Highlighted Events

  • 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 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 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 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...
  • October 8, 2014 to December 19, 2014
    Judy Baca is a world-renowned painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator. Currently a professor of Chicano/a Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, she was the founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974, which evolved into a community arts organization known as the Social and Public Art Resource...
  • November 23, 2014
    Join an engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for an engaging evening exploring the Red Planet, with an update on the latest chapter in the ongoing story of Mars exploration.
  • December 3, 2014
    UCSB's Ensemble for Contemporary Music presents its debut concert for the 2014-2015 season, "The Ties that Bind." The show will include a selection of new pieces with a clear parentage, tied to strong European, American, and South American bloodlines, plus music by Kalevi AHO (Finland), Fred LERDAHL (USA), Gustav MAHLER (Austria),...
  • December 3, 2014
    Where do black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and 70s? Through archival footage and in-depth interviews with former members of the Black Panther Party, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and other organizations, this documentary film unearths the story of black women’s...
  • December 4, 2014
    The body in the swimming pool as metonym for trouble in paradise is a recurrent motif bordering on cliché in Hollywood/ West Coast sunshine noir. As California contends with its severest drought in the state’s recorded rainfall history and intimations of apocalypse proliferate, the trope becomes especially ominous and loaded. UCSB professor of...
  • December 4, 2014
    Award-winning comedian and author Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward and hilarious stories of telling jokes and, he says, “how that can get you in trouble.”
  • December 7, 2014
    Winner of six Tony Awards and two Grammys, barrier-breaking Broadway legend Audra McDonald captivates with her commanding dramatic presence and sumptuous, expressive voice.
  • December 12, 2014
    Come bring the whole family for a festive, heartwarming Celtic Christmas with one of the most acclaimed ensembles of traditional music from the Emerald Isle.