Highlighted Events

  • October 17, 2016 to January 29, 2017
    A photo essay by photo journalist John Paul Gallagher Gonzales about the people who live around El Malecon, the boardwalk area in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
  • November 8, 2016 to March 23, 2017
    The widespread introduction of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the Great War (1914-1918). This exhibition showcases original helmets, photographs, and WWI artifacts and can be viewed at the UCSB Library's Mountain Gallery, 1st floor.
  • January 13, 2017 to January 22, 2017
    The university’s dynamic resident professional dance company celebrated its 40th Anniversary season with exciting premieres by choreographers Emily Schoen (NYC), Joshua Beamish (London), Edgar Zendejas (Montreal), Alice Condodina, Jerry Pearson and artistic director Christopher Pilafian. The 2016-17 season introduces fresh new works by guest...
  • January 21, 2017
    Join the Academy Award-winning make up artist for a conversation about working with Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro on Raging Bull, Sylvester Stallone on Rocky and his Oscar win for Mask.
  • January 22, 2017
    “Garrison Keillor must be doing something right – millions of Americans consider themselves honorary citizens of his fictive town, Lake Wobegon.” San Francisco Chronicle Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor is beloved for his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. As host of the live radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion – now in his...
  • January 23, 2017
    UCSB faculty will have a series of teach-ins to raise consciousness, learn together, and support each other at a time when divisions are spreading. It will be a space to look at imaginative and radical ways to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia and oppression. It will also be a space that would address building a community that is...
  • January 23, 2017
    Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and Professor in History at Stanford University. He was one of the founders of the Stanford Archaeology Center and has served two terms as its director. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and on world history. Dr. Morris is an...
  • January 23, 2017
    “With klezmer, Perlman appears to be perfectly at home... the look of sheer delight that continually illuminates his face underscores the sense of discovery that touches almost every note he plays.” Los Angeles Times Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of...
  • January 24, 2017
    Favianna Rodriguez’s art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. She aims to critique and reinterpret the larger discursive immigration narratives that are shaping people’s lives around the globe, but especially here in the United States. Her practice serves as a tool for education, agitation...
  • January 24, 2017
    “A sort of multicultural mynah bird, [Jones] lays our mongrel nation before us with gorgeous, pitch-perfect impersonations of the rarely heard or dramatized.” The New Yorker “A master of the genre.” The New York Times Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright, performer and activist Sarah Jones transforms into a dynamic medley of characters with...
  • January 25, 2017
    Using and re-using data created by others has become an essential part of contemporary scholarly work. From climate data published by government agencies to Tweets collected using Open Source software, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines base their work on datasets that have opaque origins and uncertain futures. Conducting research that is...
  • January 25, 2017
    Salim Yaqub discusses Imperfect Strangers, his new book on U.S.-Arab relations in the 1970s. He argues that the seventies were a pivotal decade in U.S.-Arab relations–a time when Americans and Arabs became an inescapable presence in each other’s lives and perceptions, and when each society came to feel profoundly vulnerable to the political,...
  • January 25, 2017
    What can people do to change a world full of violence and hate? Is non-violent revolution possible? The film addresses these questions through the life and thought of Rev. James Lawson. This African American Methodist minister worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., to initiate civil rights struggles in the South in the 1960s. In recent years, he...
  • January 25, 2017
    "Privilege", Yvonne Rainer's sixth feature, is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Taking on a subject that has been virtually invisible on film, Rainer has fashioned a witty and risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender, and class. Privilege is set in motion by clips from an old black and...
  • January 26, 2017
    A UCSB Reads & Immigration Awareness Week event. Co-sponsored with Undocumented Student Services, Resource Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and MultiCultural Center.
  • January 26, 2017
    Stephanie Camba is a writer, poet, singer, MC, visual art-maker, fighter, healer, and eternal learner. With transnational origins, they were born in the Philippines and raised in the Marshall Islands. Camba has struggled with finding a sense of belonging in spaces or with people because of the complexity of experiences and traumas of being an...
  • January 26, 2017
    Franny Choi is a writer, performer, and teaching artist. She is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone and the forthcoming chapbook Death by Sex Machine. She has been a finalist for multiple national poetry slams and has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her work has been featured by the Huffington...
  • January 26, 2017
    Dubbed “America’s new past master” by the Chicago Tribune, Brinkley is the author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America and The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom. A professor of history at Rice University, he has been described by...
  • January 27, 2017
    In the summer of 1960, dancer-choreographer and social activist Anna Halprin taught a revolutionary workshop on her open-air dance deck located on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais north of San Francisco. A natural environment within civic view, the dance deck had long drawn celebrated collaborators Merce Cunningham and John Cage. The 1960 summer dance...
  • January 27, 2017
    Explore the original drawings, scores and photographs at the Museum while UCSB student dancers perform reconstructions of Forti's Huddle and Slantboard dance performances.
  • January 27, 2017
    The Departments of Theater and Dance and the History of Art & Architecture, including the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, will host an all-day conference in the HSSB Ballet Studio from 9:00am – 4:00pm where Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer will meet again for the first time since 1960. Anna, 97, Simone, 84 and Yvonne...
  • January 28, 2017
    In this psychological thriller, John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is a police detective whose career is derailed by a traumatic incident in the line of duty, which leaves him suffering from acrophobia and vertigo. He becomes a private investigator, and is hired by an acquaintance to follow Madeleine (Kim Novak), his employer's wife, who...
  • January 28, 2017
    The Departments of Theater and Dance and the History of Art & Architecture, including the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, will host an all-day conference in the HSSB Ballet Studio from 9:00am – 4:00pm where Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer will meet again for the first time since 1960. Anna, 97, Simone, 84 and Yvonne...
  • January 28, 2017
    “…they brought electricity! The Korean dancers were a percussive high light; their intensity and skill unremitting.” –ballet magazine
    Known as a global movement with a bold mix of the East and West, the OngDance Company brings a sacred journey through the history of Korean dance and music. From the ancient Court dance of the Goryeo Dynasty...
  • January 28, 2017
    “…they brought electricity! The Korean dancers were a percussive high light; their intensity and skill unremitting.” –ballet magazine
    Known as a global movement with a bold mix of the East and West, the OngDance Company brings a sacred journey through the history of Korean dance and music. From the ancient Court dance of the Goryeo Dynasty...