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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!

OPENING THIS THURSDAY!

The West-Dressed Woman: Explore the Costume Collection  View treasured clothing belonging to local luminaries such as Ganna Walska of Lotusland, Huguette Clark, of Bellosguardo, and more.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Connect with us! Join the Museum for lectures, performances, exhibit openings, History Happy Hour and much more!

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ON EXHIBIT

Before The Selfie - The Gledhill Portrait Collection  In the hands of Carolyn & Edwin Gledhill, a photograph became a painting, using all the photographic tools at their disposal to bring out the inner beauty and essence of their subject.

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WESTERN ART

Edward Borein Gallery   Visit the newly opened expansion of the Museum dedicated Edward Borein, one of the most important interpreters of the American West.  

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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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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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