First Thursdays at the Museum

5-8pm on February 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

First Thursday

February 5, 5-8pm

Join us for music and wine in our lovely galleries as you explore Santa Barbara's distinct style with our latest exhibition, dedicated to renowned architect Lutah Maria Riggs (collaboration with the Lutah Maria Riggs Society and Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara). Plus, enjoy an enchanting model train display depicting Santa Barbara's downtown depot (1940s) that will delight all ages. No reservation needed.

History Happy Hour

March 5, 5:30 pm

At Jamie Sloan Winery (El Paseo)
Join "Urban Hikers" Stacey Wright & Peter Hartmann for a talk about exploring your neighborhood's history and embracing the rich heritage (and quirky details!) of your community. No reservation needed, no host bar. Special thanks to the Santa Barbara Arts Commission.

Lutah Panel

March (date TBD)

A panel of experts and individuals who worked with Lutah Maria Riggs will discuss her life and style, moderated by Erin Graffy.

Lecture - SB Women In Architecture

March 19, 5:30 pm

In honor of Women's History Month and the current exhibition, architecturalhistorian Rose Thomas explores the work of Julia Morgan, Lutah Maria Riggs, Mary Osborne Craig, Harriet Moody, and Anna Louise Murphy Vhay who designed buildings that exemplify Santa Barbara's unique style.

Cellar Series - Lost Beers of CA

March 26, 5:30 pm

Craft beer expert Zach Rosen leads our guests through a lively tasting and history of "lost" styles of California beer.

Walking Tour- George Washington Smith & Lutah Maria Riggs

March 28, 9:30 am

Beginning at the Museum stroll the streets of downtown with architectural historian Rose Thomas to discover the work of two architects whose legacy continues with our own Santa Barbara Style.

Lecture - Meridian Studios

April 9, 5:30 pm

Historian Hattie Beresford will give a presentation about the lovely MeridianStudios, from the building's history and the intriguing artists who've created work there.

Lecture - SB Earthquake

May 28, 5:30 pm

Neal Graffy will illuminate the Museum's Earthquake! exhibit and introduce his latest book about the 1925 quake that changed our city (and style!) forever.

Lecture - Ray Strong

June 11, 5:30 pm (tentative date)

To complement our collaborative exhibition, our members will enjoy apresentation about legendary local artist Ray Strong.

La Fiesta del Museo

Save the date - July 18

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