Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art opened to the public in 1941. The building was at one time the Old Santa Barbara Post Office. Chicago architect David Adler simplified the building’s facade and created the Museum’s galleries. Over its history the Museum has expanded with the addition of the Stanley R. McCormick Gallery in 1942 and the Sterling and Preston Morton Galleries in 1963. More significant expansions came when the Alice Keck Park Wing opened to the public in 1985 and the Jean and Austin H. Peck, Jr. Wing in 1998. The Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House was established in 1991. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art features a strong standing collection as well as various seasonal and specialty traveling exhibitions. Viewers of this video might also enjoy the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.