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Dean of the Arts Celine Parreñas-Shimizu welcomes the campus community to a Sesnon Salon, 2021

UPDATES 5/18/2022
Thursday - Saturday, 12pm-5pm
Monday - Wednesday, open by appointment only

Visitors to the gallery will be screened for a Covid symptom check by a gallery attendant before entering the exhibitions.

Effective April 10, masks will not be required for most indoor settings at UC Santa Cruz facilities. However, use of face coverings is highly recommended and preferred in our galleries. Please respect others' wishes to continue masking. More info. Please stay home if you are feeling ill.

You may also complete a Visitor's Symptom Check before or upon arrival online. When completing the visitor's symptom check to visit the Sesnon Gallery, please provide the answers below.

Location: Main Campus
Region: Porter/Kresge Colleges
Building: Porter College Academic

Personal Protection and Facility Enhancements
-Hand sanitizing stations and disposable PPE (surgical masks) are available to our guests.
-Our three galleries are equipped with HEPA-certified air purifiers.
-Shared equipment and high-touch areas will be disinfected throughout the day.

Mondays – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday, 12–5 p.m.
Wednesday 12–8 p.m.
Open through the academic year, closed for all University holidays and the summer months July and August.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Porter College, UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 459-3606

An image of Porter College at UC Santa Cruz near the koi pond
We are located on the second floor of Porter College Academic Building, above the koi pond, at the University of California Santa Cruz. Porter College is within the northwest area of UCSC's campus.

For wheelchair access, the elevator in our building is located at the far left side of Porter College Academic D, near the Porter Squiggle. From the second floor, continue through the building past Classroom 250 and take the first exits to the right. Continuing down this hallway will bring you to the entrance of the Sesnon Gallery. There are four handicap parking spots in the closest parking lot to the gallery.

Handicap pathway to elevator in Porter Academic Building
Second-floor automatic door into Porter Academic Building D

Second-floor Porter D exits to Sesnon Gallery


Public transportation from downtown Santa Cruz:
From Santa Cruz Metro Center, take bus routes 10, 18, 19, 20 to UCSC campus to Porter/Rachel Carson stop. SC Metro schedules.
Adult (17 and older) bus fare: $1, or show your UCSC student ID.

Follow path to Porter College passed the Porter Squiggle. The Sesnon Gallery is located on the second floor of the Porter Academic Building, above the koi pond and Study Center.

The closest parking lots to the Gallery are #124 and #125 at Porter College. Additional parking can be found at the #126 Performing Arts lot. Permits are required 7 days a week in campus lots. 

See Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for visitor parking information, ParkMobile instructions, and a campus parking map.