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August 2018

April Street: The Mariners’ Grand Staircase (Armoured Stars and Flying Clouds)

August 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Inaugurating the Park Projects series at SBMA is a site-specific installation by Los Angeles-based artist April Street. The installation takes its inspiration from the historic voyage of Navigator Eleanor Creesy and Captain Josiah Perkins Creesy in the clipper ship Flying Cloud (1851), which set a record by sailing from New York to San Francisco (traveling around Cape Horn in South America) in only 89 days. Comprising 13 three-dimensional paintings in a salon-style configuration, Street’s installation evokes the portrait wall of…

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SBMA: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

August 27 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights some of the most important works of art from SBMA’s permanent collection, as well as several of the most exciting gifts and acquisitions in the areas of modern and contemporary art, photography, and the arts of Asia.

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November 2018

Fall Adult Ceramics Class

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$485

Inspired by works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions, students of all skill levels are able to develop and refine both sculptural and functional techniques of ceramics through hand building, throwing, surface decoration, and glazing techniques. This course features small group instruction and individual attention for beginners, while advanced students are welcome to work independently. Course includes all materials, firings, and a docent-led tour of the Museum.

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December 2018

Ceramic Studio Saturdays

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 13, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 10, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00am

Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$80

Studio Saturdays are an informal opportunity for students of all skill levels to create ceramics without the long term commitment. Come on the first Saturday to develop or refine both sculptural and functional techniques of ceramics through hand building or throwing. Return the following Saturday to glaze your works of art. This two-part course features small group instruction and individual attention for beginners, while advanced students are welcome to work independently.  First and second Saturdays of the month, September –…

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Quire of Voyces

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces returns to SBMA to perform a short program of choral music.

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Sketching in the Galleries

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in current exhibitions.

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All Wrapped Up: The Art of Giving

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$65 – $75

This one-day workshop provides the opportunity for children to gain inspiration from works in the Museum’s collection and create handmade cards, prints, ornaments, and more.

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Writing in the Galleries

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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 an impetus to writing.

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