Exhibitions

Photo Credit: Cameron Blaylock

The Writing on the Wall, a collaboration between artist Hank Willis Thomas and scholar and activist Dr. Baz Dreisinger, is an installation covering the walls, ceilings, and floors of the Davenport Jail with writing by individuals in prisons around the world. The writings were gathered by Dr.

Flowers For Incarcerated Mothers is an art and garden project made in collaboration with artist jackie sumell and over two dozen mothers who are incarcerated–many of whom are serving life-sentences.

Sky Hopinka, Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (still), 2019.

Sky Hopinka’s visually striking and linguistically rich films, photographs, and poetry, explore the layered nature of contemporary Indigenous experience.

Ashley Hunt, Degrees of Visibility, installation view at Pitzer College Art Galleries, 2019.

Building on The Corrections Documentary Project, a decades-long investigation of the prison-industrial complex, Ashley Hunt’s Degrees of Visibility examines the landscapes that surround prisons, jails, and detention centers throughout the United States and its territories.

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.

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.

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.