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Hurray to Pope Francis and MOCA Trustees

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you, my friends. May I ask what is on your list of New Years' resolutions? Oh, never mind your waistline. ...

In Santa Barbara: A Masterfully Presented Delacroix Exhibition

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is currently presenting Delacroix and the Matter of Finish featuring 27 paintings and 18 works on paper: it is the first exhibition of works by Eugène Delacroix in the U.S. in over a decade.

Possible 19th Century Masterpiece Found Hiding In Santa Barbara

Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts

Santa Barbara -- the land of bikini-clad college students, beachside Mexican food, and, apparently, hidden French Romantic masterpieces. According...

Escape to Santa Barbara, Malibu, and Oxnard

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What would you say about a person who--in the matter of a few hours--would zoom in and out of three cities? In my case, Malibu, Oxnard and Santa Barbara... The only excuse for such a mad dash, of course, is the promise of a good exhibition further down the road.

Magnificent Seven From the Year 2011

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Style
Edward Goldman

I thought it might be a good idea to finish the year by talking about the most memorable, adventurous exhibitions in Los Angeles' museums and galleries over that last year.

Cubism On The iPad

John Seed | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
John Seed

Pablo Picasso once told art historian Roland Penrose that Cubism was "full of deception" so that it would keep people looking and guessing and looking again. Apparently his tricks worked -- Cubism is more than 100 years old and we are still confounded -- but at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art recent technology is enabling museum-goers look at Cubist works with astonishing acuity.

With Art, There's No Rest for the Wicked

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When Russians try to talk sense into an impatient, restless person, they say, "For heaven's sakes, slow down! It seems like you are sitting on a nail!" I wonder if that describes the art itch that propelled me to dash all over SoCal.

Surface Truths -- Abstract Painting in the Sixties: This Artweek.LA (March 21-27)

Bill Bush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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PHOTOS: Exhibition Spotlight: The Elusive Creativity Of Charles Garabedian

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Charles Garabedian WHAT: Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective WHEN: January 22 - April 17, 2011 WHERE: Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130...