Art, Design, and Architecture Museum, UCSB

Art, Design, and Architecture Museum, UCSB

About the Museum


The AD&A Museum was built under the premise that art can transform individuals and communities and the mission to stimulate research, support artistic practice, and generate original programming through the Art, Design & Architecture Museum’s collections. Through rotating installations of its permanent collections along with special exhibitions and programs, the AD&A Museum is both a teaching museum, committed to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy in support of the University’s goals of education, research, and service, and a resource for the wider Santa Barbara community.

The AD&A Museum collects, preserves and exhibits architecture and design archives, primarily from Southern California, and art works representing many cultures and traditions through exhibitions and educational programs that aim for international significance and resonate with regional audiences and concerns.

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