Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara

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  • Extraordinary collection of world famous artists. Especially the Impressionists. Also has a very worth-while Asian museum and many sculptures from the Roman & Greek eras..  more »
  • The museum has apparently been under renovation for quite a while, and when we were there only three of the 14 galleries were open. We weren’t expecting much, so we were in for quite a pleasant surpri...  more »
  • Even though the museum is under construction the few permanent items and special exhibits were very interesting.  more »
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  • Knowledgeable staff proud of the gallery who were quite helpful. The exhibition was hung with great care. The learning center, a small room located halfway through the exhibition, allows one to explore what influenced the artist and give insight into their creative processes. MCA Santa Barbara is a gem Also, parking is easy. I didn't find it crowded, but should be.
  • Really nice, compact art gallery / museum. I wasn't personally a fan of one of the temporary main features when I went, but that's no criticism of the venue itself. Some really interesting paintings on the other hand. Free to go in, and a good gift shop with quality items on sale.
  • It's not the biggest museum but it has some great pieces. I also found that the blurbs for each piece we're insightful, informative, and interesting. They have a van Gogh, Matisse, and monet if you like impressionism. and they have some other great painters on rotation.
  • If you enjoy photography, Monet, Van Gough, or even Asian art, you're likely going to enjoy this small museum. A perfect fit for adding to an overall visit of Santa Barbara.
  • Always seem to have many wings closed. Not particularly kid friendly as they had many exhibits on the ground but kids were quickly admonished not to touch. One room full of concrete pillows...maybe it's art, but a 4 year olds head sure isn't going to hurt it.
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