Upcoming Exhibitions

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Irwin 2015  

Exhibition dates: May 27 - June 13, 2015

Opening reception and award ceremony
Wednesday, May 27 from 5-7pm
6pm Awards ceremony




Saturday, April 25, 2:30pm

Alumni Arts professionals present how an array of educational experiences at UC Santa Cruz helped inspire five of its graduates to pursue their present careers at five of America’s notable art museums.

A panel hosted and introduced by Shelby Graham, Director of the Porter Sesnon Gallery, will be moderated by Jock Reynolds (Stevenson ’69), Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, holding forth with alumni colleagues Jeremy Strick(Cowell ’77), Director, Nasher Sculpture Center, Philip Brookman (Porter ’75), Consulting Curator, National Gallery of Art,Karen Moss (Porter ’77), Curator and Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design and USC Curatorial MA Program, and Erin O’Toole (Kresge ’92), Associate Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

For more information contact Meg Corman, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and VC of University Relations.


Digital Arts Research Center (DARC)
Saturday, April 25, 2:30pm

Location details: 

Room 230



Admission details: 




don't miss our presence Downtown:



The Sesnon Pop-Up Downtown : in various windows

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.