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Going Global : Abstract Art at Mid-Century at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

“Going Global: Abstract Art at Mid-Century” at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art dives into abstraction’s universality through over 35 works from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition runs the gamut of mediums, from painting and sculpture to photography and lithography, and artist-invented mediums, including forms of kinetic art that appear to change as the spectator moves, showing just how far abstraction has reached.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 352, 1967 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Gift of the ARCO Collection, 1995.53.5 © Carlos Cruz-Diez / Bridgeman Images, 2022

Curated by SBMA Curator of Contemporary Art James Glisson with a decisively international spectrum, “Going Global” features work by artists born in Argentina, Colombia, Germany, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.

“Going Global: Abstract Art at Mid-Century” will be on view until September 25, 2022.


"Going Global: Abstract Art at Mid-Century" Exhibition


On view from June 21 to September 25, 2022


Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street

Santa Barbara, California

United States


For more information on the show, visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s website


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