Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Education, Exhibitions, Going Up

Going Up! With SBMA Teen Interns

No Comments 10 April 2015

This spring, SBMA Teen Interns explored the connections between art history and pop culture, inspired by Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums and contemporary Florentine street art. SBMA Senior Teaching Artist and graphic designer Kendall Pata tasked each intern with creating a digital mash-up. Using images from the exhibition, interns layered modern symbols, settings, and more to create digital collages which will be on view in the Museum’s elevator from April 13 to 23.… read more

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Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond, Exhibitions

Explore Traditions of Italian Art as an SBMA Teen Intern!

No Comments 22 January 2015

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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Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Education, Exhibitions

Teens for Teens

No Comments 06 November 2014

In this seasonal internship program, teens ages 14 to 18 create hands-on art projects with working artists, learn tricks of the trade from art professionals, and gain inside information on how the Museum functions. Each session features a different Museum exhibition, professional artist, and project. For the fall session interns worked with master artist Jennifer Vanderpool, with mentoring by SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Kendall Pata. Inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition, Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection, this three-week intensive session explored architecture, color, and shape, and culminated with this installation.… read more

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Events, John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, Outreach, SBMA Staff, School Programs, Totally 80s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection

Teens go Digital with Dia de los Muertos Altars

No Comments 30 October 2013

/* Installation of the Dia de los Muertos digital altar. Teen Intern Julia's video, a part of the digital altar. SBMA Teen Interns discussing ideas of their group installation. Installation view of Teen Intern Maggie's video. Fall 2013 SBMA Teen Interns with their collaborative digital altar for the Dia de los Muertos celebration. SBMA Teen Interns working on their digital altar at the Ridley Tree Education Center.… read more

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Current, Education, Exhibitions, Myth and Materiality

SBMA ArtVenture Camps: Inspiration from Within

No Comments 30 April 2013

/* Luis González Palma, Lottery #1 1989-91. Hand-painted gelatin silver prints. Santa Barbara Museum of Art with funds provided by the Wallis Foundation. PlayPrev|Next At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and be inspired by original works of art.… read more

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Asian Renovation, Events, Nights

Brush Painting and the Tao te Ching: Nights at SBMA Celebrates Chinese New Year

No Comments 12 January 2012

Tattered, water-stained, and obsessively underlined, my copy of the Tao te Ching was a gift from my mother before I left for college. This classic, by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, seeks to council humans on how to be in perfect harmony with the way things are. In 81 poems, it sets forth the basic tenets of Taoism – the most basic of which is to become one with “the Way”, also regarded as nature or the source of all that exists.… read more

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