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Museum of Art at Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101
Category: Activities
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Santa barbara museum of art

Situated one mile from Best Western Beachside Inn, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art boasts a fascinating permanent collection. The modern and contemporary pieces focus on the art of Europe, Latin America, and America, specifically California. Antiquities center on Roman and Greek sculptures while the Asian works from such cultures as China, India, and Tibet cover 4,000 years. The Museum also features special exhibitions and docent-led tours.



  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors (age 65 ): $6
  • Students with ID: $6
  • Ages 6-17: $6
  • Under 6: Free
  • Active U.S. military & their families with current ID: Free


  • Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays


  • 1st Thursday
  • Folk Art International Pop-Up Shop
  • Studio Sundays on the Front Steps


  • Exhibits
  • Tours
  • Art Talks
  • Adult Studio Classes
  • Museum Store


  • What's "Free Thursday Evenings"?

    Every Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there is no charge to enter the Museum. You'll have access to all the galleries as well as docent talks in some exhibitions. In addition, you'll be able to purchase refreshments and shop in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store.
  • Can I buy food at the museum?

    You sure can. The Museum Café features a fine selection of menu items. Savor everything from soups and salads to sandwiches and tasting platters. Tempting desserts are also available along with an arry of specialty coffees and teas, both hot and cold.

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