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Atelier at SBMA

"Atelier" is the French term for "workshop," created as a studio for the imagination and offering its audience an evening of intriguing and occasionally irreverent interactions with art and artists in the Museum's galleries.

Now in its sixth season, Atelier offers 200-400 discerning guests events that are uniquely themed and inspired by the Museum's exhibitions or permanent collection, highlighted by performance, dance, and music; and specialty hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

For more information call 805.884.6423 or email

Upcoming Atelier Events:


Left: Santa Barbara band The Kinds photo by Blue Caleel. Middle: Robert Wechsler, Circular Bike, Salvaged bikes, tube steel, yellow paint. Courtesy of the Artist. Right: Dada Disco.

Dada Disco and Left Coast Artists' Party
Friday, August 15, 5:30 
– 7:30 pm

The Museum takes Atelier outside the box for an eccentric evening inspired by Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art and Living in the Timeless: Drawings by Beatrice Wood. Drawing on the avant-garde spirit of Beatrice Wood — also known as the Mama of Dada-and designed to celebrate West Coast individuality and edge, this event offers a playful evening of art, live music, dance, interactive installations, funky finger food, and specialty cocktails.

Highlights of the evening include:

The Dada Disco (where Ballet Russes meets the Bee Gees) — an immersive blend of live video, vintage film, performance, hybrid DJ set/pop-up vocals, costumes,  and dance choreographed by Robin Bisio and Kaita Lepore Mrazek

Circular Bikes and Purring Chair by Robert Wechsler

Betelgeuse and Blackness: A Bedtime Interactive Installation

California covers and original music by local band The Kinds

Tickets include funky finger foods, wine and signature cocktails.

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$25 SBMA Members/$30 Non-Members
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Special Offer!
Buy one Atelier ticket, get one free, when you join as a new Member!

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Images from the November 2013 Atelier, The Earth is the Bottom of the Sky

For more information call 805.884.6457 or email


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