Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Education, Outreach, Public Programs, SBMA Behind the Scenes

Community Speakers Program Adds Docent Tours To Go

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0 Comments 27 March 2015

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SBMA Docent Geri Servi leads a tour in the SBMA galleries

 

For years the mission of SBMA docents has to been to expand and enhance Museum visitors’ experiences in the galleries. Now we are going ‘on the road’ with our newest endeavor, the Community Speakers Program, to meet Santa Barbara and Ventura County community groups with presentations outside of the galleries. These free 45-minute presentations draw on a variety of topics related to SBMA’s outstanding collection and world class special exhibitions to meet organizations’ desire for on-site cultural enrichment, whether it’s as part of a corporate “lunch and learn” or philanthropic outreach.… read more

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Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Drawings in Dialogue, Education, Exhibitions, Going Up

Going Up! Inspired by the Italian masters

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0 Comments 23 March 2015

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SBMA Teaching Artist Tina Villadolid leads kids from the Homework/Artwork After-School Program in a sketching excercise.

 

“It is not bright colours but good drawing that makes figures beautiful” — Titian   

There’s a new collection of drawings livening up the walls of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art this month, all by students from the Homework/Artwork After-School Program at the Eastside Library. The installation inspired by Italian masterpieces currently on view is part of SBMA’s Going Up!read more

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Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Education

Meet the Masters in Spring AVC!

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0 Comments 18 March 2015

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Spring ArtVenture Camp, Meet the Masters: 500 Years of Italian Painting, offers a special opportunity for children ages 5–12 to gain inspiration from the stunning works of art in the current exhibition Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums. From March 30 to April 3, students reimagine narrative paintings, portraits, and landscapes found on view in the SBMA galleries.… read more

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Drawings in Dialogue, Exhibitions

Now on View: Drawings in Dialogue

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The newest rotation on view in SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Gallery, Drawings in Dialogue: Italian and Northern European Works on Paper from the Joseph B. and Ann S. Koepfli Trust, reflects two centuries of artistic dialogue between Italian and Northern European artists. This rotation of 10 drawings presents works by Matthijs Bril the Younger, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and Dirck van der Lisse, among others. Continue reading for an in-depth look at the mystery behind one of the rotation’s highlights, Head of Madonna, presumed to be the work of Gaudenzio Ferrari (1484 – 1545).… read more

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1st Thursday, Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Events, Performance, Public Programs

Pop-Up Opera: Botticelli to Bel Canto

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0 Comments 02 March 2015

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Francesco Guardi, View of San Giorgio Maggiore, ca. 1760, Oil on canvas 28 5/16 x 47 1/2 in. (72 x 120.6 cm) Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (184) © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection Courtesy American Federation of Arts

This 1st Thursday at SBMA enjoy a special Pop-Up Opera performance at 5:30 pm in the galleries and a Family 1st Thursday art-making activity in the Family Resource Center 5:30 – 7:30 pm, both inspired by 500 years of Italian painting now on view in Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting From Glasgow Museums!… read more

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Atelier, Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Events, Exhibitions

Atelier: Primavera in Winter

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0 Comments 26 February 2015

Cavaliere d'Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Archangel Michael and the Rebel Angels, ca. 1592–93. Oil on tin leaf(?)-coated copper. 22 13/16 x 16 1/2 in. (57.8 x 41.8 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (153) © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Cavaliere d’Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Archangel Michael and the Rebel Angels, ca. 1592–93. Oil on tin leaf(?)-coated copper. 22 13/16 x 16 1/2 in. (57.8 x 41.8 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (153) © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Tonight from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art celebrates 500 years of Italian art with Atelier: Primavera in Winter, inspired by the exhibition Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums (on view through May 3).… read more

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Valentine’s Day Shopping Guide

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0 Comments 11 February 2015

Stumped on finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift this week? Whether you’re looking for romantic or casual, shopping for the art lover, style saavy, or outdoorsy type, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is your one-stop shop!

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Handcrafted Talia Jewelry ($47 – $99)

For the delicate jewelry lover: Each piece of Talia jewelry 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.… read more

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Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Exhibitions

Now on View at SBMA: 500 Years of Italian Painting

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SBMA’s most recent exhibitionBotticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums (on view through May 3), brings together 500 years of Italian painting under one roof. With works from Glasgow Museums as well as SBMA’s own permanent collection, the exhibition traces the development of Italian art from the Renaissance—when scholars and artists rediscovered ancient classical Greek and Roman text, sculpture, and painting—to the 19th century, when patriotism and modern life became preoccupations of Italian artists.… read more

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SBMA Behind the Scenes

The life behind McCormick Gallery

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0 Comments 23 January 2015

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Katharine Dexter McCormick

SBMA’s Stanley McCormick Gallery turns 74 years old this month. The 4,800-square-foot gallery was donated by Katharine Dexter McCormick in 1941 in honor of her husband. Katharine would also go on to donate her residence, now the Ridley-Tree Education Center, and nine Impressionist paintings including three Monets—which ended up in the SBMA holdings (and can be seen today in the Ridley-Tree Gallery). Despite her original plan to send them to MFA Boston, SBMA Director at the time, James Foster, impressed upon Mrs.… read more

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Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Exhibitions

Explore Traditions of Italian Art as an SBMA Teen Intern!

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0 Comments 22 January 2015

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Interns explore the relationship between contemporary Florentine street art and fine art tradition in the spring Teen Internship Program session. Left: Italian street artist Blub modernizes Piero della Francesca’s famous marriage portrait in an underwater scene with snorkel gear. Right: Italian street artist Clet simplifies Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man on traffic signs.

This spring brings new exhibitions, new programming, and new opportunities at SBMA, including a new session of the Museum’s Teen Internship Program! … read more

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