Past Events

Unearthing Disaster II, Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences of UCSC Arts Division is pleased to present:

Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St. 
San Francisco, CA
May 20 - June 24, 2017

Petropolis by Brian Holmes and Claire Pentecost

EXTRACTION designates capitalism’s fundamental logic of withdrawal—of value, nutrients, energy, labor, time—from people, lands, culture, life-forms, and the elements.

Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005-ongoing. Photo © the IFF.

Join us from 5- 7 pm for the opening reception for the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef.


The Crochet Coral Reef, by Margaret & Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, as installed at UC Santa Cruz.

Join the curators of Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean for an exhibition walk through and reception from 3-5 pm to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

Jason deCaires Taylor, Silent Evolution, underwater sculpture in the Museo Subacuático de Arte, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist.

Join us at the UC Santa Cruz Cowell Hay Barn, 5:30-7:30pm, for the book launch of Barbara Benish and Nathalie Blanc's Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability (Routledge Press, 2017). The authors will give a brief overview of the European and U.S.

Crocheting the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef in the courtyard at Porter college.

Join us from 12- 5 pm at the Porter College Quad for a final crochet extravaganza, bringing to a close six months of collective, creative effort.

Still from Food Chains, 2014

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, presented with a talk by Dr. Ann López of the Center for Farmworker Families.

The Amah Mutsun Relearning Program (AMRP) at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

How do Indigenous ecologies, such as that of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, offer positive models for ecologically sustainable agriculture and the ongoingness of collective being within the environment? And how are artists, namely the Harrisons, building experimental systems of plant-based resilience for a climate-changed future?

Since the 1970s, Helen and Newton Harrison have been creating art inspired by the earth and the environmental impacts of human development.

Film still from Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, 2014

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of a screening of Elizabeth Knafo’s Rare Earth, 2014 and a presentation by the artist.