Santa Barbara Museum of Art


The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has more than 25,000 pieces in its collection, an impressive feat for an institution located outside of a major metropolis. Holdings include everything from antiquities and French Impressionism paintings (many, many Monets) to Mexican murals and other examples of Latin American art. Special exhibits are held throughout the year, many of which originate in Santa Barbara before traveling internationally. The museum is open every day except Monday for a relatively small entry fee; stop by on a leisurely Sunday when admission is complimentary. Lectures, film series, and symposiums are also hosted here on a regular basis, as are collaborations with various areas school and colleges. The museum first opened in 1941 in a former post office building. Since then, it has expanded to 60,000 square feet of space accommodating various galleries, an auditorium, a library, an auditorium, a gift shop, and cafe.


1130 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


34.42276000, -119.70349000
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(805) 963-4364

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