Recent Exhibitions Underwritten by the Women’s Board:
|Out of Storage and Into the Light: Sculptures That Tell Stories
March 10 – August 18, 2019
TITLE: Augusto Escobedo, Dancing Figures, ca. 1953 – 1973. Aluminum. SBMA, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lewin.
|Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection
January 28 – April 22, 2018
TITLE: Construct PC-VI (detail) CREDIT: Barbara Kasten, 1982. Polacolor print. SBMA, Gift of Arthur and Yolanda Steinman. Courtesy of the artist.
|Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
September 17 – December 31, 2017
TITLE: Any Moment Now (detail) CREDIT: Installation view, Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2017
|David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling
January 29 – May 14, 2017
TITLE: Mr. Wuffles! (detail) CREDIT: David Wiesner, Watercolor and India ink on paper, 9×11 in., 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
|Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent
TITLE: The Gods Appeal to the Great Devi for Help (detail) CREDIT: Himachal Pradesh, Folio from a Devi Mahatmya series with Sanskrit text in Devanagari script on reverse. India, Kangra, early 19th century. Color and gold on paper.
|Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come
László Moholy-Nagy (or Ladislaus), CH Space 6 (detail), 1941, Oil on canvas, 119 x 119 cm, Estate of László Moholy-Nagy
Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
image credit: Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant), The Annunciation, c. 1490-95. Glasgow Museums, Archibald McLellan Collection, purchased 1856 (174).
|Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
Oct. 2013-Jan. 2014
image credit: Eugene Delacroix, The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius, n.d. Oil on canvas. The van Asch van Wyck Trust
John Divola: As Far As I Could Get
Image credit: John Divola, From, Dogs Chasing my Car in the Desert, D24 Run Sequence, 1996–2001. Inkjet print. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum purchase.
Labour and Wait
Image Credit: Josiah McElheny, Crystalline Landscape After Hablik and Luckhardt III, 2011. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds provided by the SBMA Visionaries and the Ludington Fund.
More Exhibitions Supported by the Women’s Board:
The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China (Oct. 2012- Jan. 2013)
Nine sculptures by Martin Kersels incorporating found objects and shapes, some of which are illuminated, that hang from the ceiling and are individually titled Little, Little Boy; Green Dog; Black Cloud; White House; and five Silver Clouds. SBMA commission with funds provided by The Museum Contemporaries. Additional support for the installation and education programs provided by the Women’s Board.
Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–12 (Sept. 2011- Jan. 2012)
Delacroix to Monet: Masterpieces of 19th-Century Painting from the Walters Art Museum (2010)
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child and Other Astonishing Works (2009)
Garbo’s Garbos (2005)
Art of the Americas: Latin America and the United States, 1800 to Now! (2004)
Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso (2003)
Edward Hopper and Urban Realism (2002)
Every Picture a Story: American Illustration from the Collection of the Delaware Art Museum (2001)