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January 2019

Art Matters Lecture

January 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $15

According to his biographer Ascancio Condivi, Michelangelo created his first painting, "The Torment of Saint Anthony," when the young artist was only about twelve years old. This talk explores how the disciplines of art history, conservation and science united to help confirm the attribution of Michelangelo’s first painting, now in the collection of the Kimbell Art Museum.

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February 2019

Parallel Stories Lecture | Reading and Conversation: Maggie Nelson

February 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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$5 – $10
Maggie Nelson, courtesy photo.

Maggie Nelson is a writer forging a new mode of nonfiction. Her writing resists categorization - her books span poetry, criticism, autobiography, theory, and the hybrid spaces in between. In heady visceral language, she invites the reader into her open ended and empathetic way of thinking. Through the dynamic interplay between personal experience and critical theory, Nelson not only broadens the scope of nonfiction writing, but also offers compelling meditations on social and cultural questions. Her many books include a…

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Teaching Jewish With Rabbi Daniel Brenner, Conregation B’nal Brith

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, 524 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free

Join us for this expansive, free, educational series in which our community Rabbis examine Jewish teachings, themes, and traditions across the spectrum of our beliefs and institutions. Enjoy this opportunity to learn about our rich heritage from varying viewpoints from our local religious leaders! 2nd Monday of each Month 6:30 - 8 p.m. @ the Jewish Federation.

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Art Matters Lecture

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $15

In recent decades, interdisciplinary technical study of works of art, pooling the expertise of art historians, conservators, and conservation scientists, has provided valuable new insights into artists’ materials and working methods.

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Art Matters Lecture

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $15

That art has this power to haunt us to such a degree that we scheme of ways to see what we have heard about or seen in reproduction or can easily access on the internet is one of those fascinating mysteries of modern life.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin – Leadership in Turbulent Times

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$16 – $79

“After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint.” —USA Today

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Art Matters Lecture

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $15

This talk analyzes the intersection of sight, blindness, race and Creole identity in the writings and art of Degas during this period in New Orleans and his return to Paris.

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March 2019

Women’s Literary Festival

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 6878 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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$70.00

Celebrating Women’s History Month, The Women’s Literary Festival will be holding their 13th gathering of women writers festival in March 2019.   As the month celebrates the extraordinary contribution of women for women’s right, the festival too will be honoring the writing contributions of emerging and established women authors in literacy, diversity and social justice.

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Eli Saslow – Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$20

"Rising Out of Hatred is a disturbing look at the spread of extremism – and how it is planted and cultivated in the fertile soil of American bigotry. And yet, Saslow’s vivid storytelling also conveys that during this period of deepening racial division, there is the possibility of redemption.” —The Washington Post

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Lisa Genova – Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$10 – $35
Lisa Genova, photo by Greg Mentzer.

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova.

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