Upcoming Exhibitions

 


Isla VistaIsla Vista—Building a Community, 1970-2016

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

This exhibition will explore the political, cultural, and social struggles of Isla Vista to become an independent, cohesive community, from 1970 to the present day. Since the protests of the 1970s, grassroots activism has improved conditions in the area, but Isla Vista, populated mainly by UCSB students, still faces difficulties as an unincorporated college town. Cityhood remains elusive, and this November voters will decide on whether or not to create a Community Services District to provide residents with more local control.

Opening reception will be Thursday, October 27, from 5 - 7 pm
UCSB Library (Special Research Collections, 3rd Floor, Mountain Side)


Image by JP Gallagher PhotographyThe Other Malecon

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

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


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, is taught by Dr. Jatila van der Veen.

There will be a public reception with refreshments at which students will present their final projects on Friday, June 3 at 4:00 pm in the Library's new Instruction and Training Room 1312.


French Adrian-pattern helmetHelmets from the Great War (1914-1918): 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.


 

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