smART Families

smART Families is an SBMA support group whose members are dedicated to educating their children in the visual arts, while also supporting the larger art education outreach activities of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

The program consists of five events per school year, where children and their families explore SBMA's world-class exhibitions. Using the concepts learned from private docent talks, children have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces, using a wide variety of materials and techniques.

The smART Families Junior Docents Program enables children grades five and above to work with a seasoned Museum Docent to gain a broader, deeper knowledge of the exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. To learn more about the program, click here.

Join today at one of the following levels and enjoy these benefits:



smART Families: Basic Membership - $450

  • Invitation to all the smART Families events
  • Unlimited free admission per Member household
  • One year's subscription to our newly-expanded quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to Members-only exhibition previews
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • 10% discount on dining in the Museum Café
  • Discounts on SBMA's ArtVenture camps and workshops
  • Free or reduced admission to films, lectures, gallery tours, concerts and other events
  • A variety of travel opportunities each year focus on art, architecture, and gardens, often including private visits, along with guest lecturers and expert guides
  • Check-out privileges at the Museum's Constance and George Fearing Art Library
  • New Members welcome reception


smART Families: Patron Membership - $700

All the benefits of Basic membership, plus

  • Four passes to the museum and a private docent tour for your family of a current exhibit


smART Families: Friend Membership - $1,000

All the benefits of Patron membership, plus

  • 2 passes to Atelier event


smART Families: Benefactor Membership - $1,500

All the benefits of Friend membership, plus

  • Invitation to a special Benefactor Bonus event


smART Families: Founders Circle - $2,500

All the benefits of Benefactor membership, plus

  • Invitation to dinner in a private home
  • Special recognition in the SBMA newsletter

For more information, please email or call 805.884.6427

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the generosity
of the following smART Families donors in 2013-2014:

Deardorff Family
Markham Family

Jackson Family
Muller Family
Shelburne Family

Jones Family

Bilek Family
Blake Family
Garrett/Biddlecome Family
Marcillac Family
McCoy Family
McMillan/Kenny Family
Peus Family
Tiller Family
Wooten Family

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