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“A first visit”

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Ranked #19 of 177 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum, founded in 1941, houses a prestigious and varied collection of modern and ancient art plus a special gallery for children.
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Despite being a regular visitor to Santa Barbara, this was my first visit to the Museum of Art, although I've visited the lovely gift shop accessed directly off State Street many times. Especially loved the Asian art collection upstairs. The flower and bird paintings were amazing. Closes at 5pm, so give yourself enough time to see round everything.

Thank Alison G
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great European Art Collection for such a small museum. And it is open for free on First Thursday's of the month.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Some fabulous 19th/ 20th century art from Monet to Munch but not so much that you are overwhelmed by it all. Just some really good pieces in an uncrowded environment wher you have the time and space to enjoy them.

Thank JoMac110
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Nice small museum with so-so collection. Kind of an eclectic collection, the museum does not seem to have a point of view. If you are from a major city you can skip it.

Thank ppost69
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visit the Museum every time we're in Santa Barbara and have never left feeling disappointed. An outstanding collection of American, Oriental, and European Art, a nice gift shop, and an lovely restaurant. We almost always join a docent guided tour, regardless of its focus, because they provide fascinating and often provocative insights into the artists and their work. The Museum is conveniently located near some of the City's great restaurants and galleries. It really is a "must see."

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