Past Exhibitions

James Benning, Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America), Installation view, Photo Courtesy Alex Blair © 2019

James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America)

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce the upcoming solo West Coast museum debut of independent American filmmaker and artist James…

Lara Favaretto, Tutti giù per terra / We all fall down, 2004, 1 ton of confetti joker lux, talcum powder, 4 hermetic stage ventilators, Installation dimensions variable, Photo Courtesy Alex Blair © 2019

Lara Favaretto

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce Lara Favaretto, featuring works spanning Turin, Italy-based artist Lara Favaretto’s more than 20-year career, and…

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art

*Please note the new closing date of January 20, 2019. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Kota Ezawa: The Crime of…

Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask the Dust

*Please note the new closing date of January 20, 2019. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask…

Andy Coolquitt header image. CAA CAA, and Hotel Abstraction #1

Andy Coolquitt: …i need a hole in my head

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in partnership with Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, is pleased to present Andy Coolquitt: ...i need a hole in my…

From left to right: Barry McGee, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic and gouache on panel, 5 elements, 36.5 x 32.5 x 1.75 in., Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco, and Cheim & Read, New York. Barry McGee, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic, gouache, and aerosol paint on panel, 63 x 49.25 x 1.75 in., Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco, and Cheim & Read, New York.

Barry McGee: SB Mid Summer Intensive

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Barry McGee: SB Mid Summer Intensive, a solo exhibition featuring a sprawling installation of paintings,…

Cecily Brown, Untitled (Paradise), 2014

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal is the artist’s first museum show on the West Coast and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings. Arranged thematically, the more…

Sculpture included in Midori Hirose’s installation at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: Of the Unicorn (And the Sundowner Kids), 2017, Polymethyl methacrylate, electronic components, paint, Dimensions variable. Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Midori Hirose, Of The Unicorn (and the Sundowner Kids)

In collaboration with Portland Museum of Modern Art (PMOMA), Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) presents Midori Hirose’s first solo museum exhibition, Midori Hirose: Of…

Efraín Recinos, Guatemala vista desde 33,000 Kilómetros de Altura (Guatemalita), 1960. (Detail). Oil on canvas, 47 x 168 in. (120 x 426 cm), Courtesy of the John Gody Collection, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present

Exhibition on view at three locations: Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 653 Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Free Play: Manga Chair and Tire Swing

Free Play

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is proud to present Free Play, an exhibition that brings contemporary furniture, architecture, artworks, and objects from an international…