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 August 31, 2018
    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.  The objects displayed here include household...
  • May 22, 2018 to June 30, 2018
    The UCSB Art of Science competition has teamed up with the newest museum in Santa Barbara to showcase the 10 winning Art of Science pieces!  Head into the heart of downtown Santa Barbara for a visit to the MOXI, where science and creativity come together for the young and old.  As you navigate and play your way through the 3 floors, keep your...
  • July 6, 2018
    For nearly 20 years, the Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s most renowned animation festivals and presented these new and innovative short films to audiences around the world. This year’s lineup offers a wealth of humor, insight and profundity with 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts....
  • July 11, 2018
    Dubbed “a tour de force of ink-washed, crosshatched mischief and unlikely sublimity” by The New York Times, The Triplets of Belleville is a wildly inventive and highly original animated feature crowded with colorful characters and fantastic imagery. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is...
  • July 13, 2018
    Dubbed “a tour de force of ink-washed, crosshatched mischief and unlikely sublimity” by The New York Times, The Triplets of Belleville is a wildly inventive and highly original animated feature crowded with colorful characters and fantastic imagery. Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is...
  • July 18, 2018
    There is trouble brewing in the back yard of the daffy, cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his loyal companion, the pragmatic, worry-ridden dog Gromit. The much-loved duo’s latest business venture – a pest-control outfit called Anti-Pesto – is booming. Wallace and Gromit soon land a job from the alluring Lady Tottington to stop a giant rabbit from...
  • July 19, 2018
    Please join us for an exclusive reception of the Women of Impact book and exhibition. Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder of impactmania and AD&A Museum Senior Fellow, captured more than 1 million words from 130 women in 30 countries who are driving cultural, social, and economic impact. Join us and meet a number of the women from the book! For more...
  • July 20, 2018
    There is trouble brewing in the back yard of the daffy, cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his loyal companion, the pragmatic, worry-ridden dog Gromit. The much-loved duo’s latest business venture – a pest-control outfit called Anti-Pesto – is booming. Wallace and Gromit soon land a job from the alluring Lady Tottington to stop a giant rabbit from...
  • July 25, 2018
    In this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson, the urbane Mr. Fox cannot resist returning to his sneaky, farm-raiding old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Then, he must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. Featuring vibrant performances by George...
  • July 26, 2018
    Gary will not only show clips from past and current works, she will also discuss some of the conceptual underpinnings of her practice. For Gary, applying an “ethic of care” to her work with the archival materials she researches and utilizes is integral to her working method. She is focused on addressing challenging topics but always with a...
  • July 27, 2018
    In this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson, the urbane Mr. Fox cannot resist returning to his sneaky, farm-raiding old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Then, he must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. Featuring vibrant performances by George...
  • August 1, 2018
    In this breakthrough computer-animated comedy, Remy (Patton Oswalt) dreams of becoming a renowned French chef who can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart’s delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When fate places Remy beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau, Remy must face his family’s misgivings...
  • August 8, 2018
    In this beloved and critically-acclaimed animated feature, an inquisitive young boy named Hogarth Hughes forms a powerful friendship with a gentle robot visitor from outer space. An adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, the film follows the adventures of Hogarth and the Iron Giant as they try to save the misunderstood giant machine from...
  • August 10, 2018
    In this beloved and critically-acclaimed animated feature, an inquisitive young boy named Hogarth Hughes forms a powerful friendship with a gentle robot visitor from outer space. An adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, the film follows the adventures of Hogarth and the Iron Giant as they try to save the misunderstood giant machine from...
  • August 15, 2018
    Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the French-Iranian animated film Persepolis traces Satrapi’s growth from a precocious and outspoken 9-year-old to a rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in...
  • August 17, 2018
    Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the French-Iranian animated film Persepolis traces Satrapi’s growth from a precocious and outspoken 9-year-old to a rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in...
  • August 22, 2018
    The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film, this one-of-a-kind biopic examines the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The story is depicted in animated oil paintings that echo the artist’s vibrant impasto style. On July 27, 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a...
  • August 24, 2018
    The world’s first fully oil-painted feature film, this one-of-a-kind biopic examines the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The story is depicted in animated oil paintings that echo the artist’s vibrant impasto style. On July 27, 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a...
  • August 31, 2018
    Firooz Zahedi, a celebrated Hollywood photographer, will talk about his photos and years in Hollywood, and how his work addresses the issues of celebrity and image-making. Zahedi will also discuss his current book of photographs of LA mid-century modern houses.