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 29, 2015
    In our increasingly networked world, youth consume multimodal texts produced by geographically distant places but also produce their own texts around such media. Transcultural literacies refer to this phenomenon: using new information technology to learn, imagine, and create knowledge that traverses national borders. In this talk, Kim presents...
  • February 1, 2015
    Directed by the famous Hong Kong film director Ann Hui.
    Set in 1930s China, The Golden Era is a moving portrayal of the obscure and turbulent life of Xiao Hong, one of the most influential female writers in 20th century China, renowned for her short stories and accounts of Japanese imperialism.
  • February 2, 2015
    UCSB Confucius Institute Opening Ceremony (Open to the Public) Place: McCune Hall, Humanities & Social Science Bldg, 6th floor
    El Colegio Road (Parking Lot #27), UCSB campus 10:00 a.m. Speech
    • UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang
    • Shandong University Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Shouxin Li
  • February 3, 2015
    UCSB Art Professor and photographer Richard Ross will present a talk in conjunction with his “Girls-in-Justice” exhibition, a collection of photos from his new book of the same name. The images, on display on the Library’s first floor, document the lives of girls in the U.S. juvenile justice system. For the last eight years, Ross has gained access...
  • February 5, 2015
    "The Curve" is a comedic exploration of the current state of America’s racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little PowerPoint — and a whole lot of Kamau comedy. (Explicit language.)
  • February 7, 2015
    The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of quartets with its list of monumental achievements: nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and more than 30 acclaimed recordings.
  • February 8, 2015
    Jim Henson’s hit PBS KIDS series comes to life in a fun-filled, interactive trip back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth… and rode in trains!
  • February 9, 2015
    The poet-farmer Wendell Berry has said, "Eating is an agricultural act." Eating is also an ethical act. The choices that we make as individuals — and as a society — about food have ripples that affect every aspect of our lives, from the environment to the climate, from social justice to public health. In this free, public talk, national...
  • February 10, 2015
    Transparent is a Golden Globe winning, Amazon Studios original series revolving around a Los Angeles family with serious boundary issues, and their lives following the discovery that their Father, Mort (Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender. After one secret is revealed, their past and future begin to spill out. Join us for a...
  • February 10, 2015
    Drawing from deep reservoirs of ear-pleasing punk, folk, country and bluegrass, yet transcending the limits of any genre or label, The Avett Brothers keep their songs honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies.
  • February 11, 2015
    INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: FUTURE OF THE PAST presents World War II documentaries on 35mm film. The films screened will include Churchill's Island (1942), With the Marines at Tarawa (1944), and Women are Warriors (1942). Following the 35mm screening, there will be a discussion with Documentary Curator at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
  • February 11, 2015
    Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, The Nile Project's unique sound is created by a stunning variety of instruments from Nile-basin countries.
  • February 12, 2015
    Winner of Best Asian Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, Best Arab Film in Abu Dhabi and Palestine’s 2013 Oscar Entry, Annemarie Jacir’s second feature film When I Saw You takes place in 1967 Jordan when the world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a...
  • February 12, 2015
    This phenomenal young singer bends notes to her will and gets inside each song – from old chestnuts to lost and undiscovered gems.
  • February 19, 2015
    <i>New York Times</i> best-selling cookbook author and Food Network TV host Ina Garten will share a charming insider’s view of her world and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion.