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
Exhibits, opening receptions, and gallery talks and lectures are FREE.
Pop! Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Tuesday, September 4 – Sat, October 13
Come see an exciting exhibition of culturally important Pop artwork from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. The Pop Art movement transformed imagery from mass media, comic books, and popular culture into iconic visual expressions. Also included are contemporary artists who have elaborated on the traditions established by the Pop artists, as this exhibition merges art that reflects and comments on popular culture from the 1960s until the present. This exhibition is paired with a concurrent Pop exhibition at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art on Pepperdine University's Malibu Campus. Barrett Gallery reception on Saturday, September 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pepperdine Weisman Museum reception on Sunday, September 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
James Griffith: "Relative" The Tar Paintings of James Griffith
Tuesday, October 30 – Sat, December 8
From its evolutionary origins to the contemporary ecological crisis, Nature inspires James Griffith's paintings. Over the last decade, he has made detailed paintings of animals with tar collected from the La Brea Tar Pits. By substituting tar for paint, his depictions of living animals suggests the transformative cycles of evolution and extinction. Gallery reception on Saturday, November 3, 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 14 & 15 | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center
Les Christensen, 2000
Why Should I Walk if I Have Wings to Fly
Courtesy Les Christensen
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 further information, please call
(310) 434-4306, or visit the
Emeritus website. Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.
Earleen Ahrens & John Tillman
Thursday, September 27 – Wed, November 7
Don't miss this exhibition juxtaposing Emeritus student Earleen Ahrens' eclectic mixed media sculpture, jewelry, and painting, with Emeritus student John Tillman's rhythmic black-and-white photographs.
Opening reception on Thursday, September 27, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Ongoing Moment: Literature and Art from Emeritus
Thursday, November 15 – Wed, January 16
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 15, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 24 – Wed, March 6
Take a look at an outstanding exhibition of new photographs and digital renderings created by Emeritus photo faculty member Kenneth Buckner.
Opening reception on Thursday, January 24, 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 and up-to-date information, please call (310) 434-4289, or visit the
Photo Department website. Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.
Additional exhibits are planned. Please call
(310) 434-4289 for up-to-date information.