Past Events

  • Bean Gilsdorf, Schwarzenegger, 2015; wool and polyester; 36 x 36 in.

    Third Thursday Studio: Fun Flags

    Show your true colors and create a flag sculpture inspired by works in the exhibition Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor. MCASB Director…

  • Disruption 2017: Studio Nite en Vivo Logo Reversed

    DISRUPTION 2017: Studio Nite ¡en Vivo!

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara's eagerly-awaited annual spring benefit DISRUPTION will take place Tuesday April 18th, at the historic Arlington Theater. DISRUPTION: Studio Nite…

  • Vartanian and Louden Portraits

    3rd Annual Tastemakers Conference: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

    Calling all creative professionals and students! Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) for a dynamic evening of learning, sharing, and networking. The…

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    Home Visit USA

    Home Visit USA, a participatory performance by internationally-renowned German artist collective Rimini Protokoll is part of the exhibition Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage. The performances…

  • Rimini Protokoll: 100% City Opening

    Slow Art Day

    MCASB invites museum attendees to look slowly at our current exhibitions and find out how you see differently when you do that. Special tours that…

  • Curated Cocktails

    DJ Myster Mause will perform a special set while attendees sip on signature cocktails and participate in hands-on art activities. The Museum is open late…

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    ACTIVATE!

    Developed in immediate response to the current state of unrest and discomfort in the US, this special program encourages Santa Barbara community members to creatively…

  • SPORTS, Runaway on Stearns Wharf, 2017, Artist Rendering, Courtesy the Artists

    takepart | makeart: Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration

    Art, food, festival, and fun on the pier with Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara! In partnership with Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea…

  • Cruz Ortiz, El Johnny the Satellite, Courtesy the artist

    takepart | makeart: Group Bike Ride With Bici Centro and Artist Cruz Ortiz

    Join BiciCentro's cycling instructors and artist Cruz Ortiz for a family-friendly group ride from BiciCentro down to Santa Barbara's waterfront, where we'll be celebrating the…

  • SPORTS, Runaway, 2016, Artist Rendering (detail), Courtesy the Artists

    In Conversation: Contemporary Design and Architecture in SB

    Join us for an intimate conversation led by MCASB executive director and chief curator Miki Garcia with architect Michael Patrick Porter, architecture critic and curator…

  • By Cruz Ortiz, courtesy the artist

    takepart | makeart: Poster-Making Workshop con El Johnny the Satellite

    ​Come make your own poster with artist Cruz Ortiz and his Screen-printing, music-making bicicleta, El Johnny the Satellite!​ This event is free and open to…

  • ACTIVATE! featured image

    ACTIVATE!

    Developed in immediate response to the current state of unrest and discomfort in the US, this special program encourages Santa Barbara community members to creatively…

  • By Cruz Ortiz, courtesy the artist

    takepart | makeart: Noche de Voz – Multilingual Open Mic Night con El Johnny the Satellite

    Join us for a night of stories, spoken word, poetry, ​and ​music​ ​to kick-off artist Cruz Ortiz week-long project in Santa Barbara, El Johnny the…

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    Home Visit USA

    Home Visit USA, a participatory performance by internationally-renowned German artist collective Rimini Protokoll is part of the exhibition Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage. The performances…

  • Summer Roman, Ormosia, 2011, reclaimed fabric, 5.5" x 6", Courtesy the artist.

    Third Thursday Studio: Soft Sculptures

    Experiment with fiber art at March’s Third Thursday Studio. Sommer Roman will lead attendees in stitching, stuffing, wrapping, and rolling provided textiles to create their…

  • Jan2016_RiminiProtokoll_HomeVisitUSA_0074

    Home Visit USA

    Home Visit USA, a participatory performance by internationally-renowned German artist collective Rimini Protokoll is part of the exhibition Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage. The performances…

  • ACTIVATE! featured image

    ACTIVATE!

    Developed in immediate response to the current state of unrest and discomfort in the US, this special program encourages Santa Barbara community members to creatively…

  • Curated Cocktails

    March’s Curated Cocktails features a special set from DJ Persian House Cat in addition to signature cocktails and hands-on art activities. The Museum is open…