It is the mission of the MCASB Engagement Department to provide MCASB visitors with the best possible experience of cutting edge contemporary art through engaging exhibitions and programming both on site at the museum and the MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara. Art outreach programs also take place off-site at schools and local nonprofit organizations.
MCASB offers programming for the general public, teens, and kids, as well as for special interest groups like artists, students, and art educators. All programs are designed to engage the whole individual, intellectually, as well as through interaction and multi-sensory experiences and participation. MCASB’s engagement programs are guided by the maxim of "Not for them, but with them!" and incorporate our key values of innovation, inspiration, intelligence, integrity, and infinite fun.