Tag Archives: Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library

Deakin Conservation Project: Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in the Spotlight

By Virginia and Robert Guess Edwin Deakin (1838-1923) developed his artistic talents in depicting landscape and architecture scenes before he set out to paint the twenty-one Missions of Alta California. He completed three series in the late 1800s, two in … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration

By Monica Orozcco We recently celebrated not one, but two, important birthdays. December 4, 2014, the Feast Day of St. Barbara, marked the 228th anniversary of the founding of Old Mission Santa Barbara. It also marked the launch of a … Continue reading

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We Get By with a Lot of Help From Our Friends: Deakin Project Update

By Monica Orozco We have amazing friends! Thanks to so many wonderful people, our “adopt a mission painting” campaign to find sponsors for conserving the 21 painting of California Missions by Edwin Deakin got off to a tremendous start and … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Friends and Art Lovers

What do you get when you mix art, friends, good conversation, and good food? A wonderful evening at the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library. On May 22, 2014 the Archive-Library hosted approximately 80 people for an evening featuring a presentation by … Continue reading

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Geiger Memorial Summer Internship

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director The time is now to apply for our paid Summer internship established in honor of Fr. Maynard Geiger, OFM, who served as SBMAL archivist for 40 years. The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library has two origin … Continue reading

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Mission Art, Architecture, and Sculpture

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director What does an art historian from Switzerland have to do with the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library? A great deal, actually. The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library is most known for its diverse collection of mission-era documents, … Continue reading

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