Current Exhibitions

Solitary Garden with jackie sumell Solitary Garden at Sidewalk Ends Farm in Providence, RI
Solitary Garden with jackie sumell

In fall of 2019 the Institute of the Arts and Sciences will work with artist jackie sumell to build a Solitary Garden on UC Santa Cruz campus. This project calls for an end to the inhumane conditions of solitary confinement while building connection with those incarcerated.

Carlos Motta Carlos Motta, Corpo Fechado—The Devil’s Work, 2018
Carlos Motta

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming collaborative exhibition featuring Carlos Motta, January 23-March 14, 2020.

Barring Freedom, Traveling Exhibition on Race and Mass Incarceration Chandra McCormick, Men going to work in the fields of Angola prison, 2013
Barring Freedom, Traveling Exhibition on Race and Mass Incarceration

Barring Freedom is a traveling exhibition of contemporary art grappling with the historical and structural racism embedded within the systems of mass incarceration, criminal justice, and the prison industrial complex.