The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts advances the artist’s spirit of critical thinking, risk taking, and provocation in the arts.

Photo by: Grant Mudford

Mike Kelley. 1989. Collection: Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

We’ve Come a Long Way

Highlights of the Foundation’s activities in 2019 and beyond.

Still from Superman Recites Selections from ‘The Bell Jar’ and Other Works by Sylvia Plath, 1999.


Stephanie Barron, Chair

Miwon Kwon

Catherine Opie

Claire Peeps

Ed Rada, Treasurer

Gary Simmons

Pilar Tompkins Rivas

Joan Weinstein, Secretary

John C. Welchman, Founding Chair Emeritus

Photo by: Douglas M. Parker

Eviscerated Corpse, 1989.


Mary Clare Stevens, Executive Director

Lori Dedeyan Processing Archivist

Rochele Gomez Grant Manager

Mary Haberle, Director of Archives

Mark Lightcap, Collections Manager 

Amy Via, Registrar

Last Tool in Use, 1977.