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Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara's History Through its Public Art
(by Erin Graffy)
Book lecture and signing
July 23, 11:00 am
In celebration of our latest exhibition, Project Fiesta! Experience the pageantry, fashion and traditions of Santa Barbara's most cherished cultural festival.
Erin Graffy de Garcia, Guest Curator, uncovers the history behind Old Spanish Days Fiesta in a lecture based on her newest book, Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara's History Through its Public Art. She provides fascinating details and lavish illustration to highlight this exceptional Rancho era - one of the largest non-nomadic pastoral societies in history.
This Spanish Arcadia of early California was distinguished by
expert horsemen, extraordinary
hospitality, exuberant living, and an exhilarating love of dance.