Going Global: Abstract Art at Mid-Century, June 21 – September 25, 2022 

For some, abstraction symbolized the improvements of modern life—the technological and industrial wonders transforming how humans lived. For others, abstraction […more…]

A Resurgence: Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s renovation has people flocking to the venue

It was just three months ago that the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) celebrated the completion of a six-year, […more…]

A Breathtaking Reopening

In August 2021, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art celebrated the completion of a six-year $50 million renovation campaign. More […more…]

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Welcomes Visitors Back to the Galleries

SBMA Galleries Reopen to the Public on May 11  The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) is pleased to welcome […more…]

The Arts, Back in Full

Finally, after a five-year, $50-million capital campaign to renovate the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, in the spring of 2021 […more…]

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The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.

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Drawing Santa Barbara Together

We are grateful to the many generous donors for the support that made the first phase of the transformation possible. The next stages will include increased gallery space and more room for community outreach and educational programming. Later stages will include new public spaces which will provide additional opportunities to partner with other local cultural organizations. We will continue to use the museum’s art and resources to transform and enrich the lives of people in our community and beyond.
Larry J. Feinberg
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and Chief Executive Officer

Program Support

The museum provides education programs to over 25,000 students in Santa Barbara County each year, including free admission for all local students and teachers, free transportation for school groups and after-school groups, and free California State Standard based education programs for Santa Barbara Unified School District students in grades K-12. These include art lessons that increase student awareness on a range of topics, including social justice, mindfulness, nature, science, and ethnic studies. Your gift to the Annual Fund supports educational programs and opportunities for the community: including classroom and after school activities for students; in-person and virtual school field trips; adult studio classes and workshops; and free community days and outreach programs.

2021 – 2022 Board of Trustees

Nicholas Mutton, Chair
Richard De Schutter,
Vice Chair
Bruce Worster, Secretary
Ken Anderson
Gwen Baker
Patricia Blake
Lynn Cunningham Brown
John Mike Cohen
Joan Davidson
Kathleen Feldstein
Timothy O. Fisher
Connie Frank
Martha Gabbert
John Gardner
Christine Vanderbilt Holland
David Jackson
Junie Prewitt Jinkins
Norman A. Kurland
Judith Little
Kandy Luria-Budgor
Carol MacCorkle
Betsy Newman
Doug Norberg
Diane Sullivan
Clay Tedeschi
Jeanne Towles
Martha Townsend
Sarah Vedder
Michael G. Wilson
Barry Winick