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  • Family 1st Thursday: Geometric Collage
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    Family 1st Thursday: Geometric Collage

    In September, create brightly colored abstract geometric collages layered with soft shapes in chalk pastel, inspired by Eamon Ore-Giron's "Infinite Regress LXV" (2019). Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm.

  • Studio Sunday: Watercolor
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    Studio Sunday: Watercolor

    Each month explore a different medium—clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, paper—inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection or special exhibitions.

    In September, paint a bird in watercolor inspired by a ceramic vessel, created by the Nasca people of ancient Peru.

  • Ted Nash: The Sound of Art
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    Ted Nash: The Sound of Art

    Continuing in the vein of his album “Portrait in Seven Shades,” in which he responded to MoMA masterpieces, as well as past iterations at SBMA, this workshop focused on using improvisation to guide the composition process and was inspired by works from the Museum’s collection, newly reinstalled after a six-year renovation project. This resulting musical performance is influenced by the transformation of the space, the collection seen in new contexts, and the vast life changes experienced in 2020 and 2021.

  • Sketching in the Galleries
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    Sketching in the Galleries

  • Power and Metals: Regalia of the Moche of Ancient Perú Art Matters Lecture with Alicia Boswell (in person)
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    Power and Metals: Regalia of the Moche of Ancient Perú Art Matters Lecture with Alicia Boswell (in person)

    Unlike Old World societies, where metallurgical technology developed in response to the demand for utilitarian goods, in the ancient Andes, gold, silver, and copper alloys were used to create regalia worn by elites. These objects lended authority and power to those that wore them—in life and death. This lecture discusses the role of regalia in the Moche world, a society that thrived on what today is the north coast of Peru in the first millennium.

  • Ashes to Dust: American Art and the Dreadful Thirties Art Matters Lecture with Justin Wolff (via Zoom)
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    Ashes to Dust: American Art and the Dreadful Thirties Art Matters Lecture with Justin Wolff (via Zoom)

    This talk examines artworks representing two catastrophes unfolding during the 1930s in the United States: one actual (the Dust Bowl), the other hypothetical (the end of the world). It features paintings, prints, and photographs by several artists, but focuses on Arthur Rothstein’s haunting Dust Bowl photographs of Texas and Oklahoma (taken in the spring of 1936) and Rockwell Kent’s fantastical “End of the World” lithographs (published in Life magazine in 1937).

  • "Talk to Me": T.C. Boyle (via Zoom)
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    "Talk to Me": T.C. Boyle (via Zoom)

    With an intoxicating mix of humor and profundity, Boyle explores a world where people can really talk to animals as he turns to the questions few of us admit to wondering about. What does it mean to be human? Is fully communicating with another being possible? Can one fully know a person or animal?

    Join the author for this special reading, conversation, and Q & A.

  • Writing in the Galleries
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    Writing in the Galleries

    The September session is led by novelist and UCR Professor of Creative Writing Andrew Winer, who writes and speaks about literary, philosophical, and artistic matters and is the author of the novels "The Marriage Artist" and​ "The Color Midnight Made." A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, he is presently completing a novel and a book on the contemporary relevance of Friedrich Nietzsche’s central philosophical idea, the Affirmation of Life.

  • Enigmatic Architecture: R. M. Schindler's Los Angeles Art Matters Lecture with Todd Cronan (in person)
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    Enigmatic Architecture: R. M. Schindler's Los Angeles Art Matters Lecture with Todd Cronan (in person)

    After leaving Wright's office, Schindler went on to become the most influential modern architect in Southern California. This talk explores his enigmatic approach as a designer, from his infamous bohemian mecca, the Kings Road House, to his last great "translucent" works, including the remarkable Janson and Tischler Houses. In many ways, Schindler's work remains a mystery, full of seemingly arbitrary shapes, patterns, and angles they seem to many like futuristic set designs for early Hollywood film.

  • Power and Metals: Regalia of the Moche of Ancient Perú Art Matters Lecture with Alicia Boswell (in person)
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    Power and Metals: Regalia of the Moche of Ancient Perú Art Matters Lecture with Alicia Boswell (in person)

    Unlike Old World societies, where metallurgical technology developed in response to the demand for utilitarian goods, in the ancient Andes, gold, silver, and copper alloys were used to create regalia worn by elites. These objects lended authority and power to those that wore them—in life and death. This lecture discusses the role of regalia in the Moche world, a society that thrived on what today is the north coast of Peru in the first millennium.
    Image: Funerary Mask. About 100-700 CE. Moche, Peru. Copper alloy, bone, muscovite. SBMA, Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1960.2.

  • "Restoration/Revelation: The Conservation Treatment of the 'Ghent Altarpiece'"
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    "Restoration/Revelation: The Conservation Treatment of the 'Ghent Altarpiece'"

    Still housed in Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, the site for which it was created, the "Ghent Altarpiece" or "Mystic Lamb" has undergone conservation and restoration treatment by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) since 2012. No one expected this restoration to turn into a revelation: the real Van Eyck had been hidden beneath overpaint for centuries! In his lecture, Bart Devolder shares remarkable discoveries from the first phase and second phase.
    Image: ©KIK-IRPA, Brussels

  • "Terms of Endearment: Social Parameters of Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s American Success" Art Matters Lecture with Bert Winther-Tamaki (via Zoom)
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    "Terms of Endearment: Social Parameters of Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s American Success" Art Matters Lecture with Bert Winther-Tamaki (via Zoom)

    In addition to his talent, skill, and perseverance, this exceptional success may be attributed to his ability to forge an oeuvre of nudes, still lifes, and landscapes that held novel appeal while avoiding taboos that circumscribed the activities of Asian male immigrants in American society in the early and mid-20th century.
    Image: Yasuo Kuniyoshi, "Sisters Frightened by a Whale (detail)," 1923, oil on canvas, 38.4 x 56.7 cm. Ishii Collection, University of Tsukuba.

  • Revisiting “One Life: Marian Anderson” Art Matters Lecture with Leslie Ureña (via Zoom)
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    Revisiting “One Life: Marian Anderson” Art Matters Lecture with Leslie Ureña (via Zoom)

    Anderson’s story, however, is much richer than a single concert. Before 1939 she had already performed throughout the world, challenging expectations along the way. In the aftermath of the 1939 concert, she repeatedly deflected questions about the controversy, as she assumed her role as a symbol of the struggle for African American equality and civil rights. Throughout her life, Anderson also inspired visual artists who were moved by her voice, symbolism, or bearing.

  •  Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Landscape
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    Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Landscape

    Required supplies:

  • Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Landscape
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    Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Watercolor Painting - Landscape

    Required supplies:

    Watercolor paper
    Watercolor paint + brush
    Two cups of water
    Pencil
    Paper towel or cloth

  • Three Perspectives on Contemporary Painting: A Conversation with Suzanne Hudson, Math Bass, and Christina Quarles (via Zoom)
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    Three Perspectives on Contemporary Painting: A Conversation with Suzanne Hudson, Math Bass, and Christina Quarles (via Zoom)

    Two esteemed painters, Math Bass and Christina Quarles, who are discussed in Hudson's book, join the author in a conversation about painting. This event is moderated by curators from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. This event is sponsored in part by The Museum Contemporaries at SBMA.

    Image credit - From left: Suzanne Hudson; Christina Quarles, Photo (cropped): Erik Carter, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2021; Math Bass, Photo (cropped): Steven Taylor, 2021

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    Virtual Experience via Zoom: FREE

  • Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing
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    Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

    Examine how line, shape, and shading can create suspense and theatrical scenes.

  • Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing
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    Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

    Examine how line, shape, and shading can create suspense and theatrical scenes.

  • Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing
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    Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

    Use pencil, ballpoint, and felt-tipped pens to combine different types of mark-making and to add texture, depth, and range your drawings.

  • Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing
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    Adult Studio Art Workshop (via Zoom): Drawing

    Use pencil, ballpoint, and felt-tipped pens to combine different types of mark-making and to add texture, depth, and range your drawings.

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