Current Exhibitions

We remember themWe remember them: Acts of Love and Compassion in Isla Vista

UCSB Red Barn (Old Gym)
Extended from July 6 - August 13, 2015
Mondays-Thursdays 11am-4pm

A space for healing and reflection, this exhibition honors the acts of love and compassion that emerged in Isla Vista and on the UC Santa Barbara campus after the tragedy of May 23, 2014.

Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes 

UCSB Arts Library Lobby (First Floor)
June 1 - August 31, 2015

This exhibition is inspired by a recent addition to the Music Library: a CD recording of "The Langston Hughes Project Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz."

Abstract Art by Hung PhanArt of Science

UCSB Library (First Floor Gallery)
April 13 - August 28, 2015

The 10 images on exhibit were selected by a panel of judges, and by popular vote, based on their aesthetic excellence as well as scientific or technical interest.  

This second campus-wide Art of Science competition was organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute.

There will be a reception announcing the winners on April 17th in Elings Hall lobby
4:30 -5:30.  Refreshments will be served.

Chumash tomolIndigenous Peoples of the Americas: Roots, Resistance, and Resurgence

UCSB Library Special Research Collections (Third Floor)
February 10 - June 30, 2015 (Extended through August 28)

This exhibition is open whenever Special Collections is open. Please click here for hours.

Indigenous peoples of the Americas, despite struggles, have maintained and strengthened their identity. This interdisciplinary exhibition explores their cultural and political heritage, and examines the spiritual wisdom that is rooted in the practices of ancient Indigenous civilizations. The tomol, the traditional Chumash canoe, serves as a symbol of resurgence and in this exhibition as a visual metaphor for Indigenous struggles for self-determination.

There will be an opening event on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Library:
4 pm, Chumash ceremonial dances in front of the Library
5 pm, Exhibition reception & viewing, Library 3rd floor

On Tuesday, May 19th at 4 pm in Mary Cheadle a panel of three Chumash community members will discuss how the exhibition’s themes relate to their people.

UCSB Reads 2007 posterA History of UCSB Reads

UCSB Library (Third Floor Gallery)

This wall display of UCSB Reads posters celebrates eight years of UCSB's award-winning “one book” program, led by the UCSB Library, in which faculty and Santa Barbara community members read the same contemporary book and take part in themed, interdisciplinary activities.

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