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8:00 am

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

April 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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
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 20 @ 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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6:57 pm

Go to Hale: Quips & Clips, Stoners & Songwriters (420)

April 20 @ 6:57 pm - 8:30 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
$15

Don’t miss the high-ly anticipated return of Go to Hale: Quips & Clips, Stoners & Songwriters (420) on Friday, April 20 at 6:57 p.m.

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7:00 pm

GO TO HALE: Quips & Clips, Stoners & Songwriters (420)

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hale (aka, the Trip Master) has mined his personal archives for rare concert footage and insider stories that celebrate 420, and–thanks to a little help from his friends–will lead a magical mystery tour of legendary artists from the 60’s to the present and share rarely heard rock ’n roll stories.

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8:00 pm

Ensemble Theatre Company: The Invisible Hand

April 20 @ 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 20 @ 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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