Impressions in Ink: Etchings from the Collection

Mission Santa Barbara, Henry Chapman Ford
Exhibit Opening March 20, 2014 (through October 2014)

Image: Mission Santa Barbara, Henry Chapman Ford (1828-1894)

The exhibition will feature prints by local Santa Barbara artists Henry Chapman Ford (1828 1894), Marian Hebert (1899 1960), Carl Oscar Borg (1879 1947), and Reginald Vaughan (1870 1958). From the California Missions to local and desert landscapes, the collection will present a narrative focus on a history of the artists and their subjects, along with etching as a medium in printmaking.

Impressions In Ink - Presentation & Artist Reception

Reception and Presentation
April 24 at 5:30 p.m.
$20 Members/ $30 Guests

Presentation Only
April 25 at 11 a.m.
$10 Members/ $20 Guests

Bob Coronato

We invite you to explore our current exhibition, Impressions In Ink, with a lecture and etching demonstration by Western artist Bob Coronato. Featuring prints by Santa Barbara artists Henry Chapman Ford (1828 - 1894), Edward Borein (1872 - 1945), Carl Oscar Borg (1879 - 1947), and Reginald Vaughan (1870 - 1958), the exhibition presents a variety of subject matter, from the California Missions to local scenes, seascapes, and desert landscapes.

About the Speaker:
The New York Post referred to Bob Coronato as the "unofficial Leonardo Da Vinci of ranching life and an astute observer of the culture." His work has been shown at the Masters of the American West at the Autry Center, the High Plains Museum, and the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction. He has been featured in many publications, including American Cowboy and Southwest Art. He is a graduate of the Otis Institute of Design.

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First Thursday - "Lutah"

May 1, 5-8 p.m.


Enjoy a sneak peek of Lutah: A Passion For Architecture, A Life In Design, which was launched into the headlines during the Film Festival. The film, presented by the Lutah Maria Riggs Society and directed by award-winning Kum-Kum Bhavnani, explores the life of a little known architect during the early 20th century in Santa Barbara.

While you are here visit the Museum's latest exhibition, Impressions in Ink-Etchings From The Collection, which showcases prints by Santa Barbara artists: Henry Chapman Ford, Carl Oscar Borg, Reginald Vaughan, and Edward Borein.

Wine-tasting provided by Lieff Wines. Always family-friendly

Huguette Clark- Her Life, Art & Legacy

Friday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Members $10/ Guests $15. Reservations required.

Huguette Clark

Join us for an encore lecture and update on the developing story of late local heiress and artist Huguette M. Clark. Bill Dedman, Pulitzer-prize winner and author of Empty Mansions- The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, will reveal new details of her life, her art and instrument collection, and the future of her beloved Santa Barbara estate "Bellosguardo." The book, named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by The New York Times, was recently optioned by a Hollywood filmmaker. It explores the fascinating life and generosity of a true eccentric, a last jewel of the Gilded Age, who lived life on her own terms. Lecture generously sponsored by Eleanor Van Cott

Image - Self-portrait, circa 1920. Paintings made by the shy artist will not be sold at the upcoming Christies auction, but will go to the new Bellosguardo Foundation for the arts. Courtesy Estate of Huguette M. Clark from Empty Mansions.

Keepers of the Light- History of the Point Conception Lighthouse

Weds, May 21 at 11am
Members are complimentary/ $10 Guests. Reservations required.

Point Conception lighthouse

In 1850, Congress approved the building of 8 lighthouses along the Pacific Coast. Point Conception was the most shipwreck-prone place on the coast, called the "Cape Horn of the Pacific" and the "Graveyard of Ships." Mariners racing to San Francisco and the gold fields of the Sierra Nevada demanded a lighthouse on the Point.

Keepers of the Light chronicles its story from its building in the early 1850s until the decommissioning of its gigantic first order Fresnel Lens by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1973.

With historical records and interviews, focuses a steady beam of history on the people who made this remote site a bustling village and beacon of safety for mariners approaching the coast.Lecture generously sponsored by John Woodward

About the speaker:
Willard Thompson is an award-winning writer, lecturer and historian. His extensive works have included historical fiction novels and historical journals including a Noticias. Thompson is currently president of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.