Highlighted Events

  • September 12, 2014 to December 12, 2014
    This Art, Design & Architecture Museum exhibition brings together handcrafted sculptures that highlight the enduring appeal of objects and emphasize process and materials. Works included demonstrate the primary role of the artist in every aspect of their production, from conception through execution. Show curator Will Simons, CCS ‘09,...
  • September 12, 2014 to December 12, 2014
    The Indian film industry, or Bollywood, is the world’s largest producer of films, releasing more than one thousand films a year. These films display a spectacular blend of romance, melodrama, fantasy, song, and dance extravaganza. This Art, Design & Architecture Museum exhibition explores the history of Bollywood posters and their influence on...
  • 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...
  • September 12, 2014 to December 12, 2014
    With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, Barton Myers' exhibit at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum will present an overview of almost 50 years of architecture. Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects...
  • October 3, 2014
    Shane Hamilton, a professor of history at the University of Georgia, is the author of Trucking Country: the Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy (2008), which won the Theodore Saloutos Award for the Best Book in Agricultural History. He is a leading figure among historians writing a new history of capitalism. In his appearance at UCSB, he...
  • October 4, 2014 to October 5, 2014
    Isla Vista Arts Presents Shakespeare in the Park: Capt’n Lear — the Bard's King Lear done as a 60-minute commedia romp! Bring a blanket, bring a friend. Free. Playing on Saturday, October 4, at 12:30 p.m., and again on Sunday, October 5, at 7 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park brings both classical drama and wild Commedia d’ell Arte...
  • October 4, 2014
    The UCSB Department of Music presents the Fall Carillon Recital featuring Margo Halsted, Carillonist and Adjunct Professor of Music and UCSB Alumnus Ethan Schwartz (Class of 2013).  This event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 3-4 p.m., with an additional 35 minutes allowed afterward for taking listeners to view the instrument perched atop...
  • October 4, 2014
    Hailed as "Africa's premier diva" by Time magazine, Grammy-winning vocalist Angelique Kidjo is a bona fide, chart-topping world music superstart. Her highly unique style combines powerful West African grooves, American R&B, samba beats and sophisticated jazz harmonies. With a big heart as well as a big voice, she is a UNICEF Goodwill...
  • October 5, 2014
    Internationally acclaimed musicians Benjamin Brecher (tenor) and Robert Koenig (pianist) collaborate to perform previously unheard songs by Franz Liszt in a program titled “Forgotten Liszt.”  These talented UCSB faculty members introduce audiences to rare first editions of Liszt’s songs, composed at the beginning of his career.  Thanks to the...
  • October 8, 2014 to December 19, 2014
    Judy Baca is a world-renowned painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator. Currently a professor of Chicano/a Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, she was the founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974, which evolved into a community arts organization known as the Social and Public Art Resource...
  • October 10, 2014
    Pianist Kevin Ayesh has performed throughout the United States. Since 1992 Ayesh has been the head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina.  As a North Carolina Visiting Artist for four years, he appeared before thousands across that state, performing as many as 75 recitals in a season. A native of...
  • October 12, 2014
    Carsey-Wolf Center's Script to Screen series celebrates the starts of its fourth season with 500 Days of Summer and a post-screening Q&A with screenwriter Scott Neustadter (The Fault In Our Stars, The Spectacular Now and the upcoming Paper Towns). Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t....
  • October 13, 2014
    The annual "Engineering the Future" lectureship at UCSB, hosted by the College of Engineering, for 2014 will welcome Raffaello D'Andrea — an autonomous systems visionary, co-founder of Kiva Systems and professor of dynamic systems and control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, in his presentation "Feeback...
  • October 14, 2014
    Café KITP presents The Choreography of Cells: How Living Matter Dances to a Genetic Tune. Before you were born, you were an embryo, and before that, a single cell. That tiny cell had some of Mom's and Dad's genetic code, plus a few other things, but no one knows exactly what happened to turn that single
    cell into an incredibly complex,...
  • October 16, 2014
    The President and CEO of the nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson, will discuss and sign copies of his forthcoming book, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. This biographical tale looks at the people who invented the...
  • October 16, 2014 to October 30, 2014
    INSIDE PERSPECTIVES is a faculty-moderated quarterly film series sponsored by The Carsey-Wolf Center and the Department of Film and Media Studies. This quarter's focus is on the work of renowned director Martin Scorsese. Events are as follows: Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. — 10 p.m.
    Featured film: Mean Streets
    Post-screening Q&A with...
  • November 5, 2014 to November 20, 2014
    Editing is an art and the central process of post-production. Join the Carsey-Wolf Center for this series featuring three of today’s most dynamic film and television editors as they discuss their craft. Weds., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. — 10 p.m.
    Featured film: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Post-screening Q&A with editor Fred Raskin Thurs., Nov....
  • November 14, 2014 to November 22, 2014
    New York Times critic Charles Isherwood once described Will Eno as a "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generatio." Middletown: A Play is a bit like a post-Beckett Our Town, treated in a sort of postmodern Chekhovian way. Written in 2010, Middletown won the inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Promising New...