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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.


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.

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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