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 17, 2015 to May 1, 2015
    "Fletcher Benton: The Artist's Studio" examines the artistic process of sculptor Fletcher Benton, known for his large-scale, geometric steel sculptures. The exhibition will reveal how Benton's practice relies on intuition to create grand, abstract gestures from modest, industrial materials. Works included in the exhibition are drawn directly from...
  • January 17, 2015 to May 1, 2015
    "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 and Animism. These scroll paintings, costumes, masks, instruments...
  • January 17, 2015 to May 1, 2015
    After World War II, a generation of young, London-based architects, artists and writers rethought the art and architecture of a culture fascinated with American consumerism, pop culture, mass communication and visions of a better tomorrow. In 1956, several of these architects, painters and sculptors collaborated on This is Tomorrow. This...
  • February 10, 2015 to June 30, 2015
    This exhibition, which explores Indigenous peoples’ heritage and identity, features ancient and modern objects from the Library’s Special Research Collections, and items on loan, including a Chumash canoe called a tomol; pre-Columbian artifacts; medicinal plants; and contemporary graphic art, literature and theater. Opening Event: At 4 p.m....
  • April 19, 2015
    “The queen of children’s music,” according to People magazine, performs upbeat, catchy, kind-hearted songs that speak to kids without talking down to them.
  • April 21, 2015
    The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. Dr. Daniel Levitin shares deep insights about how the human mind works and ways we can manage our lives better for a more satisfying and successful life.
  • April 22, 2015
    The twentieth century was witness to an ethical discourse about the scope of the human that took its cues from a discussion of how people should sound. Specifically, the tones and timbres of vocal and instrumental music became key reference points in a dialogue about how to maintain one’s humanity under the conditions of modern urban industrial...
  • April 22, 2015
    With pianist Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh probes the impact of Beethoven on a diverse group of composers and musicians, exploring ideas about art making and identity.
  • April 23, 2015
    Topic: How Can ISIS End? Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer explains the rise of this potent extremist movement and explores options in dealing with it, based on his studies of the rise of religious violence around the world, including interviews in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Chancellor's Community Breakfast is open to all community members...
  • April 23, 2015
    Environmentalist Julia Marton-Lefèvre will give the Environmental Studies Program's 34th Annual Manley Memorial Lecture. Titled "From Conservation Research to Influencing Policy," Marton-Lefèvre's talk will address how to find the right balance between saving biodiversity and sustainable development. She will propose, and hopes to discuss with the...
  • April 23, 2015
    Ursula Heise (English, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA) In the early twenty-first century, the majority of the global human population lives in cities. Future population growth will occur mostly in cities. This shift challenges conventional forms of environmental imagination with their focus on wild and rural habitats. The...
  • April 23, 2015
    Join us for an evening of wining and dining downtown Santa Barbara to kick off the 2015 All Gaucho Reunion! This event, focused on celebrating and showcasing the local Gaucho Alumni, staff, and supporter community kicks off the weekend line up. Whether you're a UCSB alumni or just a fan, join friends old and new for cocktails, conversation...
  • April 23, 2015
    Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, A University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die because he was gay. Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case as Matt's brief life is remembered in this searing, poignant, and multi...
  • April 24, 2015 to April 25, 2015
    UCSB's Environmental Studies Program will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a series of events on April 24 and 25. Activities will include career and scientific panels, and keynote speaker Pete McCloskey, the former Congressman, co-author of the Endangered Species Act and co-chair of the first Earth Day in 1970. Events are free and open to the...
  • April 24, 2015
    The UCSB Alumni Association is proud to honor Kim and Jack Johnson in an evening featuring conversation about their sustainability initiatives, film highlights from Jack's 2014 tour and music.
  • April 24, 2015
    Award-winning French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux is coming to rock The Hub! Regarded as one of Latin America’s leading female MCs, Tijoux has a hip-hop style and sound that crosses borders. Her style and sound comprises of socially conscious lyrics, a hypnotic jazzy voice, and dynamic beats. Named 'Best Female Rap Album of 2014' by the...
  • April 25, 2015
    The Gaucho Gallop promises to have something for the entire family! Choose from the Elite Rehab 5K Run/Walk, Kids Dash, or the SB Airbus Gaucho Challenge. Celebrate your finish in style at the Finish Line Festival, held inside of Harder Stadium with FREE breakfast burritos and live music. The race is held in conjunction with the 9th annual All...
  • April 25, 2015
    The excitement and anticipation is brewing as we prepare for what promises to be the highlight of the 9th Annual All Gaucho Reunion, the Taste of UCSB Food, Beer and Wine Festival!
    Over 50 Gaucho chefs, brewers, caterers, and vintners are coming to UCSB to bring you the most exquisite cuisine and beverages. The event also features live music...
  • April 25, 2015
    Mr. TMZ himself, Harvey Levin, UCSB class of '72, will be sharing insights on his amazing career that has included working as an attorney, TV news reporter, Host of The People's Court and most recently, creating and starring in TMZ! Presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center.
  • April 25, 2015
    Commemorating the centenary of WWI, Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern and composer Arthur Sauer reconstruct the Western Front on a miniature film set, projecting compelling stories from the frontlines.
  • April 26, 2015
    Commemorating the centenary of WWI, Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern and composer Arthur Sauer reconstruct the Western Front on a miniature film set, projecting compelling stories from the frontlines.
  • April 27, 2015
    Join us for a special conversation with this beloved and groundbreaking dance icon, now 94, following a screening of <i>Breath Made Visible</i>.
  • April 28, 2015
    UCSB computer science professor Giovanni Vigna is the second speaker in the Library’s new Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series. He’ll present “The Evolution of Malware (or ‘Ninja Malware Attack!’),” at 4 pm Tuesday, April 28, in the Pacific View Room.
    Vigna’s current research interests include malware analysis, Web security, vulnerability...
  • April 28, 2015
    UCSB Computer Scientist Giovanni Vigna will speak on "The Evolution of Malware (or "Ninja Malware Attack!)" as part of Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series. A reception will follow Vigna's talk. Please note that seating is limited.