Join Our Support Groups

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art's eight Support Groups offer Members the opportunity to explore personal areas of interest, and to assist the Museum in its mission of integrating art into the lives of people by helping to fund SBMA education programs and exhibitions.

The Support Groups offer exclusive benefits including conversations with SBMA curators, artists and scholars, behind-the-scenes gallery tours, art projects, visits to galleries and collectors' homes, and customized travel opportunities. Programming complements the Museum's schedule of exhibitions, the collection, and ongoing education activities.

An active SBMA Museum membership is a prerequisite for joining any Support Group. Please see the individual listings below for further details.

 

Curatorial Support Groups

 

The Dead Artists Society focuses on the areas of 19th and early 20th century American and European art.


(Available only for current Museum Members
or with purchase of membership.)
 
 
 

This newest support group for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is dedicated to interactive events related to Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Eik Kahng’s areas of specialization (primarily 18th, 19th, and early 20th-century European and American art).

 

Friends of Asian Art fosters a community interested in the diverse culture and arts of Asia.


(Available only for current Museum Members
or with purchase of membership.)
 

PhotoFutures Members enjoy access to photography experts and public and private collections.


(Available only for current Museum Members
or with purchase of membership.)
 

The Museum Contemporaries supports the Museum's contemporary art programs.


(Available only for current Museum Members
or with purchase of membership.)
 

 

 

Museum Support Groups

 

The SBMA Women's Board organizes and sponsors fundraising events and promotes community awareness of SBMA.

Please visit sbmawb.org for more information about how to join.

 

The Museum Collectors Council provides access to the world of collecting with tours of local private collections.


(Available only for current Museum Members at the Gallery Patron
level or higher, or with purchase of membership at this level.)
 

smART Families is a group of families dedicated to educating their children in the visual arts and supporting SBMA's art education outreach activities.


(Available only for current Museum Members at the General
level or higher, or with purchase of membership at this level.)
 
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