The interview addressed recent efforts by the British Museum and other Western museums to forge deals to return looted African artworks to Africa.

"Reform and Reformation at the Museum: New Approaches to Luther 2017," will examine how several large exhibitions throughout Germany interpret the Reformation.

Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography offers an intensive introduction to reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts.

Upcoming Events

The curators, the department, and the museum invite everyone to celebrate the opening of Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara.

  1. September 27, 2017 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm

Meet representatives from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, the University of California Washington Program (UCDC), and UCSB's Education Abroad Program.

Arts 1332

  1. October 3, 2017 -
    4:15pm to 5:15pm

Three Chumash artists discuss past and present cultural production in conjunction with the exhibition, Sacred Art in the Age of Contact.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De la Guerra

  1. October 22, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

Dr. Kellie Jones (Columbia University) will present a lecture based on her new book.

Art, Design & Architecture Museum

  1. October 26, 2017 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm


Rembrandt van Rijn, “Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,” 1648, etching, engraving, and drypoint (image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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