Past Events

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.

Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition Opening, February 6 Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge: Black Males Exhibition Opening, February 6

Question Bridge: Black Males by artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, is an innovative, widely exhibited multimedia project that uses video to facilitate a conversation among Black men from twelve cities across the United States.

Wandering Residency Pop Up Event with Futurefarmers, January 22 Futurefarmers, Annual Harvest process picture,
Wandering Residency Pop Up Event with Futurefarmers, January 22

Futurefarmers is an internationally renowned artist collaborative group including Amy Franceschini, Lode Vranken, Marthe Van Dessel, and other partners and collaborators.

Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15 Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15

Glenn Ligon is one of the most celebrated American artists of his generation. Throughout his career, Ligon has pursued an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art.

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), December 4 Aliah Darke, In Passing V2, Still
Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), December 4

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Join us at 6:30 for a reception followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by Peter Weiss-Penzias, A. M.