Fine Arts Collections

The Fine Arts Collections of the Art, Design & Architecture Museum present visitors with the opportunity to participate in the history of art, design and architecture through direct and close interaction with paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and objects which range from major works by renowned masters to provocative pieces by leading contemporary artists. As a teaching museum, the AD&A Museum strives for on-going and vigorous use of its collections in order to facilitate exploration of the visual arts by those both in and outside the University of California, Santa Barbara community. Rotating selections from the AD&A Museum’s permanent collection may be viewed at the museum or in one of our satellite spaces. The AD&A Museum welcomes the opportunity to loan objects from its collection to fellow institutions and encourages visitors to view works of interest from the Fine Arts Collections by appointment.  Please call the AD&A Museum at (805) 893-2951 or contact curator Elyse Gonzales for more information.