Art Will, and Does, Win Out : 2010 Wrap-up: Art

Looking over the landscape of the 2010 art year, a quick-fix verdict is easy: It could have been worse. Dark economic forces might have been more devastating and art-viewing options more severely impacted, but somehow, the scene has mostly prevailed, and there has been plenty of rewarding art to look at this year. Art itself aside, the biggest news of Santa Barbara’s 2010 art year had to do with a building, the new Westmont Museum of Art. Long in the planning, and finished ahead of schedule, the wonderful new museum is a modestly sized but beautiful and full-service venue with a great future ahead of it. more

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