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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For over a decade, Joan Tanner has made room sized sculptures from plastic corrugated roofing sheets, re-bar, cast concrete, zip ties, drywall, c-clamps, safety netting, electrical conduit, joint compound, and plywood.
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.