SBMA IS NOW OPEN EVERY THURSDAY
5 – 8 pm FOR FREE!
Chase Free Thursday Evenings include:
- Access to all galleries
- Brief docent talks in select exhibitions
- Family Resource Center and Museum Shop open
6:10 pm and 7:10 pm
Ten-minutes, one work of art, and informal, interactive conversation in the galleries.
Please meet at the State Street entrance.
Thursdays, September 3; October 1; November 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA's Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Museum Teaching Artists will assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy selected galleries until 8 pm.
Design your own version of Bayer’s Lonely Metropolitan (1932) in shades of black, white, and grey by sketching hands on mid-tone paper in graphite and white pastel, then collaging them onto to an urban landscape.
Study the complex details of flowers up close by sketching from botanical arrangements. Add color to the composition with water-soluble oil pastels mixed with tempera paint, inspired by Henri Fantin-Latour’s Chrysanthemums of Summer (Chrysanthemes d'Ete) (ca. 1887).
Focus in on the details of Raul Corrales’ Blue Jeans, Cuba, (1948) to create an abstract texture study by layering canvas strips and opaque watercolors.
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
The Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces returns to SBMA to perform a short program of choral music during First Thursday in December. The Quire of Voyces was founded in 1993 to rediscover the sacred a capella choral music of the Renaissanceand the modern age.