Museum of Contemporary Arts Santa Barbara update for Jan 2 — Happy New Year from all of us at MCASB!

January 2, 2019
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Happy New Year from all of us at MCASB! We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead, beginning with the opening of our upcoming February exhibition featuring Lara Favaretto.

Thank you to everyone who purchased items from the MCASB shop over the last two months and helped contribute to the American Red Cross California wildfire relief efforts. While MCASB’s drive has ended, you can still make a donation online here or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

We’d also like to express our gratitude to all who contributed to MCASB’s Year End Appeal.

We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in 2019!

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art
On view November 11, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art, a series of light-boxes and video animations by Oakland, California-based artist Kota Ezawa that chronicles some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images paying homage to the 13 artworks—including those by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer—stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

In the absence of the original works, viewers must rely solely on reproductions of the lost Stewart Gardner paintings. Whether printed in a textbook, projected in a lecture hall, or gathered from Google image search results, artwork reproductions are ubiquitous. In this way, Ezawa asks: what does it mean to be original? More »

Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask the Dust 
On view November 11, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Bloom Projects: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Ask the Dust. This exhibition marks Beatriz Olabarrieta’s first institutional show in the United States. Olabarrieta will present a new commissioned installation revolving around a film work, exploring her ongoing interest in writing, drawing, and collaboration with other artists, musicians, and writers as devices to generate performative spaces or situations. The exhibition will be accompanied by a commissioned text by Bianca Stoppani. More »

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