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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.

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Ann Page: “Recent Sculptures and Drawings”

Tue, September 1 – Sat, October 10

Artist Ann Page—associate professor of Fine Arts Practice at USC’s Roski School of Art & Design—creates works that blur boundaries between ‘botanical seeds,’ geometric modeling, 2D visualization, and 3D printing because she sees boundaries as constructs that need blurring in a world where we can grasp only one visual/mental degree at a time, but each degree contains ‘everything.’ Artist reception on Friday, September 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lecture by artist on Friday, September 11, at 5 p.m. in The Broad Stage (SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Blvd. & 11th St., Santa Monica) will draw from comparisons of forms found in nature using natural geological conglomerate formations combined with 3-D digital processes. Sponsored by the SMC Associates 


Southern California Abstraction Now

Tue, October 27 – Sat, December 5

Peter Alexander, Hilary Baker, Larry Bell, Jack Chipman, John Eden, Sam Erenberg, Sheldon Figoten, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Charles Christopher Hill, Linda King, Lies Kraal, David Mackenzie, Robin Mitchell, & Maggie Tennesen


Curators/artists Sheldon Figoten and Jack Chipman have selected a group of artists whose talent and skill have contributed to a resurgence of abstract art being made in Southern California. Artist reception on Saturday, October 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery tour on Saturday, November 7, at 3 p.m.


Holiday 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 11 & 12 | 10am-9pm

Sun, December 13 | 12pm-6pm

Barrett Art Gallery | SMC Performing Arts Center

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.


Tom Krumpak: Built & Placed

Thu, July 9 – Thu, September 10

Closing reception on Wednesday, September 9, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., starts with 5 p.m. exhibition walkthrough and Q&A with artist Tom Krumpak; followed by text and poetry readings by authors Glenn Bach, Sharry Phelan Wright, Miles Krumpak, Nelly Reifler, The 597K Group, and Ray Gavilan Robinson; and acoustical performance by Angelou (Remy Krumpak, Jesse Clemens, and Matt Ross).

Katya Kompaneyets:
Tarkovsky’s Hamlet

Thu, September 17 – Wed, November 4

Emeritus student Katya Kompaneyets exhibits costume designs she helped create for legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s theatrical production with the Theater of Leninsky Komsomol of Hamlet, produced in Spring 1977 and promptly banned. Opening reception on Thursday, September 17, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Ongoing Moment 
Literature and Art from Emeritus College

Thu, November 12 – Wed, January 6

Come enjoy the results of the third 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 reading on Thursday, November 12, 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 Gallery website (
Exhibits and opening receptions are FREE.
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