MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

From 2012 - 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) programmed year-long exhibitions and events at a satellite location at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, a boutique art hotel that combines historic Santa Barbara architecture and a sleek modern style. Functioning as an extension of the museum, the MCASB satellite site offered world-class exhibitions and public programs to hotel guests and a larger segment of the community—free of charge.

MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara featured annually rotating exhibitions of compelling contemporary art alongside temporary site-specific commissions from both local and internationally recognized artists. The satellite also offered educational programming, such as artist lectures, curatorial talks, performances, and film screenings, which allowed visitors to access exclusive views of special creative processes and curatorial choices. This culturally-rich site enhanced MCASB’s capacity for creative partnerships with local neighborhood associations such as the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara Waterfront, the Urban Wine Trail, Stearns Wharf, and the Historic Downtown Santa Barbara Arts District.

Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara is owned by Santa Barbara Beach House Hotel, LP, and managed by Courtland-Dane Management Group, Inc, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. This environmentally friendly arts hotel was designed by Santa Barbara-based AB Design Studios, Inc.

Past Satellite Exhibitions

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…

Weslie Ching, We Are Made Of Stars, 2015, Performance, Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Arna Bajraktarević

Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations

*Please note the new closing date of November 2, 2016. Phil Argent, Weslie Ching, Petra Cortright, George Legrady, Kyra Lehman, Rebekah Miles, Maria Rendón, Stephanie…

Zachary Cahill, USSADREAM, 2014, 9 x 12 in., Watercolor on paper, Courtesy the Artist

Magic Mountain

MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara For centuries, travelers to remote mountain villages, seaside escapes, desert oases, and elsewhere, have sought out nature’s curative…

Rodolfo Choperena, Untitled #1, 2013, Archival digital print with mica glaze, 29 x 39 in., Edition of 3, Courtesy the Artist.

The Vastness is Bearable

In his book, Contact (1985), noted astronomer and science writer, Carl Sagan wrote, “She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its…

Miya Ando, Daguerreotype Ghost 5, 2012, Dyed aluminum, 36 x 36 in., Edition of 5, Courtesy the Artist

Limuw: An Ode to the Sea

Miya Ando, Jules de Balincourt, Graham Caldwell, Zoe Crosher, Bill Dewey, Kim Fisher, Kimberly Hahn, Emilie Halpern, Mary Heebner, Virginia McCracken, and Raymond Saá Limuw:…

Nathan Hayden, you are like a dancing constellation (Detail), 2012, Ink on wall, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the Artist

Open House

Alejandro Diaz, Ann Diener, Stephanie Dotson, Rob Fischer, Francesca Gabbiani, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Nathan Hayden, Cyndee Howard, Jennifer Nocon, Zacarias Paul, Luke Stettner, Kirsten Stoltmann, Sandra…