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Still from the film Piccadilly showing a close-up of an actress in costume.

Ornament and Abolition Screening

May 14 - May 26, 2024

This film series takes controversial Viennese architect and cultural theorist Adolf Loos’s 1908 lecture/essay “Ornament and Crime” as a departure...

Image of prison cell set outside on a hill, surrounded by plants

Jackie Sumell & Tim Young

Solitary Garden

Nov. 5, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2024

The 6’x 9’ sculpture of the solitary cell is a conduit for learning about the experiences of Tim Young in his similarly small cell in San Quentin.

Geodesic domes sit among paths in the Future Garden.

Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison

The Harrisons’ Future Garden at the UCSC Arboretum

Apr. 20, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2023

Future Garden, a major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, is now on view...

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