The Museum of Art

Santa Barbara is not Los Angeles or New York, but we've got our own Museum of Art! Some of the works are 1500 years old or even older. The pieces are a mixture of roman sculptures, oil paintings (mainly realism and upcoming impressionism) and modern art, e.g. some weird "images" of geometric circuits which are supposed to represent our modern electronic age. They're really colorful and parts of it are made of small latex beads.

The Museum of Art in Santa Barbara.

I got free admission and a free, short and highly interesting tour where we learned that the transition from wood to canvas for painting was a revolution - it was a lot cheaper and easier to handle. Also, a US-American invented the oil paint tubes, another milestone. Otherwise, the paints always had to be freshly mixed before painting!