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Photo & Art Galleries


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 gallery website.

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


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.

Fri & Sat, December 9 & 10 | 10am-9pm

Sun, December 11 | 12pm-6pm

Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center


An Invitation to Rome

Tue, January 10 – Sat, January 28

This exciting exhibition—curated by Marc Trujillo and featuring the works of Brian Booth Craig, Sean Cheetham, Hollis Dunlap, David Simon, and Marc Trujillo—represents several Rome Art Workshops participants with works created on site in Rome and drawn from the figure in the studio. The show is literally your invitation to come and join the artists next summer in Rome. Gallery talk by artists Brian Booth Craig, Sean Cheetham, Hollis Dunlap, David Simon, and Marc Trujillo on Saturday, January 14, at 5 p.m. Gallery reception on Saturday, January 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Emeritus College Student Art Exhibition 

Emeritus College Art Gallery

The Emeritus College Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica (parking available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2). For information and gallery hours, please call (310) 434-4306, or visit the Emeritus College website.

Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.

Cheri Dickinson, Lorraine Ginsburg, Starrie Ming

Thu, September 22 – Wed, November 2

Join us for a three-artist exhibition of incredibly tight and skillful paintings with stylistic inspirations ranging from photorealism to graphic design to op-art. Opening reception on Thursday, September 22, 
from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


The Ongoing Moment Literature and Art from Emeritus College

Thu, November 10 – Wed, January 11

Come enjoy the results of the fourth year 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 10, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Cheryl Walker Exhibition

Thu, January 19 – Wed, March 1

Come enjoy the visually rich creations of Emeritus College faculty member Cheryl Walker. Opening reception on Thursday, January 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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 Gallery website.

Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.

SMC Photography Department