Past Events

Futurefarmers, Eco-Sexuals, and a Fog Wedding, February 29 fog
Futurefarmers, Eco-Sexuals, and a Fog Wedding, February 29

For the sixth and final gathering of Futurefarmers' Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, the Futurefarmers has invited the Ecosexuals for a Fog Wedding.

Fog Wedding w/ Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

LASER Talks, February 19 Image courtesy of Madeline Andrews, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
LASER Talks, February 19

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 7 p.m.

Futurefarmers, Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, February 18-29
Futurefarmers, Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar, February 18-29

UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to present Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar by international artist collective Futurefarmers, February 18-29, 2020.

Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25 Carlos Motta, We Got Each Other’s Back—Chapter 1: Narrative Shifter: A Portrait of Julio Salgado, on view as part of Soft Power at SFMOMA through February 17, 2020.
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 Pablo Helguera, January 16 Pablo Helguera, pictured in the Librería Donceles installation. Image by Tim Trumble.
Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance.

Traction: Art Talk with Slavs and Tatars, January 9 Alphabet Abdal, 2015, woolen yarn, 190 × 495 cm. Installation view at Albertinum, Dresden, 2018. Photo Klemens Renner
Traction: Art Talk with Slavs and Tatars, January 9

Slavs and Tatars is an internationally-renowned art collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. 

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.