Past Events

Field Trip to UCSC Santa Cruz's Arboretum: Amah Mutsun Relearning Program and Future Garden Project The Amah Mutsun Relearning Program (AMRP) at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Field Trip to UCSC Santa Cruz's Arboretum: Amah Mutsun Relearning Program and Future Garden Project

How do Indigenous ecologies, such as that of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, offer positive models for ecologically sustainable agriculture and the ongoingness of collective being within the environment? And how are artists, namely the Harrisons, building experimental systems of plant-based resilience for a climate-changed future?

Celebrating Helen and Newton Harrison - 45 Years of Ecological Art, March 9
Celebrating Helen and Newton Harrison - 45 Years of Ecological Art, March 9

Since the 1970s, Helen and Newton Harrison have been creating art inspired by the earth and the environmental impacts of human development.

Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, March 7th Film still from Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, 2014
Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, March 7th

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of a screening of Elizabeth Knafo’s Rare Earth, 2014 and a presentation by the artist.

Evening of short films, February 28th Sammy Baloji, Mémoire, 2007
Evening of short films, February 28th

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for an evening of short artist films. This screening is part of EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive off of labor exploitation and racialized impoverishment.

Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic? Politics of Extraction and Justice in the Near North," February 21 Photograph by Subhankar Banerjee
Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic? Politics of Extraction and Justice in the Near North," February 21

Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic?

Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14 The Radiant, The Otolith Group, 2012
Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of The Otolith Group's The Radiant, 2012.

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean, February 10- May 6, 2017 Crochet Coral Reef detail
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean, February 10- May 6, 2017

Crochet Coral ReefCO2CA-CO2LA Ocean by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring is now showing at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.

Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An EcoSexual Love Story, 2013, January 31  Goodbye Gauley Mountain
Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An EcoSexual Love Story, 2013, January 31

Join us January 31, 5:30-7:30 pm, for a film screening of Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story, 2013, followed by a presentation by the artists.

Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of the Canary Project, January 24 Water Gold Soil: The American River, The Canary Project, 2016
Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of the Canary Project, January 24

Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for a presentation by Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of the Canary Project.

Talking Art: In Conversation with Russell Crotty, Tony Misch, and John Weber, January 22 Russell Crotty, Look Back in Time, Installation View, photo by David Pace
Talking Art: In Conversation with Russell Crotty, Tony Misch, and John Weber, January 22

Join the UC Santa Cruz Institute for the Arts and Sciences and the ICA San Jose for a discussion of Look Back in Time with artist Russell Crotty and the exhibit’s co-curator and director of the Lick Observatory Collections, Tony Misch.