to the United States and to countries in the Middle East remains a security issue of national and international consequence.

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