Exhibitions at SBMA

In addition to a selection of works from its critically acclaimed permanent collection, SBMA also presents temporary loan exhibitions of art from the past and the present.
For information on archived exhibitions please visit the Archives.

February 11 – June 2, 2024

Janna Ireland’s photographic practice is primarily concerned with the themes of family, home, and the expression of Black identity in American culture. In 2016, she began photographing structures designed by legendary Black architect Paul R. Williams.

February 25 – May 26, 2024

This exhibition draws exclusively from the Museum’s collection and includes work by Eileen Agar, Gunther Gerzso, Käthe Kollwitz, Wifredo Lam, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, José Clemente Orozco, Carlos Orozco Romero, Pablo Picasso, and Rufino Tamayo.

March 3, 2024 – August 25, 2024

The distinction between the digital and hand-made seems clear cut, but this exhibition examines artworks that blur this distinction. Yassi Mazandi’s torus-shaped sculpture Nine began its life as a hand thrown shape made on a potter’s wheel. It was then scanned, digitally manipulated, and printed.

March 14 – June 30, 2024

Simply installed in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Photography Gallery, Stillness invites contemplation and introspection via a select and small group of beautifully composed and printed images.


Newly installed in the Preston Morton and Ridley-Tree galleries are works such as Annie Snyder's Still Life: Basket of Grapes and Pierre Bonnard's Garden with a Small Bridge.


Made from a variety of materials: clay, wood, metal, stone, textile, and paper, these works provide a broad view of the artistic expressions and devotional practices in India and their development and transformation in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Himalayan lands of Nepal and Tibet.


Portrait of Mexico Today is one of the only intact murals painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros while he was a political exile in Los Angeles in 1932.


The refreshed and newly configured Sterling Morton, Campbell, and Gould Galleries next to Ludington Court showcase a selection of works from China, Japan, and Korea, drawn from the Museum’s extensive permanent Asian Art collection and organized by SBMA Elizabeth Atkins Curator of Asian Art Susan Tai.

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