Mondays, Sundays – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday, 12–5 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Please complete a brief survey to claim your parking permit. 1-Day Santa Cruz Metro Bus Passes also available for claiming.
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.
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.
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Porter College, UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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.
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 D 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.