Highlighted Events

  • July 28, 2017 to January 25, 2018
    Located in the Ocean Gallery, this exhibition will feature the winners of the annual Art of Science competition organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute. The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.
  • September 16, 2017 to December 8, 2017
    Sacred Art in the Age of Contact focuses on the relationship between art and religion in both Chumash and Spanish traditions in the early Mission period.  Highlighting themes of devotion, sacred space, language and materiality. The exhibition investigates the mutually transformative interaction among these traditions, and will draw implications...
  • September 25, 2017 to December 15, 2017
    Iridescent Tongues reflects upon the spirituality of sensations and movement through queer Desi femme imaginations. These sensorial meanings explore queer desire, duality, pain, release, and sensuality to unravel deeper, liberatory practices of loving/being. Khushboo Kataria Gulati draws from intimate rituals and conversations with their flesh,...
  • October 10, 2017 to October 30, 2017
    “Diversity Matters,” a Graduate Division series of multilevel programming for faculty and staff, is designed to emphasize the crucial role of diversity in all university endeavors. The initiative seeks to promote conversations around the central role of diversity in the university’s mission of research, teaching and service; barriers to diversity...
  • October 18, 2017
    Mountainfilm was launched in Telluride more than 30 years ago by a group of climbers and friends dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. Still true to the core idea that friends, adventure, passion and powerful ideas are as...
  • October 19, 2017
    A Polish theatrical troupe becomes embroiled in complex political machinations following Hitler's invasion of Poland in Ernst Lubitsch's controversial anti-Nazi political satire. Starring Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Felix Bressart, and Robert Stack, To Be or Not to Be was released to ambivalent reviews after Lombard's tragic and...
  • October 19, 2017
    Orchestra of Exiles tells the dramatic story of how celebrated Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman rescued many of Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from Nazi Germany and created one of the world’s greatest orchestras: the Palestine Philharmonic, which would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. This extraordinary documentary mixes period...
  • October 20, 2017
    “A blend of Cuban and Central African traditions that is seamless and organic- and infectious.” The Los Angeles Times Ricardo Lemvo’s innovative blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Pan-Africa styles <em>(soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba) are infectious. Lemvo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via...
  • October 21, 2017
    Join Elyse Gonzales, Diva Zumaya and Margaret Bell, curators of the fall exhibitions, The Schoolhouse and the Bus and Sacred Art in the Age of Contact,  for an informal walk–through in the museum.
  • October 21, 2017
    Directed by Gabrielle Castriotta, the UCSB Oboe Studio presents a Guest Artist Masterclass with Scott Hostetler, Oboe/English Horn with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Oboe at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1-3:30 p.m. in Music Room 1145. Admission is free and the event is...
  • October 21, 2017
    “Two terms as vice president have confirmed the essential goodness, if not greatness, of this man.” The New Republic “The best vice president America has ever had… A lion of American history.” – Former U.S. President Barack Obama A lifelong public servant, former Vice President Joe Biden's career has been defined by his commitment to equality...
  • October 23, 2017
    Author of the gripping memoir Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance became “the voice of the Rust Belt” (The Washington Post) when his book exploded into the national political conversation during the last presidential election campaign. A proud product of Appalachia and Ohio, Vance made his way from the Marines to Yale Law School and into the Bay Area tech...
  • October 25, 2017
    The UC Santa Barbara Department​ ​of​ ​Statistics​ ​and​ ​Applied​ ​Probability​ ​and​ ​GRAPHIQ​ ​present the​ ​new ​Distinguished​ ​Lecture​ ​Series​ ​in​ ​Data​ ​Science, with an inaugural talk by Peter​ ​Norvig, Director​ ​of​ ​Research,​ ​Google​ ​Inc., on “Creating​ ​Software​ ​with​ ​Machine​ ​Learning: Challenges​ ​and​ ​Promise.”...
  • October 26, 2017
    LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING PROF. KELLIE JONES  (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) Jones will be presenting a lecture based on her new book, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. Her research interests include African Diaspora and African American artists, Latin American and Latino/a artists, and problems in contemporary...
  • October 26, 2017
    A pompous yet kindly doorman (Emil Jannings) is demoted to the station of bathroom attendant in F.W. Murnau’s 1924 film The Last Laugh (Der letzte Mann), which debuted celebrated cinematographer Karl Freund’s “unchained camera” and other groundbreaking technical and special effects. The film’s feverish dream sequence, experimentation with...
  • October 26, 2017
    “This is Americana in its purest form... [Giddens is] a dextrous vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.” The Boston Globe Co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens brings audiences to their feet with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice and fierce spirit...
  • October 27, 2017
    SOLD OUT! Please check the MCC calendar for other great events! A Tribe Called Red, composed of DJ NDN, Bear Witness, and 2oolman, mix traditional pow-wow vocals and drumming with cutting edge-electronic music. This fusion has been hailed as the natural progression of the powwow, and has collaborated with artists like Mos Def/Yassin Bey, Narcy,...
  • October 29, 2017
    Pianist Paul Berkowitz (Professor of Piano at UCSB) will present a recital featuring the last three piano sonatas of Schubert on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. This fall, Professor Berkowitz will release two new Schubert CDs (Vols. 8 &amp; 9, the final volumes of his Schubert Piano Works cycle...
  • November 1, 2017
    “Unquestionably Mr. Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic make up a significant and valuable artistic alliance.” The New York Times “It is impossible to imagine Israel without its Philharmonic Orchestra.” – Shimon Peres, Former Israeli President, Prime Minister and Nobel Prize Laureate One of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions...
  • November 2, 2017
    Chancellor Henry T. Yang and the UCSB Affiliates invite you to join for breakfast and conversation with Dr. W. Patrick McCray, featuring an engaging presentation entitled Innovation's Shadow. Thursday, November 2, 2017
    7:30am
    El Paseo Restaurant Innovation’s Shadow
    Revolutions – technological, political or otherwise – are...
  • November 2, 2017
    Robert Reich has a reputation for seeing where politics and the economy are going before they get there. He has served under three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. A professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, Reich is the author of 15 books, including <i>Aftershock: The Next Economy...
  • November 2, 2017
    The artists will discuss their individual artistic practices and talk about their exhibition, The
    Schoolhouse and the Bus on view in the Art, Design &amp; Architecture Museum. Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Western Humanities Alliance and the Dept. of Art.
  • November 2, 2017
    In Fritz Lang’s first American film, everyman Joe (Spencer Tracy) is en route to a joyful reunion with his fiancée Katherine (Sylvia Sidney) when he is caught up in a small town’s investigation of a kidnapping. Mob violence erupts, and after narrowly escaping an attempted lynching, Joe seeks revenge via the justice system. Although the film was...
  • November 3, 2017
    Set in the mid-1950’s in Red Hook, a dockworker’s community in Brooklyn, <em>A View from the Bridge</em> tells the story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone and a fatal mistake that changes his family forever. This raw, gritty, and explosive story, with its themes of immigration, community, pride, and secret love, remains as relevant today...
  • November 3, 2017
    <b>“La Santa Cecilia spreads joy every time its members plug in to do a show. They do it one dance step at a time, with cumbias, corridos, elegant mambos and plain old rock ’n’ roll.”</b> NPR Three of today’s hottest alt-Latino groups come together for the first time, showcasing the exciting and diverse sounds of Mexican music. Los...