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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Deputy Director of External Affairs: Susan Bradley
The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.
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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.
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.
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,
Bruce Worster, Secretary
Lynn Cunningham Brown
John Mike Cohen
Timothy O. Fisher
Christine Vanderbilt Holland
Junie Prewitt Jinkins
Norman A. Kurland
Michael G. Wilson