Looking Forward

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences reflects the long-held need for a state-of-the-art exhibition facility at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2017, Arts Dean Susan Solt realigned the IAS's mission within the Division of the Arts and began work across campus to refocus the university's approach to the creation of an arts exhibition space. As concepts for a new gallery space evolve under her leadership, the IAS presents a dynamic, a wide-ranging program of site-specific and traveling exhibitions and public academic events, actively collaborating with faculty to engage UC Santa Cruz teaching and students, and reach out to a broad public.