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Highlighted Events

  • July 28, 2017 to January 25, 2018
    Located in the Ocean Gallery, this exhibition will feature the winners of the annual Art of Science competition organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute. The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.
  • September 16, 2017 to December 8, 2017
    Sacred Art in the Age of Contact focuses on the relationship between art and religion in both Chumash and Spanish traditions in the early Mission period.  Highlighting themes of devotion, sacred space, language and materiality. The exhibition investigates the mutually transformative interaction among these traditions, and will draw implications...
  • September 25, 2017 to December 15, 2017
    Iridescent Tongues reflects upon the spirituality of sensations and movement through queer Desi femme imaginations. These sensorial meanings explore queer desire, duality, pain, release, and sensuality to unravel deeper, liberatory practices of loving/being. Khushboo Kataria Gulati draws from intimate rituals and conversations with their flesh,...
  • September 27, 2017
    Join us in celebration as we welcome the arrival of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, Latin American and Latino Art in LA to Santa Barbara!  Our exhibitions, The Schoolhouse and the Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy and Engagement and Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara, are official participants of the Getty...
  • September 27, 2017
    Lila Downs has one of the world’s most singular voices and innovative approaches to music. A Mexican-American world music superstar, she is known for her opera-trained vocal range and her unique synthesis of indigenous Mesoamerican music with cumbia, soul, jazz and hip hop. Over the course of nearly a dozen albums, Downs has earned a Grammy Award...
  • September 28, 2017
    The SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind kicks off its 2017-2018 lecture series with scholar Colin Camerer, of Caltech, in the talk, "How Neuroscience Can Inform Economics." Colin Camerer is the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics, T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Leadership Chair, Executive Officer for the...
  • October 3, 2017
    <b>“Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ought to bottle itself as a cure for the ills of the era.”</b> <i>The New York Times</i> <b>“There is no better dancing done by humans to be seen anywhere on the planet.”</b> <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> Among the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street...
  • October 4, 2017
    <b>“Grammy-winner Cory Henry and his band, The Funk Apostles, will serve up a sermon of soulful bliss.”</b> <i>Denver Post</i> Cory Henry &amp; The Funk Apostles is the newest project of Brooklyn native Cory Henry, a member of two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz-R&amp;B group Snarky Puppy. On his instrument of choice...
  • October 5, 2017
    Prof. Haas (UC Santa Cruz) will examine through a rich body of visual material the relationship between Chumash
    sacred and political thought and practice during the Mission era.
  • October 5, 2017
    <b>“The former Daily Show star has... become the fiercest, funniest host on TV.”</b> <i>Rolling Stone</i> <b>“She’s got [swagger] to spare.”</b> <i>Wired</i> The first woman to host her own late-night satirical news show, Samantha Bee has changed the tone of the genre with her bare-knuckle delivery....
  • October 6, 2017
    <b>“[Bill Murray] is one of the greatest comic actors alive. A man who’s navigated his career with a peerless instinct for quality and self-respect.”</b> <i>GQ</i> <b>“For nearly two decades, [Bill Murray] has been breaking down every expectation of the career path of a Hollywood comedy star... With <i>New...
  • October 7, 2017
    <b>“A storyteller who filters his interviews and impressions through a distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence, and a sympathetic heart.”</b> <i>The New York Times</i> As the creator, producer and host of the genre-defining program <i>This American Life</i> and editorial advisor to the...
  • October 8, 2017
    <p class="eventDetails">Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (<i>Paste Magazine</i>), have a musical partnership unlike any other. Fleck is a 16-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres with his jazz-to-classical ingenuity and bluegrass roots. Washburn...
  • October 8, 2017
    <b>“These crazily catchy tunes may require the guardians of public morality to come up with a new parental warning label: Prolonged Exposure May Cause You to Start Singing ‘Moose on the Loose’ in Your Office Cubicle.”</b> <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Ozomatli presents Ozokidz, a special family-friendly set geared towards...
  • October 11, 2017
    MARK MACK, ARCHITECT EASY LIVING, LIGHT ARCHITECTURE IN A DARK WORLD Mark Mack is known for his elegant andcolorful “inclusive modernism” and hisinterest in housing. He studied architecture in Vienna and won attention for his work with Batey/Mack Architects in San Francisco in the 1970s. He founded Mack Architects in 1984 and moved to Los Angeles...
  • October 11, 2017
    <b>“One of this generation’s most vital literary voices.”</b> – Jeffrey Eugenedes, author of <i>Middlesex</i> <b>“Smith has a knack for unearthing the deeper truths that lie beneath common experience.”</b><i>The New York Times</i> British novelist, essayist and short story writer Zadie Smith is known...
  • October 12, 2017
    The Gevirtz School announces the debut of The Dean’s Lecture Series on Education, Diversity and Democracy with a lecture by Dean Jeffrey Milem—“Education, Diversity and Democracy: How Can We Fulfill Higher Education’s Promise to Prepare Citizens for an Increasingly Diverse Democracy?” The event is free and open to the public. At this lecture, Dean...
  • October 13, 2017
    <span class="event-desc">Terra Sangue Mare presents a concert of Sicilian Folk and Roots Music - a repertoire of both traditional and contemporary folk music based on the songs from their latest CD, Terra Sangue Mare. Together, Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti, famed composer and accordion virtuoso, will lead the audience on a...
  • October 14, 2017
    President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson has been the chairman of CNN and editor of <i>Time</i> magazine and authored the biographies <i>Steve Jobs</i>, <i>Einstein: His Life and Universe</i>, <i>Benjamin Franklin: An American Life </i>and <i>Kissinger: A Biography</i>....
  • October 14, 2017
    <b>“This is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who devotes equal attention to his violin and guitar onstage, a voluble and arcane lyricist who whistles full solos with the blithe, pitch-perfect clarity of a damn angel’s piccolo.”</b> Pitchfork.com With a distinctive sound that resists categorization, musical polymath Andrew...
  • October 17, 2017
    <p class="eventDetails"><b>“Dance, music and scenic design come together in a dazzling multimedia orchestration… The production is a colossal triumph of the imagination, continually drawing us back to the mystery of Goldsworthy’s dance with nature.”</b><i>Huffington Post</i> <b>“<i>boulders and...
  • October 18, 2017
    Mountainfilm was launched in Telluride more than 30 years ago by a group of climbers and friends dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. Still true to the core idea that friends, adventure, passion and powerful ideas are as...
  • October 19, 2017
    <i>Orchestra of Exiles</i> tells the dramatic story of how celebrated Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman rescued many of Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from Nazi Germany and created one of the world’s greatest orchestras: the Palestine Philharmonic, which would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. This extraordinary...
  • October 20, 2017
    <em>“A blend of Cuban and Central African traditions that is seamless and organic- and infectious.” The Los Angeles Times</em> Ricardo Lemvo’s innovative blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Pan-Africa styles <em>(soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba)</em> are infectious. Lemvo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which...
  • October 21, 2017
    Join Elyse Gonzales, Diva Zumaya and Margaret Bell, curators of the fall exhibitions, The Schoolhouse and the Bus and Sacred Art in the Age of Contact,  for an informal walk–through in the museum.