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Tickets for most events may be purchased online at tickets.sbma.net, at the Visitor Services desks during Museum hours or by credit card by calling 805.884.6423. Please check event details for further information.


SBMA offers Otojoy hearing loop technology to hearing aid users for events that utilize the Museum's sound system. Those interested in utilizing the technology are encouraged to contact their audiologist or Otojoy at 805.728.9114 or http://appointment.otojoy.com.

January/February/March

  

Family 1st Thursday
Thursday February 5; March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA's Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Museum Teaching Artists will assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy selected galleries until
8 pm.



Marc Chagall, Blue Angel, 1937. Gouache and pastel on paper. Michael Armand Hammer and the Armand Hammer Foundation.

Symbols in Painting

February 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Discover personal symbols like fish, barnyard animals, and birds rendered in jewel tones that Chagall included in Blue Angel, featured in the Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation exhibition. Then, paint your own magical composition in gouache on paper.


Sandro Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant), The Annunciation, ca. 1490-95. Oil, tempera and gold leaf on walnut panel, 19 1/2 x 24 7/16 in. (49.5 x 61.9 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Visual Storytelling
March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Use colored pencils and metallic paint to reimagine the architecture, landscape, and figures in Sandro Botticelli’s The Annunciation, featured in the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition.
 

  

Studio Sundays on the Front Steps
February 8; March 8, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions.
In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside to the Museum’s Family Resource Center.

Free


Luigi da Rios, Overlooking a Canal, Venice, 1886. Oil on canvas, 18 13/16 x 26 15/16 in. (47.8 x 68.3 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Adam Teacher, 1898 (787). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Acrylic Wash
February 8, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Reimagine the story in a detail from your favorite 19th-century painting by creating a setting, characters, or action that make it come to life, inspired by the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition.


Antonio Balestra, Justice and Peace Embracing, ca. 1700. Oil on canvas, 42 x 55 1/4 in. (106.8 x 140.3 cm). Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (266). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Tempera Cakes
March 8, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sketch figures in profile from Antonio Balestra’s Justice and Peace Embracing, featured in the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition. Then, add color in tempera paint to complete your portrait.
 
 



Suemae Willhite Pop-Up Shop and Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 14, 12 – 5 pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Calligrapher Suemae Willhite as she demonstrates the art of brush painting and auspicious calligraphy phrases to welcome the New Year. Enjoy her creations, including greeting cards, jewelry, and porcelains that reflect her wide range of subjects, including Chinese landscapes and floral images.

Museum Shop


Nigel McGilchrist (left) and Pico Iyer (right)

Art and Travel, Hand in Hand
Pico Iyer and Nigel McGilchrist: A Special Travel Conversation

Sunday, February 15, 3 pm
Join the SBMA Travel Program for an intimate and one-off discussion among two seasoned lovers of the world. Pico Iyer is the author of a dozen books whose trips for National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and The New York Times, among a hundred others, have taken him from Cuba to Iran and from Easter Island to North Korea. Nigel McGilchrist is an art historian, travel writer, and author of a series of books about the art and monuments of the Aegean Islands, who has led many popular trips for Santa Barbara Museum of Art Members. Pico and Nigel studied together at Oxford and Pico has the following to say about this upcoming talk: “There's so much fertile ground here, and Nigel and I both love such a variety of places, overlapping and not, that I think this could be the kind of conversation I've always dreamed of having with my old friend, even in private.”

 
Mary Craig Auditorium
$25 for 
SBMA Members/$40 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at 
tickets.sbma.net.


Sandro Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant), The Annunciation, c. 1490–95. Oil, tempera, and gold leaf on walnut panel, 19 1/2 x 24 7/16 in. (49.5 x 61.9 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Highlights of the Exhibition of Italian Masterpieces from Glasgow by Director Larry Feinberg
Thursday, February 19, 5:30 pm
Larry J. Feinberg, the SBMA Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and an authority on Italian Renaissance art, offers an insightful and lively introduction to the highlights of the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition. Feinberg analyzes and explains the meaning of outstanding works by some of the greatest Italian masters represented in the show, including Botticelli, Bellini, and Titian, as well as compelling and beautiful pictures by lesser-known but highly-gifted masters, such as Paris Bordon and Carlo Dolci. The speaker also demonstrates how one can trace five centuries of art history and culture through these important paintings, from medieval works of the 14th century through Impressionist pictures in the later 19th.

Mary Craig Auditorium
Free for SBMA Members/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members
Reserve or purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at tickets.sbma.net.




Atelier: Primavera in Winter
Friday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
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.

 
$25 for SBMA Members/$30 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at tickets.sbma.net.
For more information call 884.6423, or visit www.sbma.net/atelier.

 


Elyse Graham Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, February 28, 12 – 5 pm
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Elyse Graham studied metal-smithing at Otis College of Art and Design while in high school before continuing on to study studio art and semiotics at Brown University. After a few years teaching and exploring the U.S., she returned to Los Angeles to found her line of art objects—specifically a series of Geodes and vessels. Graham's current body of work started with a fascination with balloons and their ability to hold a volume of breath. The Geodes were an experiment that encapsulated a cluster of breath, making a moment in time last forever; and vessels were fueled by her intrigue of casing an object in a mold formed by an invisible force.

Museum Shop



Pop-Up Opera: Boticelli to Bel Canto
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm
Opera Santa Barbara continues its season with bel canto composer Gioachino Rossini's opera L'italiana in Algeri. SBMA's exhibition of 500 years of Italian art is the perfect opportunity to showcase music from the birthplace of opera. This recital features music from over three centuries of classical Italian repertoire.

Museum Galleries
Free



Reading and Discussion by Colm Tóibín
Thursday, March 12, 3 pm
Award-winning Irish writer, Colm Tóibín, whose book, The Testament of Mary, was influenced by his response to two Titian paintings, speaks of the art and experiences that led him to write the controversial novella that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012. Tóibín is currently the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. A book signing follows.

Mary Craig Auditorium
Free for
SBMA Members/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members
Reserve or purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at
tickets.sbma.net.



Catalyst Quartet
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 pm
Prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland), the Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition: violinists Karla Donehew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violist Paul Laraia, and cellist Karlos Rodriquez. The quartet has also participated in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and been featured in The Strad and Strings magazines and multiple radio and television broadcasts. They will perform their own arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations paired with Glenn Gould’s String Quartet, Op. 1.

Mary Craig Auditorium
$18 for
SBMA Members/$22 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at
tickets.sbma.net.



Talia Jewelry Design Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, March 14, 12 – 5 pm
Talia Brown was born and raised outside of the Chicago area and discovered a passion for creating and designing “anything” art related at a young age. She began working with enamel in 2007 and fell in love with the art form instantly. After formal metal-smith and enamel training and self-taught practice, Brown launched her own line of jewelry. Vibrant colors and clean modern lines are the foundation of Talia Jewelry Design. Each piece starts from a shape cut from a metal sheet. After cleaning and surface preparation, layers of finely ground glass are sifted onto both sides of each piece and they are fired in a kiln. Most pieces require several coats and several firings to achieve a thick, rich color. Once the enameling is complete, she assembles the jewelry by hand with sterling silver and gold-fill findings.

Museum Shop



Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm
Formed in 1982, Cuarteto Latinoamericano is known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. This Latin Grammy winning ensemble from Mexico consists of the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saúl and Arón and cellist Alvaro, along with violist Javier Montiel. The Cuarteto has recorded most of the Latin American repertoire for string quartet, and the sixth volume of their Villa-Lobos 17 quartets cycle, recorded for Dorian, was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002 in the field of Best Chamber Music Recording as well as for a Latin Grammy. Their CD, “Brasileiro, works of Mignone,” won a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012. Their performance includes Bach’s Two Counterpoints from the Art of the Fugue, Gonzalo Castellanos Yumar’s Fantasia for String Quartet, George Gershwin’s Lullaby, Echú by Alejandro Cardona, Miguel del Aguila’s Presto II, and String Quartet No. 2 by Alberto Ginastera.

Mary Craig Auditorium
$18 for
SBMA Members/$22 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at
tickets.sbma.net.




Spring ArtVenture Camp
Meet the Masters: 500 Years of Italian Painting
March 30 – April 3, 9 am – 3 pm
Step back in time! Explore the world through the eyes of Italian master artists. Paint mythical stories, portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes inspired by Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.


$215 for SBMA Members/$250 Non-Members
Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara Street
To register, visit 
www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies
 
     
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