Mysteries of life and death, of rituals and deterioration fill the large-scale photographs Lewis Watts has taken on his many journeys to New Orleans. Hands lifting high a coffin are juxtaposed with shy children taking part in their first Mardi Gras celebrations.... [more]
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"It was always Africa," admits Elisabeth Cameron, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture, and holder of the Patricia & Rowland Rebele Endowed Chair.
Expressive, energized, and utterly loquacious, B. Ruby Rich is thrilled to find herself the recent cover girl of the SF Chronicle's weekend Calendar section. "I'm pretty bad about honors," she confesses. "I either think, 'what me?
Even before Theater Arts professor Michael Chemers arrived on campus this summer there was huge buzz about his new course entitled Monsters.
Laced with behind-the-scenes details that render her subjects fully alive on the pages, Music and Politics in San Francisco is the latest book from musicologist Leta Miller. An in-depth historical analysis of the "Paris of the West"... [more]
After 12 years of research on avant-garde dramatist Antonin Artaud, theater historian Kimberly Jannarone admits that she is enjoying new research projects. "I feel that I could do a lot more, but frankly I would like to take a break from Artaud.
Aiming her spring-loaded energy squarely at the international opera world, conductor Nicole Paiement has surfed a few career changes since arriving at UCSC in the early '90s.
Rare is the researcher who can boast of deep backgrounds in both Byzantine and Western art history. Maria Evangelatou is that individual, and more.
A rare and innovative merging of the very old with the very new sums up the work of artist Jimin Lee, who creates digital prints on papers made by 500-year-old techniques and who, during her recent six month sabbatical, spent residencies in Japan, Korea and Montreal, studying in... [more]
Chair of the Digital Arts & New Media MFA program, film professor Warren Sack is a pioneer in social computing research.
Haunted by an enduring interest in jazz icon Carla Bley, music historian Amy Beal took an editor's request for a manuscript as the perfect excuse to track down oral histories, study the music, interview Bley herself and finally write her latest book "from the 10th floor of the NYU Library—... [more]
In a role literally made for his unique brand of comic genius, Danny Scheie recently opened in You, Nero on the Arena Stage, in Washington, DC.
Filmmaker Gustavo Vazquez focuses on the colorful edges of human engagement. When he's not teaching classes in the Film & Digital Media department, he is as likely to be in the high Andes as in a Bay Area gallery or the wrestling rings of Tijuana.
In her new book A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock, art historian Carolyn Dean rethinks prevailing notions concerning the importance of stone masonry in the Inka past.
Artists deal in making ideas visible. Science works with conceptual data, with ideas often inaccessible to non-scientists. Why couldn't art and science collaborate more creatively in order to uncover each other's mysteries?