Past Events

Return of the River, Film Screening and Discussion, May 24 Return of the River still
Return of the River, Film Screening and Discussion, May 24

Return of the River is a feature documentary that tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently taking place on the Elwha River in Washington State.

Seeing and Knowing in Art and Astronomy, May 20-21 View from Lick Observatory
Seeing and Knowing in Art and Astronomy, May 20-21

On May 20-21, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences is offering undergraduate students at the University of California an opportunity to learn about the intersections between art and astronomy. Students will join astronomers and artists for a two-day field trip to the historic UC Lick Observatory on top of Mount Hamilton.

LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), May 11 Film inspection room
LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), May 11

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. 

Patricia Piccinini and Donna Haraway in Conversation, May 5
Patricia Piccinini and Donna Haraway in Conversation, May 5

Australian artist Patricia Piccinini joined UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Donna Haraway for a conversation about their shared interest in what Haraway calls "technoculture and speculative fabulations" at 6 pm, May 5, 2016. This video documents Piccinini's lecture and their subsequent conversation. 

Tour the Collective Museum, April 29
Tour the Collective Museum, April 29

Join the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for a participatory walking tour of Collective Museum, a public art project at UC Santa Cruz, on Friday, April 29, 3 - 5 pm.

Institute of the Arts and Sciences Open House, April 29
Institute of the Arts and Sciences Open House, April 29

Learn about the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz during an informative Open House, DARC 302, Friday, April 29 from 2-3 pm.

Reverend Billy, Performance and Book Signing, April 18
Reverend Billy, Performance and Book Signing, April 18

In celebration of the release of his new book, The Earth Wants YOU!, Reverend Billy will perform a special Sermon on the Sea at UC Santa Cruz's Baskin Art Studios in the Art Department Courtyard at 12 pm, April 18. Refreshments, conversation and a book signing will follow at the E.A.R.T.H. Lab,  DARC 229.

Film Screening and Discussion with Ursula Biemann Ursula Biemann, Subatlantic, 2015
Film Screening and Discussion with Ursula Biemann

On March 8, 5:30-7:30pm, Swiss video practitioner Ursula Biemann will screen and discuss her recent speculative SF video essay Subatlantic (2015). This work, like much of Biemann's creative practice, poetically considers how issues in geology and climatology merge with human politics and history.

Tour a "Collective Museum" with artist collaborators Public Doors and Windows Image credit: Nolan Calisch
Tour a "Collective Museum" with artist collaborators Public Doors and Windows

Join Portland-based artists Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman and Nolan Calisch, collaborating under the name Public Doors and Windows (PDW), on February 12 and 13 for participatory walking tours of Collective Museum.

"Collective Museum": An Exhibition by Public Doors and Windows
"Collective Museum": An Exhibition by Public Doors and Windows

To mark the launch of Collective Museum, an innovative participatory exhibition by artist group Public Doors and Windows (PDW) spread across 50 sites at the UC Santa Cruz campus, the Institute of the Art and Sciences is excited to announce a tandem exhibition at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery.