Highlighted Events

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • October 16, 2014 to October 30, 2014
    INSIDE PERSPECTIVES is a faculty-moderated quarterly film series sponsored by The Carsey-Wolf Center and the Department of Film and Media Studies. This quarter's focus is on the work of renowned director Martin Scorsese. Events are as follows: Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. — 10 p.m.
    Featured film: Mean Streets
    Post-screening Q&A with...
  • October 30, 2014
    The inaugural lecture for the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center's 2014-2015 series, "The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities," features UCSB's Ken Hiltner, a professor of English and of environmental studies. It is now clear that our planet is being impacted on a global scale by a range of human activities — climate change being a prime...
  • November 2, 2014
    Patty Griffin is revered for her powerfully beautiful, personal and unpredictable songs. With a gutsy, emotive voice as unmistakable as her songwriting, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was named Americana Music Association’s Artist of the Year in 2007. A spellbinding performer and gifted storyteller, Griffin brings listeners into a world...
  • November 3, 2014
    Social psychologist Timothy Wilson, of the University of Virginia, gives the talk "Redirect: Changing People's Behavior By Changing Their Stories." Wilson is a 2014-2015 Distinguished Fellow at UCSB's SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. The Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Wilson’s social psychological...
  • November 4, 2014
    Drawing on earlier studies of violence which center on alienation and insistent feelings of rejection, Thomas Scheff, professor emeritus of sociology, will give a talk titled "School Killings: Social-Emotional Causes." Judging from the media coverage of school violence, virtually all of the killers were loners who felt wronged and rejected. The...
  • November 4, 2014
    The Carsey Wolf Center's Script to Screen series presents one of this year's potential Oscar favorites, The Theory of Everything, which tells the story of physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane.  A screening of the film will be followed with a Q&A with producer Lisa Bruce, a UCSB Film & Media Studies alumna, and screenwriter/producer...
  • November 5, 2014 to November 20, 2014
    Editing is an art and the central process of post-production. Join the Carsey-Wolf Center for this series featuring three of today’s most dynamic film and television editors as they discuss their craft. Weds., Nov. 5, 7 p.m. — 10 p.m.
    Featured film: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Post-screening Q&A with editor Fred Raskin Thurs., Nov....
  • November 6, 2014
    Carol Dweck is Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.  She graduated from Barnard College in 1967 and earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1972. Dweck's work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions people use to structure the self and...
  • November 6, 2014 to November 7, 2014
    In a two-part event, the MultiCultural Center celebrates The Story of Salsa. From 6–7:30 p.m., a panel discussion at the MCC Theater will cover the origin, cultural meaning, and current global boom of salsa music, hosted by UCSB professor of sociology William I. Robinson and featuring: in person, salsa legend Angel Lebron, the New York-based...
  • November 7, 2014
    Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace while dropouts succeed? One reason is that most, if not all, of our current assessment practices are inauthentic. Assessment has been called the “hidden curriculum” as it is an important driver of students’ study habits. Unless we rethink our approach to assessment, it will be very...
  • November 8, 2014
    Acclaimed classical/contemporary music ensemble wild Up explores the topical and the visceral in a show called PULP. The music includes Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Erik Satie’s surreal Furniture Music, John Zorn’s visceral For Your Eyes Only, Julia Holter’s mesmerizing voice, the screaming psychedelic jazz of Sun Ra and...
  • November 12, 2014
    Carsey Wolf Center hosts this screening of Chinese director Yi'nan Diao's chilly whodunit, Black Coal, Thin Ice, the story of a disgraced small town detective who reunites with a former partner, when a new murder case appears oddly similar to the one that caused their downfall. The film won the Golden Bear award at the 2014 Berlin...
  • November 13, 2014
    The environmental movement has long been built around two themes – “woe is me” and “shame on you.”  But in the age of global human influence, the Anthropocene, that approach ends up resembling a circular firing squad. Is the palm oil developer the villain, or the person buying the KitKat bar or “green” biodiesel fuel derived from palm nuts? The...
  • November 13, 2014
    A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof is an extraordinary thinker, human rights advocate and chronicler of humanity. A Path Appears, his galvanizing new book with Sheryl WuDunn (with whom he also wrote Half the Sky), shines a light on global game changers. Using...
  • November 14, 2014 to November 22, 2014
    New York Times critic Charles Isherwood once described Will Eno as a "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generatio." Middletown: A Play is a bit like a post-Beckett Our Town, treated in a sort of postmodern Chekhovian way. Written in 2010, Middletown won the inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Promising New...
  • November 18, 2014
    One of the biggest challenges we face is fixing our global food system—although it feeds us, in the process it contributes much to sickness, hunger and climate change. Environmental Studies Professor David Cleveland explains why diet change for food and climate justice needs to be an explicit goal of localization in this inaugural talk in the ...
  • November 18, 2014
    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics' Public Lecture Series welcomes physicist R. Shankar, of Yale University, in the talk "From Zero to C in 60 Minutes: A Crash Course in Einstein's Relativity." Mark Twain once wrote: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble — it's what you know for sure that just ain't so." So it was that...