Past Events

jackie sumell, Solitary Garden, UC Santa Cruz

What does it mean to think of abolitionism as a vision—one that challenges the social, economic, and political worldviews that prisons promote? For the 2020/21 academic year, UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Gina Dent, associate professor, feminist studies, is pleased to present a series of online events featuring artists, activists, scholars, and others united by their commitment to the vital struggle for prison abolition.

Join Angela Y. Davis and Gina Dent, noted antiprison activists, scholars, and educators, for an online conversation about critical issues in the arts, visual culture, and abolition.

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations.

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations.

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Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to partner with Indexical and Kuumbwa Jazz to present Moor Mother & Las Sucias.

Social activism fused with Afrofuturism – riotgrrrl lyrics melded with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts, Untitled, Redaction Project, 2019

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UC Santa Cruz alumni, family, and friends, join UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences for a reception celebrating the opening of Barring Freedom in New York.

Arthur Jafa, Still from The White Album (2018). Photo courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome; commissioned by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). © Arthur Jafa, 2018

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The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to collaborate with the Center for Creative Ecologies and Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery on a special one-day continuous screening of Arthur Jafa's The White Album, 2018, followed by a roundtable and discussion. 

jackie sumell, Solitary Garden, UC Santa Cruz Installation view, 2019

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Join UC Santa Cruz undergraduates Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu ('20 Stevenson) and Chloe Murr ('20 Porter) for a screen printing and letter writing workshop at Solitary Garden.