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8:00 am

Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750-1850

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States

This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, explores the dynamic dialogue that took place over the course of around a century between American, British and French portraitists from the Colonial period through the Industrial Revolution.

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10:00 am

Building a Botanical Nirvana

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2018

Lotusland, 695 Ashley Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States

Lotusland's 25th season kicks off a year-long celebration with Building a Botanical Nirvana: The Story of Lotusland. 

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INSIDE & OUT/ 2nd Fridays Art @ SBTC

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 4, 2018

2nd Fridays Art @ Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States

INSIDE AND OUT presents the work of three contemporary artists, Karen Zazon, Jeanne Dentzel and Rosemarie Gebhart, who draw much of their inspiration from nature.

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11:00 am

Crosscurrents

April 19 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Free for members

Before the invention of photography, painted portraits were the most coveted means of commemorating important members of society.

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Robert Stivers Photography Exhibition

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 27, 2018

R&D los olivos, 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441 United States
Robert Stivers, Rose, courtesy R&D los olivos.

Noted and highly collectible fine art photographer Robert Stivers exhibits a comprehensive installation of his black and white photography at Los Olivos's new R & D Gallery. 

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Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until April 22, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Free for members

Drawn entirely from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s (SBMA) distinguished and growing collection, this extensive exhibition of over 100 photographs by approximately a dozen artists reveals unusual facets of the work of well-known artists, as well as new-to-the-collection photographs that will be on view for the very first time in the SBMA’s galleries.

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Crosscurrents: American and European Portrait Photographs, 1840-1900

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 27, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Free for members

Assembling striking works from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s distinguished collection, this exhibition reveals how photographic portraiture blossomed in the later six decades of the 19th century.

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Cecily Brown: Rehearsal

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 3, 2018

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

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, curated by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator at The Drawing Center, brings more than 70 of Brown’s drawings to Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara for her West Coast debut.

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The Loyal League: Images from Japan’s Enduring Tale of Samurai Honor and Revenge

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 24, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
$10
Image: Kunisada, Japanese, "Act X: Disguised Rōnin Testing the Loyalty of Merchant Gihei," from a "Chūshingura" series, first issued 1830s. Color woodblock print, triptych. SBMA, Gift of F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr.

The Loyal League of 47 samurai, or commonly known in Japan as "Chūshingura" (literally "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers"), is the most significant samurai loyalty-revenge story.

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Group f/64: Legacy & Influence

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 31, 2018

Kyle Irwin Design, 39 East De La Guerra St
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 United States

See world-renowned photographers work from Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and Rondal Partridge and more.

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12:00 pm

Chiura Obata: An American Modern

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2018

AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 United States
Free
Chiura Obata, Grand Canyon, May 15, 1940 (detail). Watercolor on silk, 17 1⁄2 x 21 3⁄4 in. Amber and Richard Sakai Collection

Chiura Obata is of the most significant Japanese American artists of the last century. Born in Okayama, Japan, and working primarily in California, Obata emigrated to the U.S. in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw not only the growth of an international American art but also xenophobic laws and the mass incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.

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Jane Gottlieb Photographs France

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 United States
Jane Gottlieb, Brancusi Head, 2017, photo-based art, archival dye sublimation print on aluminum, 40 x 60 in.

Jane Gottlieb is a photographer living in Southern California, where she was born and raised.

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1:00 pm

Byways Exhibition

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2018

Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

In these paintings, the journey is as important as the destination.

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5:30 pm

Sketching in the Galleries

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on April 19, 2018 at 5:30pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
Free

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Highlights of the Permanent Collection, with museum teaching artists providing general guidance and all materials. 

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KITCHELL Architecture and Design Lecture Series: Mina Chow, Architect and Film Maker

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 United States
Free

Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair,  Film Screening, with Director and Guests

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An Education In Seeing: Geoff Dyer on The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
$6 - $10

In his latest book, award-winning, multi-talented author, essayist, and critic Geoff Dyer shares his unorthodox insights and eye-opening responses to 100 images—both iconic and hitherto unseen—by photographer Garry Winogrand, selected from the archive at the Center for Creative Photography.

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Sketching in the Galleries

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on May 31, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on June 21, 2018 at 5:30pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Highlights of the Permanent Collection.

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7:00 pm

Bedlam Theater Company: “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan”

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics – William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan – are brought vividly to life in two riveting stagings.

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8:00 pm

Ensemble Theatre Company: The Invisible Hand

April 19 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday and Tuesday, repeating until April 15, 2018

New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Capitalism intersects with Islamic fanaticism in a race against time in this heart-pounding thriller, set in Pakistan.

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The Invisible Hand

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2018

The New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

An American investment banker in Pakistan is kidnapped by an extremist organization and held for a $10 million ransom.

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