The Hermitage Santa Barbara: Whimsy abounds. Nothing is to be taken too seriously.

Welcome! Located in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara, the Hermitage offers an outstanding collection of original sculptures, inspired by whimsy and humor. Works of art are on display in both indoor and outdoor settings, as the museum opens into a subtropical garden with trails winding through the hillside. Our visitors come to appreciate art in new ways – and discover fresh insights into the unfamiliar, the provocative, and the unexpected. The collection includes more than 260 bronze busts:  43 presidents,126 authors, 72 composers, and 22 others.  Many of the sculptures, including life-sized bronzes, are mounted outdoors in a unique setting with thousands of remarkable subtropical plants, including rare and exotic flowering trees.   You will find many surprises here.  Join us for a tour! Carl A. Kocher, Ph.D. Chair of the Board of Directors Hermitage Santa Barbara

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