Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Courtesy the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–8pm
T +1 805 963 4364

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is one of the finest museums on the West coast and is celebrated for the superb quality of its permanent collection. The SBMA collection comprises 25,000 works of art that spans more than 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum’s collection of the arts of Asia, Europe, and the Americas includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, glass, jades, bronzes, lacquer, and textiles as well as classical antiquities and masterpieces of French Impressionism. The broad areas in which SBMA holds a significant number of works of exceptional quality include international antiquities from China, India, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East and 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century art from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people through internationally recognized exhibitions and special programs, as well as the thoughtful presentation of its permanent collection. 

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