Upcoming Exhibitions


Isla VistaIsla Vista—Building a Community, 1970-2016

UCSB Library (Special Research Collections, 3rd Floor, Mountain Side)
Opens Fall 2016

Click here for more information about the exhibition and related events.

Image by JP Gallagher PhotographyThe Other Malecon

UCSB Library (Ocean Gallery, 1st Floor)
Opens October 2016

A photo essay by John Paul Gallagher about the people who live around El Malecon, the boardwalk area in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

(Co-sponsored by the UCSB Library and UCSB Center for Black Studies Research)

  • “Art as Experience and Activism: The Other Malecon in Pictures and Words”

    (participants TBA). Friday, October 28, 10am UCSB Center for Black Studies Research (South Hall, Room 4603)
  • "Picturing the Dominican Republic: Making a Documentary Photo Essay on Social Issues," a talk by John Paul Gallagher. Friday, October 28 1:30pm UCSB LIbrary (Instruction & Training Room 1312, 1st Floor, Mountain Side)

ShellSymmetry and Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics, 2016

UCSB Library (Art & Architecture Collection, 1st Floor, Mountain Side)
Opens Fall 2016

For the second year, the Library will showcase the final projects from an experimental seminar that explores the connections between contemporary physics, math, and the arts. The course, Symmetry and Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics, was taught by Dr. Jatila van der Veen.

French Adrian-pattern helmetHelmets from the First World War: Battle,Technology, and Culture

UCSB Library (Mountain Gallery, 1st Floor)
Opens November 2016

The widespread introduction of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the Great War (1914-1918). This exhibition will showcase original helmets and include photographs and other artifacts from World War I.

W.S. ScarboroughBlack Classicists

UCSB Library
January 13 - April 30, 2017

Photographic reproductions of African-American Classical Scholars and Educators from the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Click here to subscribe to our e-newsletter and have information about events and exhibitions delivered directly to your inbox.