Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s NIGHTS is this Friday, Aug. 26

Posted on Aug 22 by SEASONS Magazine

The first NIGHTS of the 2011/2012 season is August 26 when Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) welcomes guests to explore the world of portraits and still lifes  inspired by the current exhibitions Ori Gersht: Lost in Time, Distilled Moments: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection, and New Faces of the Collection.

Nights at SBMA

Nights at SBMA

Each event features original participatory installations and artist-designed experiences inspired by current exhibitions.  In August, guests are treated to extraordinary performances and activities, including the Beautiful Destruction Multi-Media Dance Performance and Interactive Installation, the DeSTYLED Moments Studio and Pop-Up 80’s Dance Party, Insert Name Here One Man Show Collages, In Conversation (with yourself) Portrait Diptychs, and DJ and dance in the back plaza.

The event marks the eighth season of the ever-popular Nights that continue to inspire through time-based art, performance, and new media. These unique events offer a cultural cocktail of art, music, specialty martinis, and outrageous one-night-only interactive happenings in the Museum’s galleries.  SBMA invites guests to view world-class art collections, socialize, and enjoy the creative play that redefines what it means to engage with art.

This season, the Museum shakes things up by extending the events past the summer months with two, extended-hours extravaganzas (5:30 – 9:30 pm), and moving the events to Friday, in hopes to be more convenient for working guests.

Ticket Information

Individual tickets for Nightsare $25 for SBMA Members, $35 for Non-Members.

For SBMA Members: Nights offers a Luxe Ticket option that includes admission to one event, access to VIP lounge with wine tasting by The Brander Vineyard and chef stations with Brenda Simon of the Museum Café, private entrance, separate lines at the bars and option to purchase discounted Luxe drink tickets. Only a limited number of Luxe passes and Luxe tickets are available. $50 each

Purchase tickets online at, or call 805.884.6414.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA.  Open Tuesday – Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Monday.  805.963.4364 .


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