Past Events

Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), December 3 Gerald Casel, Cover Your Mouth When You Smile. Photo credit: Robbie Sweeny
Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), December 3

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). 

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 "Questions of Translation," a one-night symposium celebrating the publication of the journal’s second issue, "Translation." 

San Francisco Field Trip for UC Santa Cruz Students, November 15 Tickets to SFMOMA
San Francisco Field Trip for UC Santa Cruz Students, November 15

The Fall field trip is full! Check back for our Winter and Spring trips.

Opening Reception: Solitary Garden, November 5 jackie sumell, Solitary Garden, Installation view, Newcomb College, 2019
Opening Reception: Solitary Garden, November 5

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020. 

Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5 jackie sumell, Solitary Gardens, 2018
Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5

Join the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell on November 5, 7-9 p.m. 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 November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020.

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.

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