MCASB Satellite @ hotel indigo santa barbara

Our art hotel houses the MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, which provides year-long exhibitions of stimulating contemporary artworks.
Exhibition: MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, The Vastness is Bearable
Exhibition on view: January 26, 2013 - February 15, 2015

n his book, Contact (1985), noted astronomer and science writer, Carl Sagan wrote, “She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Inspired by this quote and the themes of the book—contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form—the third annual exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s satellite location at Hotel Indigo features artists who contemplate the vastness of the cosmos. Whereas last year’s exhibition looked to the mysteries of the sea, this year’s presentation gazes up, featuring artists whose works reflect human fascination, curiosity, and awe with the universe.

Participating artists include: Rodolfo Choperena, Russell Crotty, Ala Ebtekar, Desiree Holman, Cassandra C. Jones, and Rafael Vargas-Suarez.

As part of this unique museum/hotel partnership, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara guests receive exclusive perks at MCA Santa Barbara’s museum.
  • Private exhibition viewing by appointment for VIP hotel guests with advance notice.
  • Guests receive Members-Only Preview invitations for exhibition openings at MCASB and may visit MCASB’s main space exhibitions free of charge
  • Hotel guests receive 15% off any MCASB store items
Visit to find out what is showing at the MCA Santa Barbara.

Images clockwise from left: Rodolfo Choperena, Untitled #1, 2013, Archival digital print with mica glaze, 29 x 39 in., Edition of 3, Courtesy the Artist.; Desirée Holman, Channeling Aura 2, 2012, Gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches, Courtesy the Artist; Russell Crotty, Milky Way Over Ponderosas, 2001, ink on paper mounted on lucite, 36 in. diameter
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MCA Santa Barbara (MCASB) Flagship Location. Photo: © 2012 Hannah Andersen, Stacey Bryant, Julie Elhers, and Ryan Feeney

about the MCA Santa Barbara

The MCA Santa Barbara (MCASB) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2012, MCA Santa Barbara is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. MCASB’s main location is at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm, Friday: 11 to 8 pm, Sunday: Noon to 5pm. Located in the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street, the MCASB Satellite is MCASB’s second location and offers a new contemporary art exhibition each year.