Barrett Art Gallery

SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th St., Santa Monica). For information and gallery hours, please call (310) 434-3434 or (310) 434-8204, or visit our smc.edu/Barrett. Exhibits, opening receptions, and gallery talks and lectures are FREE.

Exhibits, opening receptions, and gallery talks and lectures are FREE.

Contemporary Art from The Frederick R. Weisman Art FoundationMade in California: Contemporary Art from The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Tuesday, August 27 – Friday, December 6

Come see an exhibition of significant West Coast works created by a variety of California artists. The exhibit, curated by Foundation Director Billie Milam Weisman, presents a selection of contemporary art produced in the Golden State from the 1950s to the present. Gallery reception on Saturday, September 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Holiday Student Art Sale

Here’s your once-a-year chance to buy some truly unique works of art — prints, ceramics, jewelry, and more created by SMC art students — to keep for yourself or to give as gifts this holiday season.

Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14 | 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 | 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Barrett Art Gallery at SMC Performing Arts Center


Emeritus Art Gallery

The Emeritus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Emeritus Campus, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica (parking available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2). Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call (310) 434-4306, or visit the Emeritus website. Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.

John Alcantara, Anne Axelrad, and Mercedes Garcia

Thursday, July 25 – Wednesday, September 18

Come see the works of three outstanding Emeritus student painters brought together through a common interest in Surrealist painting and expressive mark-making. Opening reception on Thursday, July 25, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Teresa Amanfu, Janice Hanks, and June Yamada

Thursday, September 26 – Wednesday, November 6

Experience an arrangement of works by three of the most masterful figurative painters Emeritus has to offer, aesthetically linked through painterly brushwork and a proclivity for sophisticated layering techniques Opening reception on Thursday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


The Ongoing MomentThe Ongoing Moment Literature and Art from Emeritus

Thursday, November 14 – Wednesday, January 15

Come enjoy the results of collaborative original art and writing created by students in Monona Wali’s memoir class and Catherine Tirr’s watercolors studio class. Opening reception and author readings on Thursday, November 14, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


SMC Photo Gallery

The SMC Photo Gallery is located on SMC's main campus, on the 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, opposite the elevators. For hours, information, and additional exhibitions, please call (310) 434-4289. Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.