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Traction: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette, October 29 Sadie Barnette
Traction: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette, October 29

Whether in the form of drawing, photography or large-scale installation, Sadie Barnette’s acclaimed artworks relish in the transcendence of the mundane to the imaginative.

Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5 jackie sumell, Solitary Gardens
Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5

jackie sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and activist whose powerful and poignant socially-engaged art project, Solitary Garden, will be on view at UC Santa Cruz in Fall 2019.

San Francisco Field Trip for UC Santa Cruz Students, November 14 Tickets to SFMOMA
San Francisco Field Trip for UC Santa Cruz Students, November 14

Calling all UC Santa Cruz students! Join the IAS on November 14th, 2019 for our quarterly field trip to Bay Area museums. We will visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD), the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).

Refract Symposium: Questions of Translation, November 19 Refract Logo
Refract Symposium: Questions of Translation, November 19

Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, with support from the Institute of Arts and Sciences, presents a one-night symposium celebrating the publication of the journal’s second issue.

Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25 Carlos Motta
Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25

Bodies at the Borders is a two-day symposium addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, and race as they intersect with the geopolitics of borders. The symposium will take place at SFMOMA and University of California, Santa Cruz, January 24-25, 2020.

Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4 Walid Raad
Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4

Walid Raad is an internationally renowned contemporary media artist.