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2014 Press Releases

Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Natures September 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

SBMA Celebrates Dada and West Coast Style at Next Atelier Event Dada Disco and Left Coast Artists' Party July 2014

SBMA Celebrates Significant Gifts from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Collection June 2014

Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art May 25 - September 14, 2014

Living in the Timeless: Drawings by Beatrice Wood  May 11 - August 31, 2014

SBMA Welcomes New Café Operators Focused on the Art of Food  April 7, 2014

Atelier: Moons, Mapping, Memory, and Fantastic Machines  April 4, 2014

Heavenly Bodies  February 23 - May 25, 2014

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating  January 26 - April 20, 2014

Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature  January 26 - May 4, 2014


2013 Press Releases

Atelier: The Earth is the Bottom of the Sky  November 15, 2013

24th Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration at SBMA   October 27, 2013

Delacroix and the Matter of Finish  October 27, 2013 – January 26, 2014

John Divola: As Far As I Could Get  October 13, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Local Museums Offer Free Admission for Museum Day Live!  September 28, 2013

Un/Natural Color  July 7 - September 29, 2013

Labour and Wait  July 2 - September 22, 2013

Atelier: Sabor Latino  April 2013

This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs  February 16 - June 2, 2013

Myth and Materiality: Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection, 1930 - 1990  February 16 - May 26, 2013

California Dreaming: Plein-Air Painting from San Francisco to San Diego  December 15, 2012 – June 23, 2013


2012 Press Releases

Atelier: Drinking with the Moon  November 2012

Nine Unique Sculptures from Martin Kersels' "Charm" Series  Beginning November 10, 2012

Free Family Day: Dia de los Muertos  October 2012

The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China  October 20, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Scene on the Street: Doug Busch  August 25 - December 2, 2012

Interventions: Brian Bress  July 15 - September 30, 2012

Portrayal/Betrayal  June 2 - September 16, 2012

Atelier: The Art of the Arrangement  April 2012

Behind the Wheel  May 5 - August 12, 2012

Pasadena to Santa Barbara: Free Community Celebration and Lecture  February 2012

The Art of Conservation: Lansdowne Dionysus Now on View at SBMA  January 2012

Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951 - 1969
Part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945 - 1980
February 11 - May 6, 2012

Publicly Private: Enrico Natali and Doug Rickard January 14 - April 22, 2012


2011 Press Releases

Britsh Writer and Actor Tim Crouch brings ENGLAND to November Atelier  November 2011

Free Family Day: Dia De Los Muertos  October 2011

View from Here: Santa Barbara Artists in the Permanent Collection  October 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Echoes of Japan: The Prints of Henri Rivière (1864-1951)  October 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Al Weber: Lofty Vistas  October 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012

August Nights 2011  August 2011

Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910-1912  September 17, 2011 - January 8, 2012

New Insights into Picasso and Braque Paintings Revealed on iPad App   July 25, 2011

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks from the Armand Hammer Foundation and Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation   June 4 - August 28, 2011

Nights 2011 Season  June 2011

Distilled Moments: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection and New Faces of the Collection  May 28 - September 18, 2011

Ori Gersht: Lost in Time   May 20 - September 4, 2011

Public Invited to Rare View of Creation of Sand Mandala at SBMA  May 2011

Satire Meets Sincerity in Upcoming Atelier  May 2011

SBMA Students Create Tiles for City's Haley and De La Vina Bridge Replacement Project   April 2011

Picture Perfect: Revolutionary Spectral Digital Technology Used to Reveal Secrets of Works of Art   March 2011

Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo   February 12 - May 15, 2011 

Drawn to Modernism: Selected Gifts from Wright S. Ludington   April 16 - July 24, 2011 

Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective   January 22 - May 1, 2011 


2010 Press Releases

Atelier Series Continues with Stranger Than Fiction   October 2010

SBMA Announces Addition of Harold Williams to Director's Advisory Board   October 2010

Reframing America   September 18, 2010 - January 23, 2011

Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography   July 3 - September 19, 2010

Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography (Korean release)   July 3 - September 19, 2010

SBMA's Atelier Series Kicks off with Masterpieces, Music, and Movement   April 2010

From India and Beyond: Gifts from Stephen Hulyer and the Pal Family Collection   March 6 - June 6, 2010

Delacroix to Monet: Masterpieces of 19th-Century Painting from the Walters Art Museum    January 30 - May 30, 2010

 

2009 Press Releases

Diana Thater: Butterflies and Other People October 24, 2009 - January 31, 2010

Noble Tombs at Mawangdui: Art and Life in the Changsha Kingdom, China (3rd Century BCE - 1st Century CE)  (Chinese Version) September 19 - December 13 , 2009

SBMA Announces New Chief Curator  September 1, 2009

California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008  Part I: July 18 - December 27, 2009, Part II: September 12 - December 20, 2009

Corot in California  July 4 - October 11, 2009

Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow  May 2 - August 16, 2009

Yinka Shonibare, MBE: A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child and Other Astonishing Works  March 14 - June 21, 2009

 

2008 Press Releases

Of Life and Loss: The Polish Photographs of Roman Vishniac and Jeffrey Gusky  October 25, 2008 - March 15, 2009

Ten: Gifts of SBMA PhotoFutures  September 27, 2008 - April 5, 2009

Picasso on Paper: Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection (1899-1967)  September 6, 2008 - February 22, 2009

SBMA Welcomes New Curator of Contemporary Art  July 2008

Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation  July 12 - October 5, 2008

Explore the "I" Word at the June 19th Nights  June 2008

A Tibet Expedition 1938: Selected Gifts from Two Explorers  April 12 - August 17, 2008

Nights at SBMA Toasts a Fifth Season of Art, Music, and Martinis  April 2008

SBMA Springs into the Season with Re-Opening of Children's Gallery  March 2008

Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children's Books  March 15 - June 15, 2008

Oblivion: David Maisel  January 26 - April 27, 2008

Meditations in Silver: Photographic Studies by Paul Caponigro  January 26 - April 6, 2008

 

2007 Press Releases

SBMA Announces Appointment of New Director  December 2007

Ridley-Tree Gift Honors Museum Director  October 2007

Museum and Police Unite to Provide Youth an Alternative to Streets    October 2007

Everyday Luxury: Chinese Silks of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)  November 10, 2007 - February 17, 2008

Identities  Opens November 3, 2007

Oliver Gagliani: Scores of Abstraction  October 13, 2007 - January 13, 2008

Museum Announcement Regarding Diana du Pont  August 2007

Made in Santa Barbara: Contemporary Photographs  July 1- October 7, 2007

A Gift for Santa Barbara: The Dwight and Winifred Vedder Collection  April 28 - December 2007

Ansel Adams over Time: Recent Photographic Acquisitions  April 7 - June 24, 2007

Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted  February 17 - May 27, 2007

An Unobserved Life: Folk Photography by Joe Schwartz  January 13 - April 1, 2007

The New Modern: Pre- and Post-War Japanese Photography  January 13 - April 1, 2007

 

2006 Press Releases

Artists at Continent's End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907  October 21, 2006 - January 21, 2007

Alice Burr: A California Pictorialist Rediscovered  October 21, 2006 - January 7, 2007

Lost and Found: Photographs from the Dennis Reed Collection  August 12 - October 15, 2006 (Part 1) and October 21, 2006 - January 7, 2007 (Part II)

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China  July 1 - September 17, 2006

Behind the Scenes with Drawings: Renaissance to Rococo  April 29 - July 9, 2006

Taking Root: A Century of Migrant Workers in California  April 22 - August 6, 2006

Taking Root: A Century of Migrant Workers in California  Associated Events

Renaissance to Rococo: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  February 11 - May 28, 2006

Masterpieces of Chinese Lacquer from the Mike Healy Collection  January 14 - April 16, 2005

 

2005 Press Releases

The Art of Ancient Glass: The Richard and Lois Gunther Collection  October 15, 2005 - January 2, 2006

Portraits of Place October 8, 2005 - January 2, 2006

Picture Stories: The Art of Europe and the Americas September 10, 2005

First Seen: Portraits of the World's Peoples (1840-1880) August 13, 2005 - January 8, 2006

A Tribute to Paul Mills: A Life in Art Remembered July 16 - October 2, 2005

Garbo's Garbos June 4 - August 21, 2005

 

2004 Press Releases

The Art of David Ireland: The Way Things Are December 11, 2004 - March 13, 2005

Matta on Paper:  The John Todd Figi Collection  October 9, 2004 - February 6, 2005

Agustin Victor Casasola: Mirada y memoria (Glance and Memory)  September 26, 2004 - January 9, 2005

Heartland: Paintings by Bo Bartlett, 1978-2002 -March 24, 2004

Art of the Americas:  Latin America and the United States, 1800 to Now! - March 15, 2004

American Grain:  Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz -February 4, 2004

 

2003 Press Releases

Margrethe Mather & Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration - November 18, 2003

Worshiping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits- October 22, 2003

Richard Ross Photography: Gathering Light, Fovea, and Leelacyd - May 21, 2003

Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso- July 12 - October 19, 2003

photoGENEsis: Opus 2 - December 12, 2002

 

2002 Press Releases

David Alfaro Siqueiros: Portrait of Mexico Today (1932)- October 20, 2002

Ruth Harriet Louise & Glamour Photography- July 27 - October 6, 2002

Edward Hopper and Urban Realism- May 11 - September 15, 2002

Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet- March 2 - June 2, 2002

 

2001 Press Releases

Pirkle Jones: Sixty Years in Photography- December 8, 2001 - March 31, 2002

Destined for Hollywood: The Art of Dan Sayre Groesbeck- August 25 - November 25, 2001

Focus on the Figure: Southern California Artists 1850 - 1950- August 11 - November 11, 2001

Every Picture A Story: American Illustration from the Collection of the Delaware Art Museum- July 14 - October 14, 2001

Poetic Natures- June 9 - September 23, 2001

Photographic Odysseys: Gifts from the Arthur & Yolanda Steinman and Bruce and Nancy Berman Collections- May 5 - August 12, 2001

From the Sun King to the Royal Twilight: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France from the Musee de Picardie, Amiens- April 22 - June 17, 2001

Master Drawings from the Collection of Alfred Moir- February 17 - April 22, 2001

Dual Visions of the American West: Photographs by Macduff Everton and David Muench- January 20 - March 25, 2001

 

2000 Press Releases

From Azaceta to Zuniga: 20th-Century Latin American Art- November 4 - December 31, 2000

Netsuke: The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving- September 9 - November 19, 2000

Nam June Paik: Video Art Pioneer- June 10 - October 8, 2000

Camera Over Hollywood: Photographs by John Swope- June 10 - August 13, 2000

Mastering the Medium: Woodcuts- May 27 - August 20, 2000

Of Battle and Beauty: Felice Beato's Photographs of China- February 27 - May 21, 2000

Precious Cargo: Treasures of the China Trade- February 27 - May 21, 2000

Modernism in the Americas: A Dialogue Among the International Avant-Gardes- February 12 - May 14, 2000

 

1998 Press Releases

American Photographs: The First Century- November 21, 1998 - January 31, 1999
 

 

 
     
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