Highlighted Events

  • September 12, 2014 to May 1, 2015
    As the 2014 Art, Design & Architecture Museum Artist-in-Residence, Eric Beltz will present an ambitious new project, The Cave of Treasures, a dramatic departure for the artist who is known for his intimately scaled, highly-detailed graphite drawings. The title refers to three recurring themes in Beltz’s work that are commonly...
  • January 11, 2015
    For a gripping encounter with the wild spirit that animates our world, spend an evening with a visionary photojournalist who has explored some of the world’s most remote places.
  • January 15, 2015
    A natural storyteller, Gregory Porter redefines the emotional tenor of what jazz singing can be, weaving elements of folk, R&B and soul into melodies that seem fresh and timeless at the same time.
  • January 16, 2015 to May 1, 2015
    The Art, Design & Architecture Museum's exhibit "How to Make the Universe Right" presents an unprecedented group of scrolls and ceremonial objects of the Yao people and other groups from Vietnam and Southern China. This rich tradition of Shamanist practice brings together Daoist and Buddhist deities, Confucian ancestor worship...
  • January 17, 2015
    Charlie Chaplin's quintessential romantic comedy follows the misadventures of the Little Tramp as he tries to help a beautiful blind flower seller. Live accompaniment by the Santa Barbara Symphony.
  • January 18, 2015
    Charlie Chaplin's quintessential romantic comedy follows the misadventures of the Little Tramp as he tries to help a beautiful blind flower seller. Live accompaniment by the Santa Barbara Symphony.
  • January 20, 2015
    The plucky, all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain brings more crowd-pleasing songs, more wry banter and even more ukes for an evening of rollicking fun.
  • January 22, 2015
    The adventurous, genre-defying ensemble Brooklyn Rider returns to perform new works, including a new piece co-commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures and composed by Wilco’s Glenn Kotche.
  • January 24, 2015
    Get ready to be dazzled “with amazing feats of athleticism [and] daring heart-stopping stunts” (Broadway World), performed by the premier Chinese acrobatic company touring the U.S.
  • January 27, 2015
    A singer, songwriter, poet and author, Patti Smith ranks among the most influential rock icons of all time.
  • January 28, 2015
    Drawing from his new best-seller about the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, Michio Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold.
  • January 29, 2015
    Like elegant temple sculptures come to life, Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy weave a sensuous spell in solos and duets, accompanied by live music and narration.