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Thanks to the generosity of our Members, SBMA keeps a world of artistic achievement alive in Santa Barbara and beyond. From our permanent collection of more than 27,000 exceptional works of art, to our special exhibitions that inspire and delight, to our lively—and often life-changing—art education and outreach programs, the Museum’s mission is to integrate art into people’s lives. It is our Members who make this mission possible.


Join today at one of the following levels and enjoy these benefits:

General Member - $60
  • Unlimited free admission per Member household**
  • One year's subscription to our newly-expanded quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to Members-only exhibition previews
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • 10% discount on dining in the Museum Café
  • Discounts on SBMA's ArtVenture camps and workshops
  • Free or reduced admission to films, lectures, gallery tours, concerts and other events
  • A variety of travel opportunities each year focus on art, architecture, and gardens, often including private visits, along with guest lecturers and expert guides
  • Check-out privileges at the Museum's Constance and George Fearing Art Library
  • New Members welcome reception
  • Eligibility to join smART Families

    Senior - $45
    This special rate affords all the benefits of General membership to Seniors 65 and over

    Student - $25
    This special individual rate affords all the benefits of General membership on presentation of valid school i.d. (limit one Member only).
Associate Patron - $125
All the benefits of General membership, plus
  • Two Museum guest passes*
  • Receive free reciprocal admission to over 575 art museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) and Western Museum Group (WMG)
Gallery Patron - $250
All the benefits of Associate Patron membership, plus
  • Four Museum guest passes*
  • Invitations to Morning Viewing Hours and Preview Days
Collectors' Patron - $500
All the benefits of Gallery Patron membership, plus
  • Six Museum guest passes*
  • Free copies of Museum-published catalogues
Curators' Patron - $750
All the benefits of Collectors' Patron membership, plus
  • Eight Museum guest passes*
  • Priority seating at quarterly Curators' Choice Lecture Series and invitations to private reception following the lectures
  • 50% off purchases of Associate Patron gift membership
Director's Patron - $1,500
All the benefits of Curators' Patron membership, plus
  • Ten Museum guest passes*
  • Invitations to Director's Patron events
  • Personal liaison for individualized attention

    Director's Patrons are among the most important supporters of SBMA. They receive all General and Patron level benefits, and special invitations to the Director's Dialogues, to a special annual reception at the Museum Director's residence, and other special events hosted by the Director and the Board of Trustees.
Benefactors Circle - $3,000
All the benefits of Director's Patron membership, plus
  • Unlimited Museum guest passes*
  • An exclusive series of lectures, activities and events at the Museum and in private homes
  • Complimentary Museum-published catalogues may be sent as a gift
  • Complimentary Gallery Patron membership to be given as a gift

    The Benefactors Circle is the highest level of SBMA membership. These Members play a significant role in supporting the Museum, and in return receive invitations to myriad special events each year, including guest lectures, curator-led trips, and a variety of events held in our galleries and in private homes.

    For details, contact the Benefactors Circle office at 805.884.6428.


*Please call the Museum Membership Office (805.884.6490) to redeem your free passes, or for any other membership information or assistance.
**A household includes two adults and any minor children under their charge.


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