The Santa Barbara Museum of Art reopens after a six-year, $50 million renovation

Just in time for its 80th anniversary, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) celebrated its grand reopening on August 15 after a dramatic, six-years-in-the-making revamp headed by New York City-founded, Santa Barbara-based Kupiec Architects.

Some sections of the museum, which is situated in a historic 1912 Italianate building at La Arcada Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara that previously housed the city’s main post office, remained open and accessible to the public during the exhaustive $50 million renovation process (apart from its temporary, months-long closure during the pandemic). However, this week marks the first time that visitors to the storied cultural institution on California’s Central Coast will be able

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