Friday, October 1, 2010

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

A Santa Barbara Treasure Trove since 1941
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5pm
FREE every Sunday

Mission:  to intigrate art into the lives of people

27,000 works of art
An art musem of magnitutde and quality more commonly found in cities eight times the size of Santa Barbara
Includes classical antiquities rivaled in the West only by the J. Paul Getty Musem
No West Coast Museum owns more Monet Paintings
Brings world renowned exhibitions to Santa Barbara
Originates exhibitions that travel to museums across the Americas and Europe
Welcomes 150,000 visitors to exhibitions and activities each year
Receives less than 1% of its budget from government grants and no regular tax dollars

Museum Store: open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Museum Cafe: open Tuesday - Sunday  
11 am - 5 pm
Fearing Library:  open Tuesdays - Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm 
Special programs for school, families and kids
ArtVentures - special educational programs for children during school breaks

Members free
Adults $9; Seniors (age 65+) $6
Students with ID $6
Ages 6-17 $6, under 6 free
Sundays - Free
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