Donor Intro

Siri and Bob Marshall'Make a Difference'

Bob and Siri Marshall have spent much of their lives going to great museums, whether it was in New York where they lived or during their travels to Europe.

“So I was thrilled when we moved to Santa Barbara and found that we had a world-class art museum here,” says Bob.

They quickly became involved in the life of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, where they volunteer on boards and work to advance the Museum’s fundraising efforts.

“I see the campaign as an obligation and an opportunity. We have a wonderful resource, great permanent art here, and it's our obligation to display and conserve the wonderful art that's been given to us by previous generations of collectors in the Santa Barbara community,” says Bob.

“When you think about the treasures that we have in this building, and the importance of the museum to the community, you can understand that we want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to protect the safety of the building. At the same time, we have an opportunity to make it a more beautiful, more elegant, more useful, more user-friendly building. We're going to be able to do that with this campaign,” says Siri.

“We'll have more gallery space. We'll have more exhibition space. The significance of the museum will grow in our community as a result of this campaign,” she says.