Highlighted Events

  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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 12, 2018
    Wesley Arai, Associate Carillonist at UC Berkeley, will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2-3 pm. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
  • 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 to August 18, 2018
    The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will present the third annual UCSB Summer Music Festival on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2018 on the UCSB campus. Sponsored by the UCSB Office of Summer Sessions, the festival will feature performances by the Grammy Award-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, violist and UCSB Music...
  • 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 19, 2018
    Margo Halsted, Carillonist at UC Santa Barbara, will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2-3 pm. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
  • 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.
  • November 18, 2018
    The UCSB Department of Music will present flutist and UCSB Professor Jill Felber with the Nexus String Quartet on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Violinists Hall Grossman and Fritz Gearhart, violist Mary Harris, and cellist Andrew Smith (UCSB alumnus) will join Ms. Felber to present Amy Beach's Theme and Variations for...