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.

October 2, 2022 - February 5, 2023
The photographs in this exhibition demonstrate how artists have perceptively used the unique capabilities of the photographic medium to create images that resonate with the invisible experiences of stillness, time, and silence.
Ongoing

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.

Ongoing

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.

Ongoing

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.

Ongoing

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.

January 29 – April 30, 2023

This exhibition compares and contrasts the visions of Lyonel Feininger and his son Andreas Feininger—two artists who depicted similar elements of their different worlds in entirely different media, but with the same effect of uniquely contributing to the advance of 20th-century Modernism and its forms and ideas.

January 29 – May 21, 2023
This exhibition celebrates the recent gift of Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz’s Bout Round Eleven (1982).
January 29 – May 21, 2023

Featuring works from the turn of the last century by Ferdinand Khnopff, Alfred Kubin, Odilon Redon, and Félicien Rops, as well as the Italian surrealist Giorgio Manzu and his Russian contemporaries, Ossip Zadkine and Alexander Archipenko, this exhibition dwells on the dark side of humanity through a host of cruel but unforgettable imagery.

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