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Sesnon Gallery Past Events

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) growing at the Amah Mutsun Land Trust greenhouse at Cascade Ranch in preparation for planting in the Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve, January 2022.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Online event

Frames Per Second: Ancestral Memory
w/ Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members Natalie Garcia, Esak Ordonez, Gabriel Pineida and filmmaker Ruth Anne Beutler
January 24, 2022, 6-7:00p.m. PT

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 12:00am to Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 11:59pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

Yesterday Ended Last Night (2022)

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 12:00am to Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 11:59pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

​LAND/TRUST (2022) explores interrelationships of people, plants, land and labor as it follows Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members’ work to restore a coastal prairie on California's Central Coast.

Portraits of Social Documentation filmmakers. From left to right: Chisato Hughes, Hoda Sobhani, Oana Tenter
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Online event

Frames Per Second: Diaristic Storytelling
w/ filmmakers Chisato Hughes, Hoda Sobhani, and Oana Tenter
November 2, 2022, 4-5:00p.m. PT

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 5:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

Many Moons (2022) is a hybrid documentary that asks questions about ghosts and placemaking today– looking at the history of Chinese expulsions in Humboldt County and the people who, often with the help of local tribes, continued to live in the county despite... more

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 5:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

Sea State (2022) 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 5:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

Futility Season is an attempt to revive a friendship that has faded away due to circumstances that imprisoned one and forced the other to emigrate.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 11:59pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Galleries, Main Gallery

A Chilling Effect (2022) is an experimental documentary detailing the San Francisco Police Department’s illegitimate deployment of a private network of community cameras to surveil protestors of the George Floyd murder, while deliberately circumventing a... more

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.

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