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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2746
+1 805-963-4364
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A very well maintained small museum

A compact treasure indeed. We visited this museum in April 17 and it is worth a visit. The children... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashik, India
Delightful museum

There is a fair amount of construction going on, and many apologies made for the reduced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anita w
Orange County, California
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1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2746
+1 805-963-4364
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A compact treasure indeed. We visited this museum in April 17 and it is worth a visit. The children section by David Wiesner is wonderful. It aroused the child in me. My wife and I ,both in sixties were immediately drawn in by the fantastic...More

Thank Revyu
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a fair amount of construction going on, and many apologies made for the reduced representation of the museum's collection but we found it charming and interesting and were particularly taken by the special exhibit of David Wiesner's works, including a very innovative section...More

Thank anita w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While some of the museum is under some construction, we still throughly enjoyed our first visit. We took a free tour and Micky gave us a whole new perspective on some of the different exhibits. What a gem in SB!!

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a little time to spare on a Saturday afternoon, I wandered into the SBMA, and I was glad I did. It's intimate - don't go expecting the Met - but that's kind of nice, as you won't leave you feeling fatigued or overwhelmed. I...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something new to see and the collections & exhibitions are always well presented and informative.

Thank scary639
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Santa Barbara Museum of Art several times over the years. This is a real treat to visit because this museum features fine exhibits and beautiful art for everyone's taste from ancient to modern. The last time I was there, I got...More

1  Thank kellygal_10
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The exhibit is limited. We specifically wanted to see what is claimed to be the best exhibit of Monet's in the West. Because the exhibit is so limited now there were only two! Go back when the renovations are completed.

Thank JandK02474
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Thought for a small museum they wouldn't have much. I was so wrong. Delightful museum with some wonderful pieces. Lovely setting. Don't miss it

Thank Carolskids
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our family recently visited this museum for the first time, specifically to see the David Weisner exhibit, which I can't recommend highly enough (it runs through May of 2017). It's a wonderful setup for families, especially families that have enjoyed his exquisite books for children...More

Thank Jarod L
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Even though we are locals, we only recently explored this museum. It isn't big, but they offer so many classes/resources to our community. Free evenings, free activities for kids, talks, lots of spring break and summer camp options.

Thank zoy209
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