Past Events

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    smART Talk: Cassandria Blackmore

    If these walls could talk! Join Cassandria Blackmore in her studio for a riveting talk about her work and life and find out how art,…

  • Tanya Aguiñiga, Lanose Hollow, 2017, Self-drying clay, alpaca, 7.5 x 14 x 12.5 in., Courtesy the Artist and Volume Gallery

    Third Thursday Studio: Ceramic Creatures

    Create playful objects in a variety of select materials, inspired by works in the exhibition Free Play. Be part of a fun evening of creation,…

  • canTEEN! featuring ¿FACT OR FICCIÓN?

    Don’t miss canTEEN!, the third annual official summer kick-off party for Santa Barbara teens hosted by the MCASB Teen Arts Council! Join us for tacos,…

  • Curated Cocktails: Summer Nights with KCRW

    Enjoy the beauty of warm summer nights, art, and music with a live set from a KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer at MCASB. Located on the…

  • Alexandra Cunningham & Sam Chermayeff. Photos courtesy the artists.

    In Conversation: Alexandra Cunningham with Sam Chermayeff

    Meet the curator and exhibition designer of Free Play, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron and Sam Chermayeff, for a conversation about contemporary design with a playful twist.…

  • Free Play Member Reception

    Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara for the opening reception of Free Play, an exhibition that brings contemporary furniture, architecture, artworks, and objects…

  • André Sousa & Mauro Cerqueira. Photo courtesy of the artists.

    In Conversation: Alternative Art Spaces

    Join artists André Sousa and Mauro Cerqueira, curators of the project space, Uma Certa Falta de Coerência (A Certain Lack of Coherence), based in Porto,…

  • Cruz Ortiz. Photo: Carly Otness

    takepart | makeart: Artist Talk with Cruz Ortiz

    Join MCASB and UCSB's Department of Art and College of Creative Studies for a presentation and conversation with Texas-based painter, print maker, and socially engaged…

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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…

  • Tanya Aguiñiga

    takepart | makeart: Artist Talk with Tanya Aguiñiga

    Tanya Aguiñiga, a prominent social practice artist from Tijuana, Mexico, will discuss her involvement in MCASB’s public art initiative, takepart | makeart within the broader…

  • takepart | makeart: Creating Empathy Through Art

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center are partnering together during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise awareness about…

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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…

  • 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…