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“Pleasant, do-able and diverse”

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Ranked #20 of 178 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 January 13, 2014

We always visit this charming spot in downtown Santa Barbara during our weekend visits here.
It's small, compact, nicely laid out and eclectic. This year they featured a Delacroix exhibit and a fine California photographer's work.
Staff is friendly and us seniors pay $6 admission fee, the younger adults $10. The gift shop is fun and we have enough money left over to get a coffee or gelato nearby.

Thank zogmeister
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

It is fun and very interesting to see actual paintings of some of the world's greatest artists. We have enjoyed several different exhibits - when we visit Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

It is a a small, well organized collection with interesting special exhibitions. Very doable for a creaky walker.

Thank roamerClaremont_Ca
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

A lovely small collection, and well curated special exhibits.A lovely restaurant as well. Don't miss it.

Thank Ellen5356
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

For such a small Collection, this Museum packs a wallop! The Docents are so friendly and informative. Take advantage of the Free Thursday Night Tours - great wine and fabulous Art!

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