Posted on June 12, 2021
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Rendering of Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s renovated Ludington Court by Kupiec Architects PC. (Courtesy SBMA)
Following a six-year, $50 million renovation, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) on Aug. 15 will host the grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries.
Marking the museum’s 80th anniversary this year, the renovation of SBMA’s original 1912 building improves the gallery’s exhibition space, making it possible to show more of the 27,000-object permanent collection.
The renovation will also enhance visitor experience through improved flow through the museum; newly created galleries dedicated to contemporary