Upcoming Exhibitions

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Summer/Fall 2015

Sesnon Gallery Traveling Exhibition: An Uncommon Place: Shaping the UC Santa Cruz Campus


Raymond Saunders: Black is a Color

SESNON GALLERY Winter 2016: Thursday, February 11 - March

Opening Reception with artist talk Thursday, February 11, 5-7pm

Collective Museum
In collaboration with the Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS)

Friday, February 12, 2016 campus-wide:
meet at Digital Arts Research Center (UCSC)


SESNON GALLERY Spring 2016: 

FACULTY WORKS from the UCSC Art Department

April 6 - May 7, 2016
Reception April 6, 5-7pm


Irwin Scholars from the UCSC Art Department

May 25 - June 11, 2016

Reception May 25, 5-7pm


don't miss our presence Downtown:



The Sesnon Pop-Up Downtown 2015: in various windows on Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

Past Pop-up projects Video Links from June 2012:


The Santa Cruz Bottle Project

Farmers' Market PhotoBooth

Nature BeWILDered

This project was supported by a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) for Shelby Graham, curator of the Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College, to teach over a dozen students exhibition techniques while exploring their role as community artists. The City of Santa Cruz Arts Program also contributed funds for materials.


The Sesnon Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, noon to 5:00pm and Wednesday until 8:00pm. The gallery is located at Porter College, UCSC and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and parking is free on Saturdays. Parking permits are available weekdays at the main campus entrance kiosk for $6/day and $4 at the Porter College lot for special events. Group tours are available by appointment at (831) 459-3606.