Exhibitions

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.

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.

Black Quantum Futurism Time Travel Experiments, 2017, Still.

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.

sepia robed figure under a sea shell, against blue sky background

Strange Weather features artworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation which illuminate and reframe the boundaries of bodies and the environment.

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.

Question Bridge: Black Males

Question Bridge: Black Males is a collaborative multimedia project in which over 150 black men—from across the United States and also across age, class, profession, and sexuality— together explore some of the most troubling, poignant, personal, and sometimes incongruous aspects of their lived experiences.

Futurefarmers Flatbread Society Bake House in Oslo, Norway, 2017

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences presents Futurefarmers and the Wandering Residency, January 15- February 1, 2019.  Based in San Francisco and Gent, Belgium, Futurefarmers includes artist Amy Franceschini, architect and philosopher Lode Vranken, artist and activist Marthe Van Dessel, and other periodic partners and collaborators.

FOREST (for a thousand years...) 2012

FOREST (for a thousand years...), the beguiling and uncanny audio installation by renowned Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, can be experienced April 7- July 1, 2018 in the redwood grove of UC Santa Cruz's Arboretum and Botanic Garden.