Past Events

Russell Crotty, "Field Charts for Nocturnal Recreations," 2005

Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, the first traveling exhibition of the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), opens November 13, 2016, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) with a free public reception 2-4 p.m.

Crochet Coral Reef detail

Join the UC Santa Cruz community to create UCSC's 'Satellite' Crochet Coral Reef. A workshop will be held at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center October 23, 2016, 12-3 pm.

Crochet Coral Reef detail

The Institute For Figuring began a 'Satellite Reef' program in 2007 as a way for local communities to participate in its Crochet Coral Reef project (2005-present). Satellites have been hosted in cities across the U.S.

Crochet Coral Reef detail

Co-creators of the Crochet Coral Reef Christine and Margaret Wertheim in conversation with Donna Haraway, 5 PM. 

Crochet Coral Reef exhibition detail

Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring will be in conversation with Matt McCarthy, UCSC professor of ocean sciences, Oceanographer Curt Storlazzi, and Michelle Williams, executive director of the Arts Council Santa Cruz County at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center's 2016 annual Ken Norris Memorial Lecture, October 20, 7-8:30 pm.

Black (W)hole installation show

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations.

Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed with presentations at 7 p.m.

Decolonizing Nature Cover

TJ Demos is Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Founder and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies.

Return of the River still

Return of the River is a feature documentary that tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently taking place on the Elwha River in Washington State.

View from Lick Observatory

On May 20-21, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences is offering undergraduate students at the University of California an opportunity to learn about the intersections between art and astronomy. Students will join astronomers and artists for a two-day field trip to the historic UC Lick Observatory on top of Mount Hamilton.

Film inspection room

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations.