Past Events

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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…

  • 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…

  • Bean Gilsdorf, DoubleDouble RR, 2015; wool and polyester; 87 x 66 in.

    Third Thursday Studio: Dismantling Icons

    February’s Third Thursday Studio offers attendees the unique opportunity to work with Warsaw-based artist Bean Gilsdorf to explore processes and ideas that motivate her work.…

  • Bean Gilsdorf, courtesy the artist.

    Artist Talk with Bean Gilsdorf

    Bean Gilsdorf is an artist, writer, and editor who combines the methods of each to produce hybrid objects, performances, texts, and installations. Her projects have…

  • In Conversation with Bean Gilsdorf and Patricia Maloney

    Are you an aspiring writer for the arts? We invite you to join local, national, and international arts writers in conversation and discuss questions like:…

  • Curated Cocktails

    Sip on signature cocktails and enjoy a set from DJ Magneto while you explore two new exhibitions, Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage and Bloom Projects…

  • Rimini Protokoll, 100% Yogyakarta, performed at Concert Hall Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, 2015, Courtesy Goethe-Institut Indonesien. Photo: Berto Gesit

    Member Reception: Rimini Protokoll

    Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara for the opening reception of Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage, a newly-commissioned immersive video installation by Berlin-based…