Art Without Distance

Art Without Distance

While UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) has had to suspend in-person exhibitions and arts programming to support efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we firmly believe that communal engagement with art remains crucial. Art Without Distance, our new online program in art and culture, is committed to cultivating the arts as part of our daily lives, helping our minds stay open to the creative possibilities of even troubled times.

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Paul Koch, Dean of Physical and Biological Sciences at UC Santa Cruz

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations. LASER Talks are a program of the Leonardo International Society for Art, Science, and Technology (ISAST). Recordings of past UC Santa Cruz LASERs are below.

Hank Willis Thomas, If the Leader Only Knew, 2014

Barring Freedom is a group exhibition of contemporary art organized by UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) with San José Museum of Art.