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Atelier at SBMA

"Atelier" is the French term for "workshop," created as a studio for the imagination and offering its audience an evening of intriguing and occasionally irreverent interactions with art and artists in the Museum's galleries.

Atelier offers 200 - 400 discerning guests events that are uniquely themed and inspired by the Museum's exhibitions or permanent collection, highlighted by performance, dance, and music; and specialty hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

For more information call 805.884.6423 or email

Bartolomeo Veneto, St. Catherine Crowned, ca. 1520. Oil on panel, 14 x 11 in. (35.5 x 28cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (210). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Atelier: Primavera in Winter
Friday, February 27, 5:30 
 7:30 pm
Must be 21 older to attend. 
Tickets will be sold at the door.

Celebrate the drama of the divine, the sensuality of the secular, and the splendors of spring during a one-night postmodern pilgrimage through 500 years of Italian painting, inspired by the exhibition Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

  • “Heavenly,” a choreographed performance by LA-based Helios Dance Theater
  • Musical iterations by Los Angeles’ early music virtuosos Ciaramella, a Renaissance-inspired quartet of lute, viola de gamba, Baroque guitar, and percussion
  • Participatory fresco painting and the Dante-inspired “From Bad Love to Mad Love”
  • Enjoy wine, Italian-inspired antipasti, and, of course, the signature “Sacred and Profane” cocktail
View the full press release here.

$25 for SBMA Members/$30 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at
For more information call 884.6423, or visit
Receive two Atelier tickets for the price of one when you become an SBMA Member!*
Call 805.884.6423 to place your order by phone.
*Promotion applies to new Members only


Images from the August 2014 Atelier, Dada Disco and Left Coast Artists’ Party 

For more information call 805.884.6457 or email


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