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Sesnon Gallery Past Events

An image of visitors surrounding the koi pond, located on the ground floor of the Sesnon Gallery
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Porter College koi pond

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery pleased to present Irwin 2022: Emulsion, the 36th annual Irwin Scholarship exhibition, which showcases the work of a select group of UC Santa Cruz’s accomplished young artists from the Art Department... more

PLANETARY INDIGESTION: a public conversation series, lecture 3
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online event

PLANETARY INDIGESTION is a year-long series of conversations and performative lectures about food, ecology & biotechnology between the Center for Genomic Gastronomy (CGG), UC Santa Cruz faculty and non-institutional expert guests.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

UPDATE: UC Santa Cruz continues to monitor COVID-19 developments and remains prepared to act quickly and appropriately in response. Additional mitigations and protocols may be announced to ensure our campus health and well-being that will affect our events and programming.

Image of Black feminist theorist in visual culture, Tina Campt, and the cover of her book, A Black Gaze
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Online event

Black feminist theorist Tina Campt's newly released book, The Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See, 2021, published by MIT Press, examines "Black contemporary artists who are shifting the very nature of our interactions with the visual through their creation and curation of a distinctively... more

Close up image of a white person's face. Film still from The White Album by Arthur Jafa, 2018
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

UPDATE: UC Santa Cruz continues to monitor COVID-19 developments and remains prepared to act quickly and appropriately in response. Additional mitigations and protocols may be announced to ensure our campus health and well-being that will affect our events and programming.

PLANETARY INDIGESTION: a public conversation series, lecture 1
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online event

PLANETARY INDIGESTION is a year-long series of conversations and performative lectures about food, ecology & biotechnology between the Center for Genomic Gastronomy (CGG), UC Santa Cruz faculty and non-institutional expert guests.

Sun Ra's Space Is the Place
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Porter College Quad, UC Santa Cruz

Please join us for an outdoor film screening of Sun Ra's Space Is the Place, immediately followed by Janelle Monáe's visual album, Dirty Computer (Emotion Picture). The screening will take place in the Porter College Quad. Limited chair seating will be available.

Seed ball made of soil, seeds, and compost
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
UC Santa Cruz Solitary Garden, Elena Baskin Arts

Drop in to make wildflower seed balls at the Solitary Garden public art sculpture located at Elena Baskin Arts, UC Santa Cruz! No experience is necessary to join and materials such as soil, wildflower seeds, compost, and gloves, will be provided.

Irwin Scholars 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is excited to introduce IRWIN 2021: Fabricating Solace, the 35th annual Irwin Scholarship exhibition, which showcases the work of a select group of UC Santa Cruz’s accomplished young artists: Abby McPhillips... more

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