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.

Ongoing

In celebration of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, this installation highlights some of the most celebrated 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.

July 8 - November 18, 2018

The tumultuous period between the two World Wars is the backdrop for this intimately scaled and timely exhibition, which explores the little known relationship between modern art and totalitarianism in the work of the French Fauves, Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) and André Derain (1880-1954).

October 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019

In this installation of paintings, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, a range of European and American artists employ various motifs in order to capture the picturesque effects of snowfall.

November 10 – February 10, 2019

The malleable interior of traditional Japanese houses could be redecorated to suit particular purposes — at times adorning with glistening screens and objects of color and gold. This exhibition explores the aesthetics of these public and private interiors by featuring folding screens, scrolls, and examples of lacquerware.

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