Past Events

Speculative Futures of the Black Diaspora, May 28 Larry Achiampong, Relic 1, 2017
Speculative Futures of the Black Diaspora, May 28

Join us for an evening of short films by artists from across the African diaspora that engage the tropes of science fiction or magical realism to interrogate the past and imagine alternative futures. The screening will start at 7 p.m.

Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), May 21 UC Santa Cruz LASER
Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), May 21

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). Join us at 6:30 for a reception followed at 7 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Tour of Future Garden, April 27 The Harrisons' Future Garden, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, 2018
Alumni Weekend Tour of Future Garden, April 27

Join current UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a tour of Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, a major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Institute of the Arts and Sciences undergradaute interns Kathlee

Alumni Weekend Tour of Collective Museum, April 27 Collective Museum installation view
Alumni Weekend Tour of Collective Museum, April 27

Join current UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a tour of Collective Museum, a campus-wide social practice art project by Harrell Fletcher and Public Doors and Windows.  Institute of the Arts and Sciences undergraduate interns Kathleen Deems and Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu have curated a walking tour of this extensive exhibition featuring sites w

First Annual Helen Mayer Harrison Memorial Lecture with Lucy Lippard, April 23 Sunset image by Lucy Lippard
First Annual Helen Mayer Harrison Memorial Lecture with Lucy Lippard, April 23

In honor of environmental art pioneer and UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Helen Mayer Harrison, writer and activist Lucy Lippard will give the first annual Helen Mayer Harrison Memorial Lecture.

Traction: Art Talk with Stephanie Syjuco, April 9 Stephanie Syjuco,"Added Value," 2018.
Traction: Art Talk with Stephanie Syjuco, April 9

Stephanie Syjuco is renowned for her large-scale art installations that address contemporary social and economic issues, including political dissent and the legacy of colonialism.

Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable, April 3 Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable, April 3

This roundtable discussion with students, faculty, and community leaders will respond to the questions and issues raised by the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males, currently on display at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous at the Rio Theater, March 12 Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, The Gut (Working Title, Documentary Film in Progress), 2018-19, Film Still
Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous at the Rio Theater, March 12

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).

Traction: Art Talk featuring a performance by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, March 5 Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Traction: Art Talk featuring a performance by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, March 5

Internationally renowned artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña (US/Mexico) is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.

Film Screening: Speak Up by Amandine Gay, February 19 Speak Up (Ouvrir la voix) by Amandine Gay
Film Screening: Speak Up by Amandine Gay, February 19

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Film and Digital Media, invites you to a screening of Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up), 2017, by Montreal-based Afro-feminist filmmaker, activist and journalist Amandine Gay on February 19, 7:30 p.m., Communications 150.