Past Events

Traction: Art Talk with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, April 6 Portrait Cardiff & Miller, 2012. Photo: Zev Tiefenbach
Traction: Art Talk with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, April 6

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally recognized artists known for their immersive multimedia sound installations and their audio and video walks.

Best of LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous) at the MAH, March 13 Image Credit: Rita Mehta
Best of LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous) at the MAH, March 13

On March 13, The Institute of the Arts and Sciences will presents:

Best of LASER
Celebrating 5 Years of Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous at UC Santa Cruz

Traction: Art Talk with Manthia Diawara, February 13 Manthia Diawara, An Opera of the World, 2016, Installation view
Traction: Art Talk with Manthia Diawara, February 13

Malian filmmaker and cultural theorist Manthia Diawara is a celebrated author and director.

Film Screening: An Opera of the World by Manthia Diawara, February 13
Film Screening: An Opera of the World by Manthia Diawara, February 13

In An Opera of the World, Malian filmmaker Manthia Diawara reflects upon the refugee crisis and the relationship between Europe and Africa.

Field Trip to Bay Area Museums for UCSC Students, February 1 Isaac Julien, Playtime, Fort Mason
Field Trip to Bay Area Museums for UCSC Students, February 1

We invite UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to join us for a field trip to San Francisco area museums February 1, 2018.

Traction: Art Talk with Amy Franceschini, January 23 Amy Franceschini, Annual Harvest, 2014
Traction: Art Talk with Amy Franceschini, January 23

Renowned artist Amy Franceschini works in a wide variety of media to question and challenge current social, cultural and environmental systems. Focusing on ecological issues, her projects are often site specific.

TRUTH BE TOLD: Livestream from New York
TRUTH BE TOLD: Livestream from New York

Beginning Saturday, January 20, the first anniversary of the Trump administration, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Digital Art/New Media MFA program will present a live stream of TRUTH BE TOLD in the foyer of the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) at UC Santa Cruz.

Curator Talk with Mark Nash and Jennifer González
Curator Talk with Mark Nash and Jennifer González

Join independent curator and writer Mark Nash and Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture Jennifer González for a conversation about approaches to curatorial practice. 

12:15- 1:45 pm, Wedensday, November 29
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 206

TRACTION: Art Talks with Isaac Julien, November 28
TRACTION: Art Talks with Isaac Julien, November 28

Filmmaker and video installation artist Isaac Julien first gained international attention in the 1980s for his provocative feature films, documentaries and experimental video works exploring black and gay identities.

Isaac Julien Marathon Film Screening, Nov 27-28
Isaac Julien Marathon Film Screening, Nov 27-28

On November 27-28, the IAS will present a marathon film screening of Black British filmmaker Isaac Julien's extensive body of works culminating in the screening of the newly released remastered and extended Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask. Immediately following the screening on Tuesday, November 29, Isaac Julien will be in conversa