Connect the Arts & Sciences and Learn About the IAS Art Projects at the Arboretum

Tour the Collective Museum, visit the site of Future Garden, and learn about other innovative art exhibitons at UC Santa Cruz
Collective Museum Image Credit: Nolan Calisch
Collective Museum Image Credit: Nolan Calisch
Saturday, October 21, 2017
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Drop in at the Arboretum on Saturday, October 21, between 2–5 pm, for tours of the innovative exhibitions curated by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

• Visit installations from Collective Museum, the campus-wide, experiential art project that creatively imagines the university as a museum, conceived and developed by Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows over the course of their two-year residency with the IAS.

• Tour the site of Future Garden, an environmental art exhibition currently being developed by the IAS in partnership with the Arboretum, created by the pioneers of the Ecological Art movement, Newton and Helen Harrison, emeritus faculty. Future Garden is part art project, part science trial predicated on climate change and the adaptation of plants to rapidly changing environments.

• Learn about Forest (for a thousand years), an immersive sound project by internationally acclaimed Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, slated to open in the Arboretum's redwood grove in Spring 2018.

Directions to the Arboretum can be found here.

Tours will leave from the Arboretum Visitor Center. Please wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen, and bring a water bottle! Email with questions. 

This experience is part of Founders Celebration 2017. While you're visiting that day, check out these other daytime drop-in events and see the impact the Campaign for UC Santa Cruz has had on campus:

Coastal Biology Building Ribbon Cutting and Coastal Campus Tours: 1:30-3:30pm

Archives of the Counterculture - Visit Dead Central: 2-4 pm

Grounded in History – Hay Barn Open House, Farm & Garden Tour: 2-5 pm

Arts & Letters for the Ages – Cowell Press Open House 2-5 pm

The Quarry for the Next Generation: 2-4 pm

Putting Genomics and Data Science to Work on Pediatric Cancer: 2-4 pm

We also encourage you to join us for Founders Dinner, a celebration of our founding principles and the success of the Campaign!