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Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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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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October 2018

Let it Snow! Paintings of Winter

October 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2018 at 11:00am

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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December 2018

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

December 11 @ 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 February 17, 2019

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $10
Image: April Street, "Park Projects: April Street, The Mariners’ Grand Staircase (Armoured Stars, Flying Clouds)," 2018. 12 paintings with accompanying sound. Installation view, Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Inaugurating the Park Projects series at SBMA is a site-specific installation by Los Angeles-based artist April Street.

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Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative Paintings from the Collection

December 11 @ 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 February 10, 2019

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free – $10
Image: Japanese, "Views of Itsukushima and Wakanoura," Edo period, mid-17th century (Detail). Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper; pair of six-panel folding screens. SBMA, Museum Purchase, Peggy and John Maximus Fund.

This exhibition examines the aesthetics of Japanese art within both private and public interiors by showcasing nine folding screens, two scroll paintings, and examples of lacquerware selected from SBMA’s permanent collection, supplemented by two local loans.

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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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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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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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