Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo

Going Up!

No Comments 24 February 2011

[galobj viewid=41] Going Up is a series of unorthodox installations of student artwork displayed in the non-traditional space of the Museum elevator. The title both refers to the enhanced experience of the passengers as well as to the student artists who are on the rise. Going Up installations connect to special exhibitions or the Museum’s permanent collection and vary in size, subject matter and medium. The watercolor prints currently on view are inspired by Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo, and were created by students from 12 different area schools who are participants in SBMA’s Homework/Artwork After School Program.… read more

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Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective, Events, Exhibitions, Past

Artist’s Artist Panel Discussion

No Comments 23 February 2011

Thursday, February 24, 5 – 6:30 pm Mary Craig Auditorium Free with Museum admission What few may know about artist Charles Garabedian (b. 1923) is his long and illustrious career as a professor. Throughout the early 1960s into the early 90s, Garabedian taught at UCLA, California State University at Northridge, the California Institute of the Arts, UCSB (College of Creative Studies), and Cooper Union among several other institutions.… read more

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Events, Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo

Free Lecture: Kōgyo and His One Hundred Noh Plays

No Comments 18 February 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2:30 pm Mary Craig Auditorium Free with suggested admission Please join us this Sunday for a free lecture about the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo and his woodblock print depictions of Noh theater. Katherine Saltzman-Li, professor of Japanese literature and theater at the University of California at Santa Barbara and co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss Kōgyo’s career-long interest in Noh theater and how his images parallel innovations in the arts and Japanese society as the nation looked westward in an effort to modernize.… read more

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When the Killing’s Done: A Reading by T.C. Boyle

No Comments 15 February 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2:30 pm Mary Craig Auditorium Free with suggested admission Noted local author T.C. Boyle will read from his latest novel When the Killing’s Done, in which he again tackles the dark side of “utopian longing in America.” As much as Boyle is known for his ability to examine and give life to historical narratives, he is also a relentless chronicler of the sometimes brutal intersection of humankind and nature as well as our place in the wild in general.… read more

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Permanent Collection

French Flowers

No Comments 10 February 2011

Henri Fantin-Latour is an artist who cannot be easily categorized. A friend of many of the Impressionists, he painted masterly portraits of the group but chose not to exhibit with them. Although Fantin produced paintings and prints whose fantastical subject matter was inspired by music and poetry, floral still lifes were his “bread and butter,” and he painted hundreds over the course of his career. Fantin’s still lifes may seem like matter-of-fact depictions of bunches of flowers, but the longer we look at them, the more strange and complex they become.… read more

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Current, Exhibition Preview, Exhibitions, Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo

Exhibition Preview – Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo

No Comments 04 February 2011

[galobj viewid=39] The exhibition Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927), opening February 12, focuses on the work of one of Japan’s master print artists of the Meiji and Taisho periods.  Kōgyo  is best known for the hundreds of prints he produced depicting Noh theater, a highly stylized form of performance dating to the 14th century, that incorporates the arts of dance, chanting, and mime.… read more

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Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective, Exhibitions, Past

In Good Taste

No Comments 01 February 2011

Get in touch with Southern California artist Charles Garabedian’s Armenian heritage with a special dish at the Museum Café. In celebration of the exhibition Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective (currently on view until April 17, 2011), Chef Brenda Simon has created the Garabedian Roasted Eggplant with pine nut couscous, cumin scented herb oil, and multigrain flatbread.  You’ll also find plenty of other creative and delicious dishes on the menu inspired by past SBMA exhibitions.… read more

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