Art Matters Lecture Series

Art Matters is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and is a premier lecture series intended for continuing adult education in the history of art. Distinguished speakers come from the Santa Barbara area, as well as across the country, and occasionally, abroad. Art historians, curators, and conservators offer fascinating insights into their areas of specialization.

Since 2017, Art Matters speakers have been selected, introduced, and mediated by SBMA Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Eik Kahng.

Art Matters Lectures

The Artist’s Intent and the Paradox of Art Restoration

Bart Devolder
Chief Conservator, Princeton University Art Museum

Thursday, August 3
5:30 – 6:30 pm PT
Searching for Dioskourides, A Master Gem-Carver

Kenneth Lapatin, Ph.D.
Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum

Thursday, September 7
5:30 – 6:30 pm PT
Santa Barbara Art Museum

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Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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