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Isaac Julien (Photo by Thierry Bal)

UC Santa Cruz is collaborating with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to present a daylong 

Mary by Molly

The Porter-Sesnon family name is well known to many faculty, staff, and students at UC Santa Cruz.

Rachel Smith is an alum of the UCSC Art Department.  About the first in the "How Many Syrians?" series, she writes, "This piece surrounds the death of Aylan Kurdi.  The day he died, his father lost two sons and his wife and vowed to return to bury his family and live by their graves.

Melissa Ortiz

The Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery is delighted to present IRWIN 2018, the 32nd annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition entitled Identification, which opens on May 30 and runs through June 16, 2018.

Dee Hibbert-Jones

UC Santa Cruz professor of art Dee Hibbert-Jones has won a 2019 International Documentary Association (IDA) grant for Run With It, an animated documentary film she is currently working on in collaboration with San Francisco artist Nomi Talisman.

Aja Bond

Loss and grief have turned out to be uncanny inspirations for artist and student Aja Bond, who is currently in her junior year, working towards earning a B.A. in art at UC Santa Cruz.

Pablo Pueblo 2016
by Alex Perez

For Rubén Blades, Pablo Pueblo, and the songs to liberate two and a half continents.

IRWIN 2017

Love, Sex, Tenderness, & Trauma: Irwin 2017

The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division is pleased to announce five new faculty hires who will begin teaching throughout the current 2020-2021 academic year. These professors bring with them a wide range of expertise in their respective fields and the Arts Division is thrilled to welcome them.

Dee Hibbert-Jones

Professor of Art and Digital Art and New Media at UC Santa Cruz, Dee Hibbert-Jones, has been invited by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to present on its behalf the NEA’s new initiative Improving Career Sustainability for Documentary Artistsat this yea

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