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Strange Weather

April 14 - August 14, 2022

Strange Weather: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation features contemporary art works which illuminate and...


Surge: Explorations in Afrofuturism

Oct. 14, 2021 - May 28, 2022

Surge is a multidimensional and transcultural 2021/2022 initiative on Afrofuturism spearheaded by composer/performer Karlton Hester, choreographer...

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Dr. Rachel Nelson & Alexandra Moore

Barring Freedom

Oct. 23, 2020 - Jun. 1, 2021

Barring Freedom is a group exhibition of contemporary art organized by UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) with San José Museum...

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Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar

Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020

Founded in 1995 by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmers is an international collective of artists and diverse practitioners. Their critically...

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