Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Museum is free to all on Sundays. Free on-site parking is available.
The Cafe is open Wednesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Wild West to Gilded Age: American Treasures from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Fifth Third Gallery
On view through May 24, 2015
Featuring some of the California museum’s most beautiful gems, this exhibition offers a compelling overview of the most significant themes in 19th- and 20th-century American art.
Book Talk: Train Dreams
Friday, February 27, 2:30 p.m.
We are delighted to partner with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for a read-along related to Wild West to Gilded Age. David Siders, popular library manager, and Stephanie Cooper, fiction librarian, will discuss Train Dreams by Denis Johnson. This evocative novella is suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West and captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.
The Romance of the West
Saturday, February 21, 1:30 p.m.
Rescheduled due to weather: Saturday, February 28, 2:30 p.m.
Artists like Frederic Remington, Albert Bierstadt, and Henry F. Farny captivated the American imagination with their portrayals of the West. Art historian Karla Huebner will take a closer look at the fantasy versus reality of this fascinating period.