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Camarillo
WFVZ Egg Collections   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 Camarillo Bird Museum - Western Foundation Of Vertebrate Zoology
, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo, CA 93012
The WFVZ houses approximately 250,000 sets of eggs (equal to more than 1,000,000 individual eggs), representing at least 4,000 bird species from around the world, and collected from more than 400 individual and institutional collections. The egg collection of the WFVZ is the largest in the world. Take one of our public tours.


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  (805) 388-9944
 
Carpinteria
Proud of Our Past   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
, 956 Maple Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Museum exhibits include Chumash artifacts from the hunting and gathering culture of these industrious Native Americans; a Californio adobe rancho scene reflecting the great Mexican cattle-ranching period; and Victorian home furnishings; a farm house kitchen; farming and blacksmith implements and saddles; a one-room schoolhouse; early oil development and asphalt mining; agricultural history; the village of Summerland, and much more. In the museum’s archives a rare collection of historic photographs documents the town’s early businesses, its notable citizens, its beautiful landscapes, and the men and women who developed the farms and labored in .....


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  (805) 684-3112
 
Goleta
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117
A Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale ... Funded in part by a grant from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation. This operating exhibit depicts the railroad areas of Santa Barbara and Goleta, California during the late-steam/early-diesel era. The museum will be open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.


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  (805) 964-3540
 
San Luis Obispo
Exquisite Beauty: Ceramics of Ralph Bacerra   (Ends: 4/2/17)
 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 101 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Collectors and viewers alike will relish this rare opportunity to view and acquire Ralph Bacerra artworks at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from February 3, 2017 until April 2, 2017. A public opening of the exhibition will take place in conjunctio .....


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  (805) 543-8562
Flat and Folded: Shibori of Ana Lisa Hedstrom   (Ends: 4/30/17)
 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Ana Lisa Hedstrom is a world-renowned textile artist best known for her contemporary adaptations of shibori. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is honored to present Flat and Folded: Shibori by Ana Lisa Hedstrom from March 3 – April 30, 2017. Hedstrom .....


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  (805) 543-8562
Santa Barbara
Eyes in the Sky - Birds of Prey   (Ends: 1/6/18) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Join Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s Eyes in the Sky (EITS) volunteers to meet live raptors like a Red Tailed Hawk, Western Screech Owl, or Peregrine Falcon. Unable to survive in the wild, these “Species Ambassadors” offer an in-depth and close-up look at local birds of prey. Included with admission. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.


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  (805) 682-4711 x 4711
 
 
LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore   (Ends: 4/30/17) 
 Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including Data, Worf and the Borg species. This Oscar and Emmy award-winner visually explodes the boundaries of the human form with designs for a diverse, multicultural, multispecies universe, providing an entertaining and meaningful exploration of the intricacies of human nature. C .....


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  (805) 893-7564
 




California Condors   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.


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  (805) 962-5339
 
Water Wise Home Garden   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.


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  (805) 682-4726
 
 
David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling   (Ends: 5/14/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
January 29 – May 14, 2017 ..... David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed picture book artists in the world. Winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for “Tuesday” in 1992, “The Three Pigs” in 2002, and “Flotsam” in 2007, Wiesner is only the second person in the history of the award to have received it three times. This exhibition of 90 objects is the first to contextualize Wiesner’s art through the inclusion of work by other artists by whom Wiesner was influenced, while also foregrounding the artist’s creative process. Of the earlier masters of wordless picture books, Wiesner has cited three in particular who held sway ove .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.   (Ends: 4/10/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. invite our members and guests to join us for the opening of Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S. Perfectly set amidst the beautiful Spanish architecture of Santa Barbara, this landmark exhibition offers a view of Spain's extensive contribution to configuring the territory, landscape and cities of the U.S.


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Christian Marclay: Telephones   (Ends: 4/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Ongoing ..... A landmark in the history of video art, Christian Marclay’s "Telephones" (1995) is an expertly edited sequence of black-and-white and color film clips featuring people using an assortment of telephones, all from the pre-smart phone era. "Telephones" offers an engaging yet complex experience: while we are all familiar with watching “the movies,” Marclay’s work blends unrelated but recognizable characters and stories into a continuous stream that upends our expectations of how stories are told and meanings are created. At times humorous, startling, tense and poignant, "Telephones" allows us to reflect .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
Judith Shea: Mid-Life Venus   (Ends: 4/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Ongoing ..... Inspired by an affirmation of the classical, employing the space that traditionally houses SBMA’s Wright Ludington/Lansdowne Collection of Greco-Roman antiquities (currently on view at the Getty Center), and extending the celebration of SBMA’s 75th anniversary, Judith Shea’s iconic "Mid-Life Venus" was recently installed in Ludington Court, where it will remain through winter. Shea's Venus is a direct reference to the famous ancient sculpture "Venus de Milo," the famous ancient Greek sculpture in the collection of the Louvre. Unlike the classical statue, this figure is depicted as a bit older than usual—a vic .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
Plants of California Photography Exhibition   (Ends: 4/7/17) 
 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to feature an exhibition of photographs by legendary botanist, inspirational teacher and mentor, Dr. John Robert “Bob” Haller (1930-2016) in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. ..... A gifted and prolific photographer who once studied under Ansel Adams in the 1950s, Haller received his Ph.D. in botany from UCLA and soon after joined the faculty of UC Santa Barbara where he inspiring generations of future botanists until his retirement in 1994. This exhibition incorporates 58 images used in his celebrated multimedia presentations from his undergraduate course, Plants of California (Botany .....


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  (805) 682-4726
 
 




Our Channel Islands: Photography by Ernest H. Brooks II   (Ends: 5/30/17) 
 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
We are honored to have Ernie Brooks presenting 20 of his beautiful photos, including 4 from Antarctica, and the equipment he used. His photography captures light and motion, while separating foreground and background with highlights and shadows. The reflective qualities of water are forever changing in his adaptive world of underwater photography. Exhibit runs through May, 2017


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  (805) 962-8404
 
 
Topiary Garden   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 Ganna Walska Lotusland
, Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
The topiary garden’s centerpiece is a working clock, 25 feet in diameter, that dates from 1955. Renovated in 1998, the clock face now features three different low-growing succulents and copper zodiac signs that were crafted to replicate earlier ones. The clock is bordered by a ring of chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae).


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  (805) 969-9990
 
 
Nihonmachi Revisited: Santa Barbara's Japanese American Community in Transition, 1900-1940   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Nihonmachi Revisited covers forty years of life in Santa Barbara’s Nihonmachi, or Japan Town, which was located on the Presidio site during the first half of the 20th century. The exhibit includes rarely seen historic photographs donated by local families, accounts of life in Nihonmachi from members of the community, and beautifully reconstructed Japanese ceramics excavated on site by SBTHP’s Archaeological Field School.


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  (805) 965-0093
 
Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin; Simone Forti; Yvonne Rainer in CA and NY 1955-1972   (Ends: 4/30/17) 
 Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin taught an experimental workshop attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer on her dance deck on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco. Within two years, Forti’s conceptually forceful dance constructions had premiered in Yoko Ono’s loft and Rainer had cofounded the ground-breaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies reunites Halprin, Forti, and Rainer for the first time in over fifty-five years. Dance was a fundamental part of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized vision for dance, music and the v .....


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  (805) 893-7564
 
2017 Artist-in-Residence: Bari Ziperstein   (Ends: 4/30/17) 
 Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Ceramicist and sculptor Bari Ziperstein has built an artistic practice at the crossroads of traditional craft, feminist critique, conceptual theory and historical research. For the past several years her work has examined conflicting images of the female form in contemporary society and, in so doing, she attempts to decode and unravel the various societal norms that both propel and restrain women’s progress.


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  (805) 893-7564
 
Design by Nature   (Ends: 5/7/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Significant milestones in the history of botanical illustration shed light on the evolution of scientific and artistic development.


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  (805) 682-4711
 
 
Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil   (Ends: 5/7/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
February 12 – May 7, 2017 ..... Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists. Stencil designs were not intended to be viewed as isolated compositions, but as repeated, rhythmic patterns on the fluid surface of cloth. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, the selected stencils were produced in the late Edo and Meiji periods (1850–1912) when the Japanese demand for new fashion stimulated an outpouring of patterns that has rarely been .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 




In the Saddle (Exhibition Opening)   (4/20/17 - 4/20/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Join the Museum to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, In The Saddle. RSVP required.


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  (805) 966-1601
 
Missions of Edwin Deakin   (5/4/17 - 5/4/17) 
 Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Join the Museum to celebrate the opening of Missions of Edwin Deakin. RSVP required.


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  (805) 966-1601
 
You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection   (5/28/17 - 8/27/17) 
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
May 28 – August 27, 2017 ..... "You Are Going On A Trip" brings together a selection of highlights from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and other countries around the world. Coinciding with the summer—a season typically designated for travel—the exhibition offers the viewer a metaphoric venture to various new destinations. Titled after an etching by Charles Garabedian that depicts the gentle hand of the artist touching the viewer's consci .....


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  (805) 963-4364
 
 
The Geology of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel & The Chumash Use of Asphaltum   (4/6/17 - 4/6/17) 
 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Exhibit Opening Reception

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 • 5:30 - 7 pm

Cost: Free to the Public

Please RSVP: Go to www.sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747

Sponsored by: George H. & Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation • June G. Outhwaite Charitable Trust • SOS California - Lad Handelman and Judy Rossiter • Wood-Claeyssens Foundation • John C. Woodward • ExxonMobil • Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas LLC • Hank and Mari Mitchel • Ken Vadnais • Venoco • Western States Petroleum Association • Chuck and Mary Wilson • .....


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  (805) 962-8404
 
 
Asphaltum: Chumash Super Glue   (4/13/17 - 4/13/17) 
 Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Lecture presented by Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie and Archaeologist John Foster

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California
When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 pm

Members only Reception • 6:15 – 6:45 pm

Cost: $5 (SBMM members), $15 (non-members)
Register: Go to www.sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747

Sponsored by: Silvio Di Loreto and Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture



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  (805) 962-8404
 
 
Simi Valley
Interactive! The Exhibition   (Ends: 4/16/17) 
 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
We are excited to announce Interactive! The Exhibition – How Pop Culture Reshapes Technology. Interactive! is a large-scale, hands-on examination of how popular culture in movies, books, TV, and the arts has influenced modern technology and changed the ways we live, work, move, connect and play. In addition to a wide variety of “hands-on” experiences, including Oculus Rift virtual reality, interactive robots, the driverless car, multiple gaming stations, remote control drones, 3D printing stations and more, Reagan Library visitors will also get up close to some of science fiction’s most iconic characters, including a roving, interactive R2D2 .....


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  (805) 522-2977
 
 
Air Force One   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Ronald Reagan accomplished many great things while in office - and he did so far outside the Oval Office. President Reagan’s vision of face–to–face diplomacy was paramount in his achievements in promoting peace and democracy around the globe. When you visit the Reagan Library, you will step aboard this same Air Force One that flew President Reagan over 660,000 miles – to 26 foreign countries and 46 U.S. states – and you will learn how he changed the face of global diplomacy. Tickets may be purchased in advance to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Click here to learn more.


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  (805) 522-2977
 
 




Solvang
Landscapes from the Permanent Collection   (Ends: 9/30/17) 
 Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature has a small and diverse permanent art collection. The works in this exhibition are the majority of our painting collection with a few of our special prints included. Almost all of the works were received as gifts, for which we are very grateful. Works date from as early as 1918 to the 2010s and represent sweeping vistas like Henry Breuer’s large panoramic painting to more intimate moments, like Ray Strong’s small canvas of a flowering plum tree.


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  (805) 688-1082
 
 
Thousand Oaks
Mass Appeal: The Art of Corita Kent   (Ends: 4/3/17)
 California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, 1948 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

One of America’s icons, Sister Mary Corita became known as the rebel nun in the tumultuous 1960s. Kent was recognized for her inventive use of graphic type and vibrant color in communicating messages. Like Pop giant Andy Warhol, she borrowed from .....


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  (805) 405-5240
Ventura
Masterworks from the Museum's Collection   (Ends: 3/31/17) 
 Museum of Ventura Country
, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
We are especially excited to share more of our storied collection with the public. As you probably know, our collection of fine art and artifacts, numbering over 30,000 objects, was started by Dr. Cephas Bard in 1913. Like many museums, we are only able to display a small percentage of our collection at one time. However, we want to show as many of our objects -- that tell the important stories of Ventura County -- as possible. The Museum of Ventura County serves, educates and represents everyone in the County. We hope that you will learn something when you come here, and especially, that your experiences and your identity are reflected here. .....


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  (805) 653-0323
 
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