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Find out how we became America’s Riviera! Celebrate the history of our community from the Chumash to the modern day with vibrant exhibitions and compelling programs, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown. Discover the glamorous film era, legendary Fiesta festival, and pioneering aviators who changed the world – and that’s just the twentieth century!  COMING SOON: Sacred Art in the Age of Contact.  Click here for more information.

NOW OPEN

Only The Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Center and Displaced: The Detention & Internment of Santa Barbarans During WWII open on Thursday, February 1.  The two thought-provoking exhibitions reveal the impact of internment on members of the Japanese, German and Italian communities in Santa Barbara - and are a powerful reminder of the value of history.

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A NEW PERMANENT EXHIBIT

Edward Borein Gallery   Visit the newly opened expansion of the Museum dedicated Edward Borein, one of the most important interpreters of the American West.  Closed for modifications until February 18.

EXPLORE HIS WORK

VISIT THE HISTORIC HOMES

After an exquisite restoration visitors are invited to experience the Fernald Mansion, one of the most significant homes in Santa Barbara history.  Contact the Museum and book your tour!

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ON EXHIBIT

Missions In Watercolor - In the late 1800s, painter Edwin Deakin documented the California missions in watercolor as they were falling into ruin. His efforts had a profound impact on saving the beautiful edifices before they disappeared forever. This collection is a compelling reminder of the power of art as a catalyst for change.

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CALLING LOCAL ARTISTS

Art For 805: An Exhibition of Miniatures to Heal Our Community. Join the Museum in supporting a new exhibition to support Direct Relief International and their work on behalf of victims of the recent fires and mudslides.

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VENUE RENTAL

Quintessential Santa Barbara style.  Celebrate your wedding or special occasion at this cultural landmark located in the heart the historic district. The romance of Spain is alive in our two private, interconnected courtyards and historic adobes.

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