MCASB is a non-collecting contemporary art museum. Exhibitions at the Main Space location rotate three times annually and are typically on view for fourteen weeks. The museum is closed between exhibitions for deinstallation and installation of each exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to check the exhibition calendar to ensure a visit when the Museum is open to the public. Exhibitions are organized two to three years in advance.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara advances creativity and inspires critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time.
Photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted, unless otherwise posted. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted. Direct all photo requests, including requests for images of objects or the building for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All galleries are stroller and wheelchair accessible. Service animals are welcome in the museum, but due to the fragile and varied nature of the artworks, we ask that you leave pets at home.
MCASB Main Space
The Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center public garage is adjacent to MCASB. The first 75 minutes are free and the charge is $1.50 for each hour thereafter. 75- and 90-minute street parking is available in the neighborhoods off of Chapala Street.
MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Parking is available in the surrounding Funk Zone neighborhood.