Past Events

Australian artist Patricia Piccinini joined UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Donna Haraway for a conversation about their shared interest in what Haraway calls "technoculture and speculative fabulations" at 6 pm, May 5, 2016. This video documents Piccinini's lecture and their subsequent conversation. 

Learn about the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz during an informative Open House, DARC 302, Friday, April 29 from 2-3 pm.

Join the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for a participatory walking tour of Collective Museum, a public art project at UC Santa Cruz, on Friday, April 29, 3 - 5 pm.

In celebration of the release of his new book, The Earth Wants YOU!, Reverend Billy will perform a special Sermon on the Sea at UC Santa Cruz's Baskin Art Studios in the Art Department Courtyard at 12 pm, April 18. Refreshments, conversation and a book signing will follow at the E.A.R.T.H. Lab,  DARC 229.

Ursula Biemann, Subatlantic, 2015

On March 8, 5:30-7:30pm, Swiss video practitioner Ursula Biemann will screen and discuss her recent speculative SF video essay Subatlantic (2015). This work, like much of Biemann's creative practice, poetically considers how issues in geology and climatology merge with human politics and history.

Image credit: Nolan Calisch

Join Portland-based artists Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman and Nolan Calisch, collaborating under the name Public Doors and Windows (PDW), on February 12 and 13 for participatory walking tours of Collective Museum.

Public Doors and Windows (PDW) is a collaborative art group from Portland, Oregon.

To mark the launch of Collective Museum, an innovative participatory exhibition by artist group Public Doors and Windows (PDW) spread across 50 sites at the UC Santa Cruz campus, the Institute of the Art and Sciences is excited to announce a tandem exhibition at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery.

Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman, Last Day of Freedom

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 at 7 p.m. with presentations by:

Amalia Mesa-Bains The Curandera's Botanica 2008

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Museo Eduardo Carrillo invite you to a talk by internationally renowned artist Amalia Mesa-Bains and a screening of the Museo's new 30 minute documentary Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement