Past Events

jackie sumell, Solitary Gardens, 2018

Join the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell on November 5, 7-9 p.m. jackie sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and activist whose powerful and poignant socially-engaged art project, Solitary Garden, will be on view at UC Santa Cruz November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020.

jackie sumell, Solitary Garden, Installation view, Newcomb College, 2019

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020. 

Sadie Barnette

Whether in the form of drawing, photography or large-scale installation, Sadie Barnette’s acclaimed artworks relish in the transcendence of the mundane to the imaginative.

Larry Achiampong, Relic 1, 2017

Join us for an evening of short films by artists from across the African diaspora that engage the tropes of science fiction or magical realism to interrogate the past and imagine alternative futures. The screening will start at 7 p.m.

UC Santa Cruz LASER

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). Join us at 6:30 for a reception followed at 7 p.m.

Collective Museum installation view

Join current UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a tour of Collective Museum, a campus-wide social practice art project by Harrell Fletcher and Public Doors and Windows.  Institute of the Arts and Sciences undergraduate interns Kathleen Deems and Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu have curated a walking tour of this extensive exhibition featuring sites w

The Harrisons' Future Garden, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, 2018

Join current UC Santa Cruz undergraduates for a tour of Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, a major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Institute of the Arts and Sciences undergradaute interns Kathlee

Sunset image by Lucy Lippard

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.

Stephanie Syjuco,"Added Value," 2018.

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

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.