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  • Curated Cocktails
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    Curated Cocktails

  • Footprints Opening Reception
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    Footprints Opening Reception

  • Through What Agency?
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    Through What Agency?

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition, “Through What Agency?” with a public Opening Reception on Saturday, May 7, 6-8 pm. Address: 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 93101
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  • Curated Cocktails | Feat. Artist Walkthrough and cocktails by Augie’s Agave
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    Curated Cocktails | Feat. Artist Walkthrough and cocktails by Augie’s Agave

    Join us for a special edition of MCASB's Curated Cocktails on Thursday, January 6, 2022! Learn more about our current exhibition Drifters from exhibiting artist Rosha Yaghmai, who will be present to lead a behind-the-scenes walkthrough at 7:00 PM.

    Follow up the walkthrough with a special cocktail crafted by Augie's Agave accompanied by tunes from Val-Mar Records. We will also be serving beer from Topa Topa Brewing Co., and featuring a hands-on craft workshop led by Chelsea Willett.

  • Third Studio Studio | Seeing Stars: Documenting Phosphenes
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    Third Studio Studio | Seeing Stars: Documenting Phosphenes

    Come join us for this hands-on workshop, Seeing Stars: Documenting Phosphenes, led by teaching artist Madeleine Galas on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm.

    Phosphenes, also known as closed-eye visuals, are the quickly changing patterns of light and color that occur within closed eyes. In this workshop, you will learn about patterns, form constants, and techniques for documenting phosphenes. Artist Madeleine Galas will demonstrate how to stimulate phosphenes so each participant can draw out their own visuals and leave with an abstract masterpiece!

  • GIFT STUDIO 2021 Holiday Pop-Up Holiday Market
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    GIFT STUDIO 2021 Holiday Pop-Up Holiday Market

    Shop for unique holiday gifts crafted by artists and designers at MCASB's Gift Studio Pop-up Holiday Market. This day-long event will feature free hands-on holiday craft workshops, festive drinks, and guided walkthroughs of MCASB's current exhibition. Don't miss Happy Hour from 4-6 pm when you can shop with spiked festive drinks in hand accompanied by a curated DJ set. Join us on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 11 am - 6 pm.

  • Artist Talk | Rosha Yaghmai
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    Artist Talk | Rosha Yaghmai

    Join us for a conversation featuring LA-based artist Rosha Yaghmai where she will discuss her current exhibition, Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters, at MCASB. Alongside Chief Curator Alexandra Terry, the artist will share the process of preparing for this exhibition, as well as provide a deeper dive into her artistic practice.

    This event is free for everyone. Register here to book your tickets early!

  • Curated Cocktails
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    Curated Cocktails

    Enjoy Curated Cocktails at MCASB inspired by the current exhibition Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters. Delicious drinks, contemporary art, and tunes make for a memorable evening for you and your friends at MCASB on the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.

    Curated Cocktails is part of Downtown Santa Barbara's 1st Thursdays.

  • Rosha Yaghmai, Afterimage, Red Eye, 2021. Image courtesy the Artist and Kayne Griffin.
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    Opening Reception | Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) on October 23, 2021 from 6 - 8 pm as we celebrate the opening of Drifters, a solo exhibition of LA-based artist Rosha Yaghmai curated by Alexandra Terry, Chief Curator.

  • Curated Cocktails
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    Curated Cocktails

    Cocktails. Tunes. Interactive art experiences.

    Fall cocktails, beer from Topa Topa, and Halloween-inspired crafts make for a memorable evening for you, and your friends, at MCASB on the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.

    Curated Cocktails is part of Downtown Santa Barbara's 1st Thursdays.

  • Family Friendly Workshop | Light Elephant
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    Family Friendly Workshop | Light Elephant

    Join us for a Family Friendly Workshop on Saturday, October 2, from 1-4 pm PST! This workshop is designed to engage young audiences in the Act of Making Art in Public. Decorate an elephant prop and explore downtown public spaces to test the Power of Scale and Storytelling with your elephant. Learn camera techniques (suitable for ages 8-17) and discover how to tell the story of a public space.

    This event is FREE for everyone, but RSVP is required. Click here to register now or email: sklein@mcasantabarbara.org. Spaces are limited for this event.

  • Reception | Light Elephant
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    Reception | Light Elephant

    RECEPTION | Light Elephant

    September 30, 2021 | 5 – 8 PM

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate Light Elephant by UCSB Professors and Artists Iman Djouini & Jonathan Taube. Enjoy beer and wine over tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Light Elephant at MCASB is on view from Thursday, September 23, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021.

  • Reception | Light Elephant
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    Reception | Light Elephant

    RECEPTION | Light Elephant

    September 30, 2021 | 5 – 8 PM

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate Light Elephant by UCSB Professors and Artists Iman Djouini & Jonathan Taube. Enjoy beer and wine over tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Light Elephant at MCASB is on view from Thursday, September 23, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021.

  •  Public Walking Tour | Light Elephant
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    Public Walking Tour | Light Elephant

    Join us for a FREE public walking tour of Downtown Santa Barbara focused on the theme of observation. Led by artists Iman Djouini and Jonathan Taube the tour will start at MCASB and move throughout downtown Santa Barbara. See https://www.mcasantabarbara.org/events/upcoming-events/ for more.

  • Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant
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    Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant

    Join us for a talk led by Iman Djouini, Assistant Teaching Professor, UCSB, and Jonathan Taube, Architectural Designer, and Lecturer, UCSB, whose "site reflective" project Light Elephant has journeyed throughout Downtown Santa Barbara throughout September 2021.

  • Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant
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    Walkthrough and Artist Talk | Light Elephant

    Join us for a talk led by Iman Djouini, Assistant Teaching Professor, UCSB, and Jonathan Taube, Architectural Designer, and Lecturer, UCSB, whose "site reflective" project Light Elephant has journeyed throughout Downtown Santa Barbara throughout September 2021.

  • Opening Reception | Unending
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    Opening Reception | Unending

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate the opening of Unending, a group exhibition of UC Santa Barbara’s Master of Fine Arts 2020 cohort in the MCASB Main Galleries. Enjoy beer and wine over tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Unending features the work of Serene Blumenthal, Kio Griffith, Megan Koth, Marshall Sharpe, Thomas Stoeckinger, and David Wesley White, working across the mediums of sculpture, photography, installation, video, and painting.

  • Closing Reception | Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column
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    Closing Reception | Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate the closing of Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column, a solo exhibition of Santa Barbara-based artist Shana Moulton curated by Alexandra Terry, Chief Curator, in the MCASB Main Galleries. Enjoy beer, wine, and tunes on the Upper Arts Terrace at Paseo Nuevo.

    Shana Moulton: The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is on view through to Sunday, August 1, 2021.

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