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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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July 2018

Nam June Paik: “TV Clock” Opens at SBMA

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until August 26, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $10

Korean-born, American artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) blazed a trail with video art that remains influential to this day.

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Nam June Paik: TV Clock

July 24 @ 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 October 14, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $10

Korean-born, American artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) blazed a trail with video art that remains influential to this day.

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Summer Nocturne: Works on Paper from the 1970s

July 24 @ 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 September 23, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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nspired by several large drawings in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this exhibition demonstrates a variety of experimental practices during the 1970s and represents images and issues relevant to contemporary art and culture.

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Fauvism to Fascism

July 24 @ 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 October 21, 2018

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $10

The tumultuous period between the two World Wars is the backdrop for this intimately scaled and timely exhibition, which explores the little known relationship between modern art and totalitarianism in the work of the French Fauves, Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) and André Derain (1880-1954).

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August 2018

Family 1st Thursday

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

Inspired by Gerd Koch’s "High Spring #3," capture the impression of a floral still life on copy paper with tempera paint. Afterwards, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.

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Sketching in the Galleries

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

In August, join artist Dane Goodman featured in "Summer Nocturne" for a brief ten minute talk about his process. Then, with Dane’s suggestions and assistance, sketch a work of your choice in the exhibition.

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Studio Sunday

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

Inspired by Fernando de Szyszlo’s "Mar de Lurin," make a maquette paper sculpture, sketch the impression of the sculpture on the black canvas paper, and then paint it using foam spatulas. Free!

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The Santa Barbara Art Scene in the 70s: A Conversation

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Summer Nocturne: Works on Paper from the 1970s," co-moderators SBMA Curator of Contemporary Art Julie Joyce and writer/musician Joe Woodard sit down with artists Dick Dunlap and Joan Tanner to discuss highlights of a historic decade for contemporary art in Santa Barbara.

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Writing in the Galleries

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

Writers of all levels are invited to participate in this informal exploration of the Museum’s galleries as impetus to writing. Each session is led by a visiting writer/facilitator who begins with a conversation and prompts, partially inspired by works on view.

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September 2018

End of Summer Session with Dick Dunlap

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

Artist, musician, and composer Dick Dunlap, whose work "Summer Nocturne" is on view in the exhibition of the same name, performs pop-up style piano improvisations in the Museum's Preston Morton Gallery.

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Writing in the Galleries

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Organized by UCSB Asian American Studies professor Sameer Pandya, Writing in the Galleries is led by a visiting writer/facilitator who begins with a conversation and prompts, partially inspired by works on view at the museum.

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Sketching in the Galleries

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

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. 

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October 2018

Let it Snow! Paintings of Winter

October 7 @ 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 January 6, 2019

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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In this installation, a range of European and American artists are represented and in each canvas, a different motif allows the artist to take expressive advantage of the picturesque effects of snowfall.

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