The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara sponsors diverse programs to support its current exhibitions and permanent collections, including related lectures.

We look forward to your participation at an upcoming event! 


OPEN Thursday evenings til 8pm! 

  1. new hours

Prof. Volker Welter, History of Art and Architecture, will talk about Walter S. White's architectural experiments in California and Colorado. 

  1. October 8, 2015 - 5:30pm
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James Timberlake, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C  

James Timberlake is designing the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency as well as the new San Joaquin Dining Commons, currently under construction. 

His firm, KieranTimberlake, has won numerous green energy awards, the 2008 AIA National Firm Award and the 2010 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. 

Architecture and Design Collection Lecture Series - Cosponsored by the AIA/SB

  1. October 15, 2015 - 5:30pm
  1. lecture/reception

Retired lawyer and long-time collector, Terry Bridges, will discuss his art collections and their development over the past thirty years.  Bridges and his wife Sharon recently dispersed works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger and Marc Chagall, among many others, to the Norton Simon Museum and the AD&A Museum.  This informal talk will encourage questions and comments throughout. 

  1. October 22, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Join us for a night of sketching from a live model wearing festive costumes for Halloween!  Artist and SBCC Center of Lifelong Learning instructor, Colin Gray (MFA 1983 Art) will give a demonstration and share a range of figure drawing techniques.  No experience necessary.  Paper and pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbook or drawing board. 


  1. October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Join Curators Jocelyn Gibbs and Elyse A. Gonzales to learn more about the Museum's most recent acquisitions in architecture, design, and art.  This informal walkthrough will allow museum visitors to learn about how the Museum builds its collections. 

  1. November 5, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Chava Danielson, AIA and Eric Haas, AIA, LEED AP BD+C DSH//Architecture are Los Angeles-based architects.  Their rehabilitation and restoration of R.M. Schindler's Bubeshko Apartments in Los Angeles won multiple awards.  One of the firm's most recent projects is their stunning retrofit of Welton Beckett's elegant 1957 New York Life Insurance Headquarters Building in Los Angeles for the Larchmont Charter School.

Architecture and Design Collection Lecture Series - Cosponsored by the AIA/SB. 

  1. November 12, 2015 - 5:30pm
  1. lecture/reception

Stop by after work for a glass of wine and a concert by accomplished student musicians playing works in the Museum galleries. 

  1. November 18, 2015 - 5:30pm
  1. Music/Arts