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Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15 Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15

Glenn Ligon is one of the most celebrated American artists of his generation. Throughout his career, Ligon has pursued an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art.

Wandering Residency Pop Up Event with Futurefarmers, January 22 Futurefarmers, Annual Harvest process picture,
Wandering Residency Pop Up Event with Futurefarmers, January 22

Futurefarmers is an internationally renowned artist collaborative group including Amy Franceschini, Lode Vranken, Marthe Van Dessel, and other partners and collaborators. Currently artists-in-residence with the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, the Futurefarmers will present a pop-up exhibition and event Tuesday, January 22, 5-7 p.m.

Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition Opening Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition Opening

Question Bridge: Black Males by artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, is an innovative, widely exhibited multimedia project that uses video to facilitate a conversation among Black men from twelve cities across the United States.

Traction: Art Talk with Guillermo Gomez-Pena, March 5 Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Traction: Art Talk with Guillermo Gomez-Pena, March 5

Internationally renowned artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña (US/Mexico) is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. For Traction: Art Talk, Gómez Peña will perform his latest work, “The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist,” with members of La Pocha Nostra.

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous at the MAH, March 12 LASER, UCSC 2015
Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous at the MAH, March 12

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. On March 12, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences will be bringing LASER to Downtown Santa Cruz. Stay tuned for the line up and details.