Highlighted Events

  • March 10, 2018 to June 30, 2018
    Location: Mountain Gallery The UCSB Library is pleased to showcase these eye-catching student photographs.  Each year, the UCSB Education Abroad Program (EAP) invites past study abroad participants to submit memorable images from their time outside the United States.  This collection represents the winners and finalists from the 2017 contest.  ...
  • April 2, 2018 to June 9, 2018
    Location: Art & Architecture Collection On view at the UCSB Library in collaboration with UCSB’s Art, Design, & Architecture (AD&A) Museum and the UCSB MesoAmerican Research Center (MARC), the UCSB Library is pleased to present this exhibition as part of MARC's outreach to expand the knowledge of the Arts of Pre-Columbian America. ...
  • April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
    Exhibit/MCC Lounge: April 2nd – June 15th Opening Reception/MCC Lounge and Theater: Thursday, April 12th, 6 pm Indian Heritage is a Native American art exhibition that compliments the film Great Walls of Indian Heritage. The genesis of this exhibit starts at the red road, and the American Indian Student Association inspires its vitality. Andrew...
  • May 18, 2018 to June 3, 2018
    This year’s graduating cohort of MFA Art students at UC Santa Barbara have titled their collective efforts, “The Chess Club” acknowledging the nature of the game as they position themselves for their next decisive “move”: from students and trainees to professional artists. They are about to apply the strategies vital...
  • May 22, 2018
    In celebration of the roles of women in film comedy, the Carsey-Wolf Center is proud to present a pair of classic short films from the silent period—Won in a Cupboard (1914) and The Oyster Princess (1919)—with live piano accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Won in a Cupboard is the earliest extant film directed by Mabel Normand, the...
  • May 23, 2018
    The UCSB Library is pleased to co-sponsor this event with UCSB'sMultiCultural Center.  This film is part of the MCC's "Cup of Culture Series"  and will be shown in the MCC Theater. This film tells the story of the early Chinese immigrants to the Mississippi Delta during the 19th century, exploring how the community steadily grew in the early...
  • May 23, 2018
    This film tells the story of the early Chinese immigrants to the Mississippi Delta during the 19th century. ; then it explores how the community steadily grew in the early part of the 20th century, as Chinese families across the Delta opened grocery stores that served both the black and white populations. The film’s importance arises not only from...
  • May 24, 2018
    Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory The UCSB Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory presents a public talk by scholar and artist Johanna Drucker. Drucker's talk is co-sponsored by Transcriptions (UCSB English). Drucker, the inaugural Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information...
  • May 25, 2018
    The 27th Annual Reel Loud Film...
  • May 25, 2018 to June 3, 2018
    Set in Germany on the cusp of the Nazis’ rise to power, this iconic musical resonates in our contemporary world. What happens to a society that sings and dances away its fears, rather than looks them in the eye?​ 1918. “The War to End All Wars” was over. The Allied Powers (including France, England, and the United States) emerged victorious...
  • May 27, 2018
    Under the direction of Paul Bambach, the UCSB Wind Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. In recognition of the ensemble's 25th Anniversary, alumni will join the current members for an evening of favorites from the ensemble's repertoire. Photo by Eric Isaacs. Admission is...
  • May 29, 2018
    Visual qualities were the most important elements in the description of gemstones as well as in the description of their imitations in several crafts, such as oil painting and glass-making in the medieval and early modern period. In this lecture Sven Dupré shows that these descriptions offered a vocabulary to those approaching the question of...
  • May 30, 2018
    Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, the UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) will present its annual spring concert on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
  • May 30, 2018
    Yet in its emphasis on black imagination, creation and liberation, the movie becomes an emblem of a past that was denied and a future that feels very present.” NY Times After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's...
  • May 30, 2018
    Hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful, and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side are traditional free speech advocates who charge that recent demands for...
  • May 31, 2018
    Jeanne Theoharis debunks contemporary imaginings of the civil rights movement in her new book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History. By showing how the movement was unpopular, disruptive, coast-to-coast, leader-full, and courageously persevering in its time, Theoharis challenges exceptionalist...
  • June 1, 2018
    The UCSB Chamber Choir, under the direction of Grey Brothers, and Women's Chorus, under the direction of Tyler Reece, will present their annual spring concert on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.). Photo by Tony Mastres.
  • June 2, 2018
    Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Photo by Tony Mastres.
  • June 3, 2018
    Under the direction of Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
  • June 4, 2018
    The University Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present their annual spring concert on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players, and open the first half of the concert. Photo by Tony Mastres.
  • June 6, 2018
    Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Photo by Matt Perko.
  • June 7, 2018
    Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble will present a concert of Indian classical music on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Founded in 1989 by ethnomusicology professor and chair of the Department of Music, Scott Marcus, the UCSB Music of India Ensemble is an official...
  • June 8, 2018
    Under the direction of Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir will present their annual spring concert, featuring traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions, on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Founded over 25 years ago, the choir is regularly featured in...