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First Friday at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences

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May 3 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us on May 3 for First Friday at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (100 Panetta Ave, Santa Cruz, CA). Enjoy an after-hours viewing of Seeing through Stone with student-led exhibition walkthroughs at 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is always free.

Student-led Tour Schedule:
5:15 p.m.: The Fabric of Our Being: Woven Histories of Incarceration across Space, Geography, and Time, a tour by Aiko-Bliss Ponce.
Exploring the transforming landscape of incarceration and its reproductions across history, connecting the past to the present, and the personal to political.
6 p.m.: Carceral Stories: Reconstructions of a Carceral Past and Visions of a Free Future, a tour by Casey McHugh.
This tour will focus on pieces that dismantle the global stories of incarceration and reassemble them to create objects of reflection and reimagination. In addition, we will also look at pieces that represent windows and portals of hope through which to see a world without prisons.

Seeing through Stone invites viewers to see beyond the current global realities of the prison complex, drawing attention to already existing practices of imagining the world otherwise. The exhibition includes more than eighty national and international artists and collectives, sixteen newly commissioned projects, as well as works of video, painting, sculpture, installation, sound and performance. 

Seeing through Stone is a collaboration between the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz, San José Museum of Art, and Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos, and works are on view at all three sites. Learn more here.

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to participate in Santa Cruz’s First Friday Art Tour.

Image by Daris Jasper @culturesaving.

100 Panetta Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95060 United States
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