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....
  • March 31, 2015
    One of the foremost violinists of our time, Gil Shaham, the winner of multiple Grammy Awards and other prizes, plays Bach's <i>Sei solo</i> in an exciting live recital to a video production by David Michalek.
  • April 2, 2015
    Navy SEAL, best-selling author and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens shares hard-won wisdom, showing people from all walks of life how to overcome obstacles and setbacks with positive action in order to lead vital, flourishing lives.
  • April 7, 2015
    The History of Art and Architecture Department lecture series "Materiality" continues with a talk by Yale University's Youn-mi Kim, entitled "Visualizing the Invisible: Materiality in Liao Pagodas (907-1125)." The shamanistic Khitan people were exposed to Buddhism — the Indian religion that reached these nomads mediated by the Han Chinese...
  • April 7, 2015
    Best-selling author Matthew B. Crawford investigates the challenges of mastering one’s own mind in an era of seemingly endless distractions.
  • April 8, 2015
    UCSB faculty, alumni and local authors will discuss writing, publishing and teaching memoir, creative nonfiction and fiction. Panelists include Sameer Pandya, author of "The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella," from the Department of Asian American Studies; Jervey Tervalon, author of six novels, most recently "Monster’s Chef,...
  • April 8, 2015
    A select episode of "Orange Is the New Black" — an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir, "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison" — will be screened followed by a discussion with director Allison Anders (award-winning director of "Gas Food Lodging,"...
  • April 8, 2015
    A keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs, David Brooks has a gift for conveying the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion.
  • April 10, 2015 to April 11, 2015
    The Department of Theater/Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Concert.
  • April 12, 2015
    The Department of Theater/Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Concert.
  • April 12, 2015
    The UCSB Department of Music will present "Montage: A Celebration of Genres," which will be a showcase of the department's depth and versatility in multiple areas of performance. The 90-minute program will feature short pieces performed by current and former graduate students in jazz, ethnomusicology, classical music, chamber music...
  • April 14, 2015
    RSVP: Kimberly Peden at (805) 893-2877 or kimberly.peden@ucsb.edu Presented by Philip Deslippe, a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies at UCSB with a focus on Asian and metaphysical religious traditions in modern America. Description:
    Yoga seems to be everywhere in the United States today. With most cities dotted with...
  • April 14, 2015
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of one of the most quotable movies of all time!
  • April 15, 2015
    CREATE | The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology is presenting its Spring Concert Directed by Dr Curtis Roads. CREATE serves as a productive environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works. This is their spring concert of electroacoustic music.
  • April 15, 2015
    Join Piper Kerman as she discusses her best-selling memoir "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison."
  • April 15, 2015
    As part of UCSB Reads 2015, Piper Kerman, the author of this year's selected book, "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," will offer a free reading, lecture and book-signing. Co-presented by UCSB Reads and UCSB's Arts &amp; Lectures. "Orange Is the New Black," Kerman's best-selling...
  • April 17, 2015
    This exceptional encounter between three of the world’s most highly regarded classical virtuosos follows their appearance the same week at Carnegie Hall!
  • April 19, 2015
    “The queen of children’s music” (<i>People</i>) performs upbeat, catchy, kind-hearted songs that speak to kids without talking down to them.
  • April 21, 2015
    The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. Dr. Daniel Levitin shares deep insights about how the human mind works and ways we can manage our lives better for a more satisfying and successful life.
  • April 22, 2015
    With pianist Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh probes the impact of Beethoven on a diverse group of composers and musicians, exploring ideas about art making and identity.
  • April 23, 2015
    Topic: How Can ISIS End? Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer explains the rise of this potent extremist movement and explores options in dealing with it, based on his studies of the rise of religious violence around the world, including interviews in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. Chancellor's Community Breakfast is open to all community members...