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"Collective Museum": An Exhibition by Public Doors and Windows

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00am to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:00am
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College
Presented by: 
Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Sesnon Gallery (note: Use Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery instead)

Collective Museum is an innovative participatory exhibition by Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows that encompasses 50 sites on the UC Santa Cruz campus. To mark the exhibition's launch, the Institute of the Art and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz is excited to announce a tandem exhibition at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery. The exhibition opens on February 11, 2016, and displays sculptures of each site in the Collective Museum, made by students in A. Laurie Palmer's and  Dee Hibbert-Jones’s Winter 2016 public art classes, along with portraits of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who provided the sites and stories that compose the Collective Museum.

Thursday, February 11:
4 pm: Public Doors and Windows in conversation with Lydia Matthew, Professor of Visual Culture, Parsons School of Design, Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108

5-7 pm: Sesnon Gallery Opening Reception, comments at 6:00pm

Friday, February 12:
9 am Collective Museum all-day walking tour with Public Doors and Windows (weather permitting)
Meet at DARC

For more information email

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Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 12-5pm and Wednesday until 8pm. The gallery is located at Porter College, UCSC, and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and metered or special event parking is available at Porter College. Group tours are available by appointment at (831) 459-3606.

Image Credit: Public Doors and Windows