Past Events

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

LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), November 14 Alt
LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), November 14

 

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.

Field trip to SFMOMA and Yerba Buena for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Faculty, October 27 SFMOMA
Field trip to SFMOMA and Yerba Buena for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Faculty, October 27

We invite UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to join us for a field trip to San Francisco area museums October 27, 2017. Meet others in the university community interested in art, and visit SFMOMA and Yerba Buena, two of the leading institutions of modern and contemporary art in San Francisco.

Connect the Arts & Sciences and Learn About the IAS Art Projects at the Arboretum Collective Museum Image Credit: Nolan Calisch
Connect the Arts & Sciences and Learn About the IAS Art Projects at the 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.

Book Release: TJ Demos, Against the Anthropocene, Oct 17
Book Release: TJ Demos, Against the Anthropocene, Oct 17

A discussion between T.J. Demos, Anna Tsing, and Jennifer González to launch Demos' new book: Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today will take place October 17, 7-9 pm, in Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108.