Exhibitions

Hesterian Musicism, tinypistol, and Pamela Z

Surge is a multidimensional and transcultural 2021/2022 initiative on Afrofuturism spearheaded by composer/performer Karlton Hester, choreographer Gerald Casel, and artist Aaron Samuel Mulenga.

"Strange Weather" exhibition image courtesy of Daris Jasper, Culture Saving LLC.

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

"Glenn Ligon" exhibition image courtesy of Daris Jasper, Culture Saving LLC.

Glenn Ligon: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation brings together works on paper by the influential artist that explore how constructions of Blackness in the United States infuse popular culture, literature, and history.

jackie sumell and Tim Young, UC Santa Cruz Solitary Garden, 2019-ongoing

Solitary Garden, the participatory public sculpture and garden project by jackie sumell, is on view at UC Santa Cruz Baskin Art Studios.

The three eco-domes at the UCSC Arboretum that are the main focus of the 'Future Garden' project.

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 at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Collective Museum Image Grid

Tour Collective Museum, the campus-wide art project by Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows (PDW) at iascollectivemuseum.com.

Still from Time Travel Experiments, Black Quantum Futurism (2017). Courtesy of the artist.

Against the present’s seemingly endless backdrop of deep political unrest, environmental emergency, and racialized injustice, Just Futures highlights poignant creative experiments in futurity and justice, directed at emancipatory worlds-to-come.

Hank Willis Thomas, If the Leader Only Knew, 2014

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 of Art.

Carlos Motta, Legacy, Video still, 2019

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at UC Santa Cruz are pleased to present Carlos Motta: We The Enemy, the West Coast premiere solo exhibition by the internationally acclaimed artist. 

Futurefarmers Wandering Seminar

UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to present Fog Inquiry: Wandering Seminar by Futurefarmers February 18-29, 2020.