Set on a Pacific lagoon, the Art Museum at U.C. Santa Barbara houses two primary collections: more than 8,500 works of art and architectural drawings; and more than 1,000,000 drawings and 250 archival design-related materials .
The fine art collection includes Old Master paintings and drawings, Renaissance medals and plaquettes, American realist prints, photography, and a growing collection of contemporary artwork in all media. Contemporary holdings focus on artists active in California, particularly in the Santa Barbara community.
Exhibitions scheduled during the academic year
Traces campus planning and design through architectural and social evolution
Showcasing objects of different periods and cultures from the Museum's holdings
2 artists share an appreciation of China's classical art tradition and culture
Works focus on artists who transformed the landscape of contemporary art
Drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture explore the hand