Highlighted Events

  • July 9, 2014 to September 14, 2014
    Take “Orihon,” an artists’ book recently acquired by UC Santa Barbara. The work of Chicago-based Tom Burtonwood, it’s a three-dimensional, accordion-fold volume that is a tactile, visual assemblage of textures and reliefs printed into thick plastic. Pins and modular hinges — prototyped by the artist himself — are what hold its pages in place. Key...
  • September 5, 2014 to September 7, 2014
    Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed, award-winning Theater / Dance program NAKED SHAKES’ mission is to present energetic, raw, vibrant Shakespeare using the power of the actor and the language. A Midsummer Night’s Dream may be Shakespeare’s most imaginative and theatrical play of them all: a crazy, whimsical, adventurous and...
  • September 6, 2014
    The focus of this month's event is Ethnobotany, with activities about visualizing how local land and plant species were and are used, and making snacks from native plants. Visit the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) to explore the natural history of the area, connect with like-minded people, become a steward,...
  • September 10, 2014
    UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management is among the co-sponsors of this community forum about ongoing efforts to slow down ships in the Santa Barbara Channel for cleaner air and whale protection. Steven Gaines, Bren School dean, will moderate a panel discussion at the event, which will feature speakers from the shipping...
  • 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...
  • September 27, 2014
    On September 27th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the amazing and hopping Santa Barbara Funk Zone will have a fundraiser for the Koegel Autism Center. The Lark, Lucky Penny and the Guitar Bar have generously offered an afternoon of wine and food tasting with entertaining music. This event will raise much needed funding for graduate student scholarships...