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.

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.

June 16 – November 3, 2024

This exhibition features all works by Rauschenberg in the Museum’s collection, including two ca. 1950 photographs, most of which are on view for the first time, including the monumental 1968 three-part Autobiography.

June 16 – January 12, 2025

Deceptively simple and far removed from the seamless computer generated images seen in commercial filmmaking, these two videos (on view for the first time at SBMA) re-orient the viewing experience into one more intimate, complex and even mysterious.

July 7 – November 3, 2024

This exhibition focuses on the Ridley-Tree’s gifts of primarily nineteenth-century British and French paintings.

July 10 – November 10, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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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