School & Teacher Programs

An Exciting Time of Change: Building a Better Museum

SBMA is in the midst of a renovation that will result in an increase in gallery and public space, enabling the Museum to showcase more of its permanent collection, welcome more visitors, and offer enhanced education spaces for school groups, families, and teachers. During this process, selected galleries and entrances will be closed intermittently, so please check the Museum website for updates. To make sure your educational experience is as rich as possible, there are several new ways to see and make art in alternate spaces in the Museum, art studio spaces at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, and out in the community. SBMA continues to build online resources and offer new learning opportunities, special programs, workshops, and events for educators while the building the transformed. Throughout this critical project that will safeguard and preserve the collection and ensure the safety of visitors and staff, the Museum is committed to remaining open, and, as always, extends the warmest welcome for teachers and students!

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For those outside of the SB School District busing stipends are available

For more information on the Museum’s School and Teacher programs please contact Education at 805.884.6457 or email

Education Programs Donor Credit Line

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our donors for their contributions to the Museum's Education Programs:

Schlosser Family Trust
Connie Frank and Evan C. Thompson
William A. Siegele Fund for STEM

California Arts Council
Joan Davidson and John Schnittker
Edison International
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation
Kind World Foundation
Kirby-Jones Foundation
Towbes Foundation

Schlosser Family Trust, Connie Frank and Evan C. Thompson, William A. Siegele Fund for STEM, Bank of America Foundation, California Arts Council, Crane Country Day School, Joan H. Davidson, Edison International, Julia Emerson, Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation, Griffiths Charitable Foundation, Charlotte Gullap-Moore and Jeffery Anton Moore, Bonnie and Jon Henricks, Susan and Palmer Jackson, Kind World Foundation, Kirby-Jones Foundation, Elizabeth and Joseph Knowles, Sharon Kussman, Letty W. Lauffer,The Little One Foundation, LLWW Foundation, Leslie Ridley-Tree, Maryan Schall, Leanne Schlinger, Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Ronald Steele, Towbes Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Barbara and J. Taylor Woodward, donations in memory of Natalie Browning Harpham, and donors to the Annual Fund.

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