Past Exhibitions

Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask the Dust

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask the Dust. Ask the Dust marks Beatriz Olabarrieta’s first institutional…

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…

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…

Silvestre Pestana, Fractal Trees, 2003, Argon tubes and glass (7 elements), Dimensions Variable, Installation view from the exhibition, Silvestre Pestana: Tecnoforma, at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, PT, 2016. Photo: Filipe Braga © The Serralves Foundation. Courtesy the Artist and The Serralves Foundation, Porto, PT

Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Silvestre Pestana, Breathless

The first solo museum exhibition of Silvestre Pestana’s work in the U.S., Breathless features an intimate view into the vast universe of one of Portugal’s…

Bean Gilsdorf, The Final Roles, 2015, Wool and polyester, 20 x 25 in., Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor

In collaboration with Art Practical, an online art publication based in San Francisco, CA, MCASB presents a solo exhibition by artist and writer, Bean Gilsdorf.…

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

Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage

The first U.S. museum exhibition of Rimini Protokoll, a Berlin-based artist collective formed of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, features two major works:…