Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Jun

  • Third Thursday Studio | Mini Movies

    Join filmmaker Ted Mills as he leads you through a mini filmmaking workshop! Create visual poetry, video haikus, and miniatures of light, color, and sound. All you need is a smartphone and a video editing app like iMovie.

    Thu, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Third Thursday Studio | Mini Movies
  • Screening | Twenty Cigarettes

    Improvising on the canon of Andy Warhol’s screen tests, James Benning invited twenty friends to be recorded individually by his camera.

    Sun, June 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Screening | Twenty Cigarettes
  • Community Screening | READERS

    In his film READERS, James Benning confronts viewers with four long takes of four individuals silently reading a book of their selection for nearly thirty minutes each. Each reader is caught in a moment of solitude as the artist allows the viewer to embody the sensation of the state one occupies while getting lost in the act of reading.

    Sun, June 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Faulkner Gallery | Santa Barbara Public Library

    Community Screening | READERS
  • In Conversation | Exhibition Makers

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to make an exhibition? Performance artist Shana Moulton, Assistant Professor (Video, Performance, Installation), UCSB; Dick Hebdige, Professor of Art and Media Studies, UCSB; Charles Wylie, Curator of Photography and New Media, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director, Chief Curator, & CEO of MCASB share insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes of exhibitions in this panel presentation.

    Wed, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    In Conversation | Exhibition Makers
  • Screening | Twenty Cigarettes with an Introduction by Dick Hebdige

    Dick Hebdige, Professor of Theory and Criticism, Interdisciplinary/Experimental Studies, UCSB, featured in Twenty Cigarettes and READERS will introduce the film work of James Benning in this exclusive screening.

    Thu, June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Screening | Twenty Cigarettes with an Introduction by Dick Hebdige
  • Screening | READERS

    In his film READERS, James Benning confronts viewers with four long takes of four individuals silently reading a book of their selection for nearly thirty minutes each. Each reader is caught in a moment of solitude as the artist allows the viewer to embody the sensation of the state one occupies while getting lost in the act of reading.

    Sun, June 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Screening | READERS

Jul

  • Screening | Twenty Cigarettes

    Improvising on the canon of Andy Warhol’s screen tests, James Benning invited twenty friends to be recorded individually by his camera.

    Sun, July 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Screening | Twenty Cigarettes
  • Contemporary Art UNLOCKED

    How do you “read” art? Learn to look closely and brush up on your visual literacy skills in our monthly one-hour art appreciation meetup. Join a museum professional for an informal conversation about the current exhibition and leave equipped with a tool set to unlock the mysteries of contemporary art.

    Thu, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Contemporary Art UNLOCKED
  • Last Look Walkthrough | Abaseh Mirvali and Special Guest

    Reflect upon James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America) in its final hours over a glass of wine. Enjoy refreshments on the terrace before an exclusive walkthrough of the exhibition with Abaseh Mirvali, Executive Director, Chief Curator, & CEO of MCASB, and a special guest.

    Sun, July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

    Last Look Walkthrough | Abaseh Mirvali and Special Guest

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