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Tickets for most events may be purchased online at tickets.sbma.net, at the Visitor Services desks during Museum hours or by credit card by calling 805.884.6423. Please check event details for further information.


SBMA offers Otojoy hearing loop technology to hearing aid users for events that utilize the Museum's sound system. Those interested in utilizing the technology are encouraged to contact their audiologist or Otojoy at 805.728.9114 or http://appointment.otojoy.com.

February/March/April

  

Family 1st Thursday
March 5; April 2, 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.




Sandro Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant), The Annunciation, ca. 1490-95. Oil, tempera and gold leaf on walnut panel, 19 1/2 x 24 7/16 in. (49.5 x 61.9 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Visual Storytelling
March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Use colored pencils and metallic paint to reimagine the architecture, landscape, and figures in Sandro Botticelli’s The Annunciation, featured in the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition


Gaudenzio Ferrari, Head of Madonna, n.d.  Black and colored chalks on blue paper. Lent by the Joseph B. and Ann Koepfli Trust

Pen and Ink Portraits
April 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Draw the delicate lines of Gaudenzio Ferrari’s Head of Madonna in pen and ink on tracing paper and finish by mounting on tan board.

  

Studio Sundays on the Front Steps
March 8; April 12, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions.
In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside to the Museum’s Family Resource Center.

Free


Antonio Balestra, Justice and Peace Embracing, ca. 1700. Oil on canvas, 42 x 55 1/4 in. (106.8 x 140.3 cm). Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (266). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Tempera Cakes
March 8, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sketch figures in profile from Antonio Balestra’s Justice and Peace Embracing, featured in the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition. Then, add color in tempera paint to complete your portrait.


Guercino (Copyist), Landscape with Figures and Trees, n.d. Pen and wash. Lent by the Joseph B. and Ann S. Koepfli Trust.

Scratchboard
April 12, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Draw in reverse by using a scratchboard tool to reveal the light colored lines of your landscape beneath the dark top layer of the board.





Pop-Up Opera: Botticelli to Bel Canto
Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm
Opera Santa Barbara continues its season with bel canto composer Gioachino Rossini's opera L'italiana in Algeri. SBMA's exhibition of 500 years of Italian art is the perfect opportunity to showcase music from the birthplace of opera. This recital features music from over three centuries of classical Italian repertoire.

Museum Galleries
Free



Reading and Discussion by Colm Tóibín
Thursday, March 12, 3 pm
Award-winning Irish writer, Colm Tóibín, whose book, The Testament of Mary, was influenced by his response to two Titian paintings, speaks of the art and experiences that led him to write the controversial novella that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013. Tóibín is currently the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. A book signing follows.

Tickets for this event are sold out



Catalyst Quartet
Thursday, March 12, 7:30 pm
Prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland), the Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition: violinists Karla Donehew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violist Paul Laraia, and cellist Karlos Rodriquez. The quartet has also participated in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and been featured in The Strad and Strings magazines and multiple radio and television broadcasts. They will perform their own arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations paired with Glenn Gould’s String Quartet, Op. 1.

Mary Craig Auditorium
$18 for
SBMA Members/$22 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at
tickets.sbma.net.



Talia Jewelry Design Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, March 14, 12 – 5 pm
Talia Brown was born and raised outside of the Chicago area and discovered a passion for creating and designing “anything” art related at a young age. She began working with enamel in 2007 and fell in love with the art form instantly. After formal metal-smith and enamel training and self-taught practice, Brown launched her own line of jewelry. Vibrant colors and clean modern lines are the foundation of Talia Jewelry Design. Each piece starts from a shape cut from a metal sheet. After cleaning and surface preparation, layers of finely ground glass are sifted onto both sides of each piece and they are fired in a kiln. Most pieces require several coats and several firings to achieve a thick, rich color. Once the enameling is complete, she assembles the jewelry by hand with sterling silver and gold-fill findings.

Museum Shop



Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm
Formed in 1982, Cuarteto Latinoamericano is known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. This Latin Grammy winning ensemble from Mexico consists of the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saúl and Arón and cellist Alvaro, along with violist Javier Montiel. The Cuarteto has recorded most of the Latin American repertoire for string quartet, and the sixth volume of their Villa-Lobos 17 quartets cycle, recorded for Dorian, was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002 in the field of Best Chamber Music Recording as well as for a Latin Grammy. Their CD, “Brasileiro, works of Mignone,” won a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012. Their performance includes Bach’s Two Counterpoints from the Art of the Fugue, Gonzalo Castellanos Yumar’s Fantasia for String Quartet, George Gershwin’s Lullaby, Echú by Alejandro Cardona, Miguel del Aguila’s Presto II, and String Quartet No. 2 by Alberto Ginastera.

Mary Craig Auditorium
$18 for
SBMA Members/$22 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at
tickets.sbma.net.


Sandro Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant), The Annunciation, ca. 1490-95. Oil, tempera and gold leaf on walnut panel, 19 1/2 x 24 7/16 in. (49.5 x 61.9 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Highlights of the Exhibition of Italian Masterpieces from Glasgow by Director Larry Feinberg
Sunday, March 22, 2:30 pm
Larry J. Feinberg, the SBMA Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and an authority on Italian Renaissance art, offers an insightful and lively introduction to the highlights of the Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums exhibition. Feinberg analyzes and explains the meaning of outstanding works by some of the greatest Italian masters represented in the show, including Botticelli, Bellini, and Titian, as well as compelling and beautiful pictures by lesser-known but highly-gifted masters, such as Paris Bordon and Carlo Dolci. The speaker also demonstrates how one can trace five centuries of art history and culture through these important paintings, from medieval works of the 14th century through Impressionist pictures in the later 19th.

Tickets for this event are sold out



Spring ArtVenture Camp
Meet the Masters: 500 Years of Italian Painting
March 30 – April 3, 9 am – 3 pm
Step back in time! Explore the world through the eyes of Italian master artists. Paint mythical stories, portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes inspired by Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.


$215 for SBMA Members/$250 Non-Members
Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara Street
To register, visit 
www.sbma.net/kidsfamilies


Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Head of a Man, ca. 1508–10. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (53.8 x 43.6 cm). Glasgow Museums, Purchased by Glasgow Museums, 1971 (3283). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Curator’s Choice Lecture: James Clifton
The Italianness of Italian Art
Thursday, April 9, 5:30 pm
James Clifton is director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and curator in Renaissance and Baroque painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He earned his doctorate at Princeton University with a dissertation on Neapolitan painting of the 17th century. Clifton has curated exhibitions, written film scripts, and published widely on the arts of early-modern Europe.

Mary Craig Auditorium
Free SBMA Members
/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members
Reserve or purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net.


Poetry in the Galleries: "...the beginning of always."
Thursday, April 16, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Santa Barbara poet laureates Perie Longo, Paul Willis, and Chryss Yost as well as Jon Snyder, Dante scholar and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, Department of French and Italian at UCSB, read from selected works and original compositions inspired by the exhibition.

Preston Morton Gallery
Free


Ernest Ange Duez, Woman in Grey on Board Ship, Gazing at the Sea, 1873. Oil on canvas. SBMA Museum purchase with funds provided by the Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund.

Mystery in Masterpieces
Saturday, April 18, 6 – 9 pm
Diabolical clues and clever wordplay are the orders of the evening as the SBMA Women’s Board, once again, presents the popular Mystery in Masterpieces. Clue Master Jamie Fleming and his inspired blend of treasure hunting and art appreciation challenge guests at this lively fundraiser.
For more information, contact Karen Kawaguchi at 884.6428 or visit www.sbmawb.org.



New Orford String Quartet
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm

Hailed for their “ravishingly beautiful tone” as well as their “extraordinary technical skills and musicianship” the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. In 2009, violinists Jonathon Crow and Andrew Wan, violist Eric Nowlin and cellist Brian Manker came together with a plan to revolutionize the concept of string quartet playing in Canada and promote Canadian works, both new commissions and neglected repertoire from the previous century. Rather than committing to a year-round schedule, the members of the quartet meet for residencies in various centers for short periods of time, providing a fresh perspective on interpretations of standard string quartet repertoire. In 2011 the New Orford String Quartet released its debut album of the final quartets of Schubert and Beethoven on Bridge Records to international acclaim. They will perform Haydn’s Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1, Tim Brady’s Quartet No. 2, and Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 by Beethoven.

Mary Craig Auditorium
$18 SBMA Members/$22 Non-Members
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net.



An Evening of Period Music

Thursday, April 30

5:30 – 6:30 pm   The Rosary Sonatas and early 17th-century Italian selections
6:30 – 7 pm   Quire of Voyces
7 – 7:45 pm   The Rosary Sonatas and early 17th-century Italian selections


The Rosary Sonatas were composed in the 1670s by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, and are being performed by Andrew McIntosh and Arthur Omura with baroque violins, harpsichord, and organ. This brilliant, sublime, and famous set of works epitomizes many of those aspects of baroque music that are most compelling: inventiveness, reverence, eccentricity, wild virtuosity, meditative austerity, and unusual tunings. Early 17th-century selections from the violin repertoire complement Biber's pieces.

The Quire of Voyces is a dynamic a capella group that was founded in 1993 to rediscover the sacred choral music of the Renaissance and modern age. Nathan Kreitzer conducts 25 professional singers from the Central Coast who volunteer their talents to present the highest quality of performance all in historic settings.

Museum Galleries
Free

 
     
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