Art Matters


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. Our 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.

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SBMA is pleased to offer Art Matters gratis via Zoom while the Museum is closed to the public out of concern for health and safety during the pandemic.

Art Matters Lectures



Terms of Endearment: Social Parameters of Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s American Success
Bert Winther-Tamaki
Professor of Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
Thursday, July 1, 2021
3 pm PT
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Restoration/Revelation: The Conservation Treatment of the 'Ghent Altarpiece'
Bart J.C. Devolder
Chief Conservator, Princeton University of Art
Thursday, August 5, 2021
3 pm PT
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