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


Reimagining the Museum

Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers Ph.D.
Independent Curator

Thursday, February 2
5:30 – 6:30 pm PT
Ingres’s Creoles (Secrets)

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Ph.D.
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities, UC Berkeley

Thursday, March 2
5:30 – 6:30 pm PT
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