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  • Third Thursday Studio
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    Third Thursday Studio

    THIRD THURSDAY STUDIO | PRINT A PATTERN
    Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 6 - 8 pm | $15 | FREE for MCASB Members

    Join printmaker and graphic artist Chelsea Willett and create a repeating pattern, carve a block, and print to your heart’s delight! Tools, ink, and paper provided, bring your own fabric,tote, or shirt to design a wearable piece of art. A tour of the exhibition is included in the workshop.

  • Curated Cocktails
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    Curated Cocktails

    Contemporary art. Cocktails. Local DJs. Interactive art experiences.

    Enjoy Curated Cocktails and experience first hand Genevieve Gaignard’s provocative explorations of race, class, and gender in photographs of her “selfie culture” self-performances and installations that combine humor, persona, and lowbrow pop sensibilities to craft dynamic visual narratives. Delicious drinks, Mini zines, Haiku Buttons with Simon Kiefer, and a special Sixties set by DJ Free Range make for a memorable evening for you and your friends at MCASB and the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace.

  • contemporary art UNLOCKED
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    contemporary art UNLOCKED

    How do you “read” art? Learn to look closely and brush up on your visual literacy skills in our series of monthly one-hour art appreciation meetups. Join a museum professional for an informal conversation about the current exhibition Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In and leave equipped with a tool set to unlock the mysteries of contemporary art. Each unique conversation is guided by the interests of the group while providing insights into the specific work of the exhibited artist.

  • CURATED COCKTAILS | DJ DESKTOP
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    CURATED COCKTAILS | DJ DESKTOP

    CURATED COCKTAILS | DJ DESKTOP
    March 5, 2020 | 6 - 8 pm | FREE

    Contemporary art. Cocktails. Local DJs. Interactive art experiences.

  • OPENING RECEPTION | Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In
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    OPENING RECEPTION | Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In

    OPENING RECEPTION | Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In
    March 5, 2020 | 6 - 8 pm | FREE

    Please join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate the opening of Bloom Projects: Genevieve Gaignard, Outside Looking In, a solo exhibition of LA-based artist Genevieve Gaignard curated by Alexandra Terry, Associate Curator, in the MCASB Main Galleries. Enjoy beer, wine, and Curated Cocktails over tunes by DJ DESKTOP on the terrace.

  • Last Look | Kunsthalle for Music
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    Last Look | Kunsthalle for Music

    Celebrate the conclusion of six weeks of Kunsthalle for Music and savor the last hours of musical performance over a glass of Presqu’ile wine. A conversation between Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director, Chief Curator & CEO at MCASB, and the ensemble will round out the afternoon.

  • Science Talk | Alan Macy: Embodied Music
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    Science Talk | Alan Macy: Embodied Music

    How do your brain and body change when you listen to music? Watch to see how physiological measures can indicate boredom, arousal, pleasure, and displeasure. A volunteer will be connected to recording equipment that shows their measured body signals in response to music.

  • Date Night | Kunsthalle for Music
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    Date Night | Kunsthalle for Music

    Join us on Friday, October 25 for our first-ever DATE NIGHT! Grab your significant other, a friend, or a colleague and head downtown for a night out featuring art, music, wine, and special discounts to Downtown Santa Barbara restaurants and bars. Visit MCASB’s current music-filled exhibition Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music, enjoy a glass of wine, and follow up your night of contemporary culture with dinner and dessert from one of our favorite nearby restaurants!

  • Poetry Slam! Santa Barbara
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    Poetry Slam! Santa Barbara

    Poetry Slam! Santa Barbara
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 7 - 9 pm

  • In Conversation | Exhibition Makers Vol. 4
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    In Conversation | Exhibition Makers Vol. 4

    In Conversation | Exhibition Makers Vol. 4
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 6 - 7 pm

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to make an exhibition? How to exhibit music? Ninette Paloma, Aerial Performer, and Robin Donaldson, Architect, share insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes of exhibitions in this panel presentation moderated by Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director, Chief Curator, & CEO at MCASB, that features the performing arts and the spaces they inhabit.

    Please arrive by 5:30 pm to enjoy the last 30 minutes of Kunsthalle for Music.

  • Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music
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    Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce the United States institutional debut of Berlin-based artist and composer, Ari Benjamin Meyers. Being exhibited for the first time in the United States, Kunsthalle for Music is dedicated to presenting music within the histories and environments of the visual arts.

  • Performance Reading & Book Signing | Jacki Apple: Performance, Media, Art, Culture
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    Performance Reading & Book Signing | Jacki Apple: Performance, Media, Art, Culture

    Performance Reading & Book Signing | Jacki Apple: Performance, Media, Art, Culture

    Please join us for a performance reading, discussion, and book signing with Los Angeles artist/writer/critic Jacki Apple. She will be joined by Marina LaPalma, art critic and editor of Jacki Apple, Performance | Media | Art | Culture: Selected Essays 1983 - 2018.

  • Curated Cocktails | Val-Mar Records
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    Curated Cocktails | Val-Mar Records

    Contemporary art. Cocktails. Local DJs. Interactive art experiences.

    Enjoy Curated Cocktails at MCASB inspired by the current exhibition Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music. Delicious drinks, animated art activities, and an original spin on the sounds of Kunsthalle for Music by Val-Mar Records make for a memorable evening for you and your friends at MCASB and the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace. Curated Cocktails are part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursdays.

    Come early to enjoy Kunsthalle for Music until 7 pm.

  • In Conversation | Music - Dance - Performance
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    In Conversation | Music - Dance - Performance

    How do sound, movement, spaces, and audiences converge? Join Dance Educator and Choreographer Meredith Cabaniss, Founder and Director at Selah Dance Collective, and Sound Artist Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, Ensemble Leader at Kunsthalle for Music, in a conversation about the future and purpose of the performing arts.

  • Opening Reception | Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music
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    Opening Reception | Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music

    Join us at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) as we celebrate the opening of Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music.

  • Last Look Walkthrough: Abaseh Mirvali & Maiza Hixson
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    Last Look Walkthrough: Abaseh Mirvali & Maiza Hixson

    Catch the final hours of Lara Favaretto over a glass of wine from exhibition sponsor Presqu’ile Winery. Enjoy refreshments on the terrace before an exclusive walkthrough of the exhibition with Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director, Chief Curator & CEO of MCASB, and Maiza Hixson, conceptual artist and UCSB Regents Fellow.

    Admission to this event is $10 and includes one glass of wine. MCASB Members receive free admission. Members may secure their promo code by emailing [email protected] prior to registering for this event.

  • In Conversation | Exhibition Makers
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    In Conversation | Exhibition Makers

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to make an exhibition?

    March 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us for an in-depth conversation with internationally acclaimed curators, exhibition managers, and preparators from MCASB and select local museums as they impart their insight and knowledge of their trade. Speakers will share their education and career journeys, highlighting the fact that the road to a career in fine arts is varied and broad.

  • Third Thursday Studio: Booking
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    Third Thursday Studio: Booking

    Join us for an engaging evening of creation, experimentation, and conversation over art and a glass of wine from Presqu’ile Winery. The Third Thursday Studio program invites participants to explore techniques and themes of contemporary art inspired by the artists in the current exhibitions through discussion and hands-on experiences.

    Join legendary Santa Barbara book artist Bill O'Malley to play with innovative ways of transforming old books into new works of art.

  • Curated Cocktails | Facciamo Festa!
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    Curated Cocktails | Facciamo Festa!

     

    Contemporary art. Cocktails. Local DJs. Interactive art experiences.
    March 7, 2019 
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Let’s do it again! Curated Cocktails is back with an Italian twist inspired by the current exhibition, Lara Favaretto. Bellinis, beats by DJ Darla Bea, and book prescriptions make for a memorable late-night experience for you and your friends at MCASB and the Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace. Curated Cocktails are part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursdays.