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 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
    Magic Lantern Films presents:
    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY @ 7 PM
    THE LEGO MOVIE @ 10 PM
    with cake, ice cream & more!
    Monday, Apr 27
    Isla Vista Theater
    $2 !!!!!! Visit www.ihc.ucsb.edu/ivarts for more movies!
  • April 27, 2015
    Join us for a special conversation with this beloved and groundbreaking dance icon, now 94, following a screening of Breath Made Visible.
  • 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.
  • April 28, 2015
    Henning Berg, composer, trombonist, improviser, programmer performs as part of the Corwin Chair Music Series April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
    April 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
  • April 28, 2015
    Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former college quarterback and gender violence prevention educator, pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive stereotypes of manhood...
  • April 28, 2015
    Shuji Nakamura, recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics and Professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering at UCSB, will give a historic review of his pioneering work.
  • April 30, 2015
    Part of the 34th annual Santa Barbara County Economic Summit. Panel Discussion: Business in the Social Media Age.
  • April 30, 2015
    Harold Abramowitz (Blind Spot)
    Amanda Ackerman (The Book of Feral Flora)
    Michelle Detorie (After-Cave) Three Southern California poets will read their work and discuss how the profound instability of the natural world informs their poetry, which often confronts the limitations of language while investigating forms that mirror our...
  • April 30, 2015
    A lively conversation with the influential author of <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i>, <i>Cooked</i>, <i>In Defense of Food</i> and <i>The Botany of Desire</i>.
  • May 1, 2015
    To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Active Minds at UCSB wants you to end your school/work week by celebrating your mental health on Friday, May 1, 2015, by joining the 4th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness in Santa Barbara at East Beach. You may register as an individual, join a current team, or create your own walking team (super fun...
  • May 2, 2015
    A love letter to the blues and tap – two of America’s most beloved art forms – The Blues Project evokes bygone eras while bringing us feet forward into the present.
  • May 4, 2015
    David Sedaris returns to Santa Barbara for more hilarious anecdotes, not-yet-published writing and excerpts from his mega-best-selling books.
  • May 5, 2015
    Les Arts Florissants, one of the world’s most respected vocal and instrumental early music ensembles, presents a program of late 17th century <i>airs de cour</i>.
  • May 5, 2015
    1941 is a period comedy that looks at hysterical Californians after the attack on Pearl Harbor who are convinced that they are the next target. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The film received three Oscar nominations. The screening will be followed by a Q&amp;A with screenwriter Bob Gale (who...
  • May 6, 2015
    As part of the neo-noir series, Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) adopts the noir aesthetic to evoke Los Angeles in the 1930s as a spiritually and ecologically arid land. A private detective, played by Jack Nicholson, is hired to expose a tawdry affair, but finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. The film was inspired by...
  • May 8, 2015
    Emmy Award-winning artist Vân Ánh Vo dedicates her life to creating music on the dan Tranh (16-string zither). She fuses her traditional Vietnamese foundation with freshness in new structures and compositions. Vân Ánh will take the audience on a journey to Vietnam through this performance of traditional sounds of North, Central, and South Vietnam...
  • May 13, 2015
    Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as...
  • May 19, 2015
    Three Chumash people will share how the Library exhibition “Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Roots, Resistance, and Resurgence” relates to their community. The 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...