The Santa Barbara Museum of Art believes in the power of art to enrich, nurture, and unite us. We strive to present exhibitions of international significance, offer exceptional and innovative education programs to people of all ages, and cultivate a welcoming community for all.

Annual Fund

Giving to the Annual Fund supports the critical needs of the institution and is the most flexible and convenient way to make an impact: world-class exhibitions, an array of exceptional and free education programs for people of all ages, Museum facilities maintenance, and day-to-day operations are all funded by Annual Fund donors like you.

Education Fund

The Education Fund directly supports SBMA’s many educational programs and opportunities for the community: From classroom and after school activities for students; to in-person and virtual school field trips; to adult studio classes and workshops; to free community days and community outreach.

Scholarship Program

Supporting the SBMA Scholarship Program ensures that interested and inspired young artists in our community can participate in camps by removing the barrier of cost. As students create art, they build confidence, become actively familiar with the Museum, and learn skills that enhance communication, literacy, and critical thinking across all areas of the curriculum.

New Way To Give! Now, you can make your impact last all year long by becoming a Gallery Guardian. Spread your giving throughout the year and automatically provide a monthly contribution to the Fund of your choice. Simply check the box for Recurring Donation and chose an amount to give each month. The Gallery Guardians will have the added benefits of a simple process, special recognition in publications, and if your monthly donation is $75 or more, you will be eligible for a special SBMA-branded anniversary gift. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that your support will go further without reminders or paperwork.

However you engage with SBMA, there is a way for your philanthropic dollar to make a difference.

Santa Barbara Art Museum

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Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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