UCR ARTS

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By joining the California Museum of Photography, Sweeney Art Gallery, and Culver Center of the Arts, UCR ARTS serves as a cultural anchor for the University and the City in the heart of historic downtown Riverside.

Last chance to see Storytelling Through Photography: Inland Empire Students Inspired by Jon Henry at the California Muse...
06/07/2024

Last chance to see Storytelling Through Photography: Inland Empire Students Inspired by Jon Henry at the California Museum of Photography (3rd floor)! The last day of the exhibition is June 9. Enjoy these photos from the reception back in April!

Students were tasked with creating photographic narratives inspired by that reference and reinterpret iconic images from various sources, including art history, photography, and contemporary culture. This challenge prompted them to explore themes such as grief, adversity, self-discovery, familial bonds, societal critiques and more with their images serving as powerful storytelling tools.

Free admission!Showtime @ 6pm!A cornerstone of the horror film, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is resurre...
06/07/2024

Free admission!
Showtime @ 6pm!

A cornerstone of the horror film, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this edition offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version.

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema

Now open: Live from the Frontline (Colton and Fontana): Tamara Cedré. Join us at the California Museum of Photography th...
06/05/2024

Now open: Live from the Frontline (Colton and Fontana): Tamara Cedré. Join us at the California Museum of Photography this First Thursday, June 6 from 6-9pm to see the exhibition. Meet the artist Tamara Cedré at 7:30pm! We will have a special one-time look at archival objects from the project with Timothy LeBlanc, Gluck Fellow at UCR ARTS.

A People’s History of the I.E. presents Live from the Frontline, a participatory public memory project inviting artists into the archives and the landscapes of logistics to create site-specific works that explore the roots of environmental racism, and to concurrently advocate for social justice. In this exhibition, artist Tamara Cedré examines the industrial heritage of Colton and Fontana as a way of framing current questions surrounding the sprawl of logistics. She juxtaposes her new photographic works with archival imagery to reveal the forces that have shaped settlement and land use in mostly BIPOC communities. Aerial footage, shot by supporting artist Adrian Metoyer gives a wider perspective as soundscapes crafted by media archivist Henry Apodaca with community journalist Anthony Victoria bring voices and sounds from the environment into the gallery.

Live from the Frontline is on view at the California Museum of Photography until October 27, 2024. This exhibition is curated by Drs. Catherine Gudis, Audrey Maier, and Jennifer Tilton, who co-direct A People’s History of the I.E., a digital archive and mapping platform. Live from the Frontline is made possible by Creative Corps Inland SoCal and the California Arts Council, a state agency. It is also supported by the UCR Teresa and Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair for Interdisciplinary Learning and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCR, and the City of Riverside.

Image: Tamara Cedré, Eagle Mountain Company Town, 2024

💫 Mini Comic Fest is back! 💫 This event on June 29 brings together artists, writers, comic creators, and scholars to dis...
06/03/2024

💫 Mini Comic Fest is back! 💫 This event on June 29 brings together artists, writers, comic creators, and scholars to discuss comics, culture and industry. Reserve your tickets today at https://ucrarts.ucr.edu/events/comic-fest-2024/ 🎟 Learn more below.

This event brought to you by UCR ARTS and Inlandia Institute will feature panel discussions and the Black Kirby exhibition Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman: The Alternative History of an Afrofuturist Icon on view now at the Culver Center of the Arts.

Schedule:

Exhibitor tables open. Meet the artists in the Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman? exhibition with John Jennings
12:00-1:00pm

Afrofuturism in Art
1:00-2:00pm
John Jennings, Stacey Robinson, and Ytasha Womack

Representation Matters: Centering BIPOC Women, LGBTQ+, and Disabled Voices in Comics
2:30-3:30pm
Panelists TBA

Behind-the-Scenes: Voices from the Margins in Comic Creation
4:00-5:00pm
Alexandria Batchelor, Sebraé Harris, and TJ Sterling

Events at UCR ARTS are supported by College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UC Riverside and the City of Riverside.

Today!
06/02/2024

Today!

Join us on Sunday, June 2 at 2pm for a movement exploration created collaboratively by Zoe Foy, Rachel Kim, Analisa McCullough, and Lizeth Perez in response to Movement Exercises (After Muybridge), an exhibition on photography, movement, and labor on view at UCR ARTS California Museum of Photography.

This collaboration is a part of and made possible by the Community Curations: Art Mapping course (DNCE 180L) led by Patricia “Patty” Huerta with support from Ashley McNelis, 2023–24 CMP Curatorial Fellow at the University of California Riverside.

Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UC Riverside, and by the City of Riverside.

Join us on Sunday, June 2 at 2pm for a movement exploration created collaboratively by Zoe Foy, Rachel Kim, Analisa McCu...
05/30/2024

Join us on Sunday, June 2 at 2pm for a movement exploration created collaboratively by Zoe Foy, Rachel Kim, Analisa McCullough, and Lizeth Perez in response to Movement Exercises (After Muybridge), an exhibition on photography, movement, and labor on view at UCR ARTS California Museum of Photography.

This collaboration is a part of and made possible by the Community Curations: Art Mapping course (DNCE 180L) led by Patricia “Patty” Huerta with support from Ashley McNelis, 2023–24 CMP Curatorial Fellow at the University of California Riverside.

Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UC Riverside, and by the City of Riverside.

Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker Arthur D**g! The screening will be followed by a special performance by the Grant ...
05/17/2024

Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker Arthur D**g!
The screening will be followed by a special performance by the Grant Avenue Follies!
Show starts @ 7pm!

It was the swinging 30s. The big bands of the 40s. It was San Francisco night life – Baghdad by the Bay. And the crowds were packing the nation’s premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City. Like the Cotton Club of Harlem which featured America’s finest African American entertainers, Forbidden City gained an international reputation with its unique showcase of Chinese American performers in eye-popping all-American extravaganzas.

This screening is presented as part of UCR ARTS’ AAPI Film Series Supported by the Voy and Fay Wong Family Endowment.

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Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker Arthur D**g!Show starts @ 7pm!Hollywood Chinese is a captivating revelation on a l...
05/16/2024

Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker Arthur D**g!
Show starts @ 7pm!

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1917, to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers, and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies, and how filmmakers have and continue to navigate an industry that was often ignorant about race, but at times paradoxically receptive.

This screening is presented as part of UCR ARTS’ AAPI Film Series Supported by the Voy and Fay Wong Family Endowment.

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What Will We Leave Behind: UCR Senior Exhibition 2024 opens on Saturday, May 18! Join us for the opening reception from ...
05/10/2024

What Will We Leave Behind: UCR Senior Exhibition 2024 opens on Saturday, May 18! Join us for the opening reception from 3-6pm.

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Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker James Q. Chan!Show starts @ 7pm!Forever, Chinatown (Emmy-nominee, Documentary Cult...
05/09/2024

Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker James Q. Chan!
Show starts @ 7pm!

Forever, Chinatown (Emmy-nominee, Documentary Cultural/Historical) is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.

This screening is presented as part of UCR ARTS’ AAPI Film Series Supported by the Voy and Fay Wong Family Endowment.

Join us for a conversation between artist  and independent curator and writer Nora Khan this Friday, May 3 at 3pm to dis...
05/01/2024

Join us for a conversation between artist and independent curator and writer Nora Khan this Friday, May 3 at 3pm to discuss Valiente’s film, Ivy Ridge, on view now at UCR ARTS. They will be joined by film collaborators Valerie Roman and Kia Thomas. Reserve your spot at the link in our bio under "events."

Ivy Ridge is an experimental documentary film created by Sofia Valiente that uses collaboration and memory to create a psychological depiction of life inside therapeutic boarding schools. In an act of resistance, four former students from the Academy at Ivy Ridge return to the defunct facility in upstate NY to retroactively tell their stories. The abandoned building contained personal files which were used in the recounting of the events that occurred.

Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the , and by the City of Riverside.

Don't miss this conversation on Saturday, April 27 with artists Eileen Cowin and Jonesy and curator David Evans Frantz, ...
04/25/2024

Don't miss this conversation on Saturday, April 27 with artists Eileen Cowin and Jonesy and curator David Evans Frantz, moderated by Andy Campbell to discuss the exhibition Telling Them Apart. The program will also feature a screening of short films created by Cowin and Jonesy. 📽 Join us for light refreshments at 12pm with the conversation and screening starting at 1pm. ✨Reserve your free tickets here: ucrarts.ucr.edu/current-events ✨

Telling Them Apart: Eileen Cowin and Jonesy is curated by David Evans Frantz, guest curator, and organized by April Baca, curatorial assistant at UCR ARTS. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the City of Riverside.

Please be advised that this exhibition contains artwork about s*x and s*xuality and features scenes of staged violence.

Pardon our progress! ✨The California Museum of Photography facade is being restored. ✨Our Culver Center of the Arts entr...
04/20/2024

Pardon our progress! ✨The California Museum of Photography facade is being restored. ✨Our Culver Center of the Arts entrance is open for both the CMP & Culver.

Reserve your spot for a conversation with artists Eileen Cowin and Jonesy and curator David Evans Frantz, moderated by A...
04/10/2024

Reserve your spot for a conversation with artists Eileen Cowin and Jonesy and curator David Evans Frantz, moderated by Andy Campbell on April 27 at 1pm at UCR ARTS. Space is limited; free tickets are available here: https://shorturl.at/hlqwW.

Telling Them Apart: Eileen Cowin and Jonesy at UCR ARTS California Museum of Photography highlights a collaborative venture between the Los Angeles-based artists Eileen Cowin and Jonesy.

Andy Campbell is an art and design historian whose work attends to the visual and material cultures of LGBTQ communities in the United States. He is the author of Bound Together: Leather, S*x, Archives, and Contemporary Art, amongst other titles, and is Chair and Associate Professor of Critical Studies at USC-Roski School of Art and Design.

Telling Them Apart: Eileen Cowin and Jonesy is curated by David Evans Frantz, guest curator, and organized by April Baca, curatorial assistant at UCR ARTS. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCR, and the City of Riverside.

Select works by Jonesy were realized during a residency at Artpace, San Antonio, in 2022. Additional support for this project was provided through a microgrant from California State University, San Bernardino.

04/10/2024

Christina Fernandez’s monograph “Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,” produced in conjunction with her 2022-2023 exhibition of the same name at UCR Arts California Museum of Photography, or CMP, has been awarded the Association for Latin American Art, or ALAA, ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibi...

04/10/2024

THIS SUNDAY! Help us celebrate the launch of the latest poetry collections! April 14, 1:30 PM at UCR ARTS Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Help us make this special for our visiting poets!

Both titles are AVAILABLE for PREORDER NOW and may be picked up at the event:

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UCR ARTS’ Spring Reception is on Saturday, April 13, 3–6pm. Join us in celebrating the exhibitions Romeo Dies: MFA Thesi...
04/05/2024

UCR ARTS’ Spring Reception is on Saturday, April 13, 3–6pm. Join us in celebrating the exhibitions Romeo Dies: MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Culver Center of the Arts and Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) curated by UCR CMP Fellow Ashley McNelis, and Storytelling Through Photography: Inland Empire Students Inspired by Jon Henry at the California Museum of Photography.

Check out our other current exhibitions, Telling Them Apart: Eileen Cowin and Jonesy on view at the California Museum of Photography and Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman: An Alternative History of an Afrofuturist Icon on view at the Culver Center of the Arts.

3:30pm: Opening remarks
3:40pm & 4:30pm: Dance performances inspired by Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) by Gluck Fellows Na An, Mariia Bakalo, Hannah McClean, Sur Sanford, and Kevin Wong
3-6pm: Celebration of all UCR ARTS exhibitions

This program is supported by the and the City of Riverside.

Image: Jon Henry and photography students of Riverside Virtual School, After The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, 2023.

UCR ARTS’ Spring Reception is on Saturday, April 13, 3–6pm. Join us in celebrating the exhibitions Romeo Dies: MFA Thesi...
04/03/2024

UCR ARTS’ Spring Reception is on Saturday, April 13, 3–6pm. Join us in celebrating the exhibitions Romeo Dies: MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Culver Center of the Arts and Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) curated by UCR CMP Fellow Ashley McNelis, and Storytelling Through Photography: Inland Empire Students Inspired by Jon Henry at the California Museum of Photography.

Check out our other current exhibitions, Telling Them Apart: Eileen Cowin and Jonesy on view at the California Museum of Photography and Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman: An Alternative History of an Afrofuturist Icon on view at the Culver Center of the Arts.

3:30pm: Opening remarks

3:40pm & 4:30pm: Dance performances inspired by Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) by Gluck Fellows Na An, Mariia Bakalo, Hannah McClean, Sur Sanford, and Kevin Wong

3-6pm: Celebration of all UCR ARTS exhibitions

This program is supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences , and the City of Riverside.

Image: Weng San Sit, Eng Choo Eng practicing Tai Chi at the Singapore Botanical Garden, August 5, 2019, 2019 (printed 2024)

UCR Performing Arts

UCR ARTS’ Spring Reception is on Saturday, April 13, 3–6pm. Join us in celebrating the exhibitions Romeo Dies: MFA Thesi...
04/02/2024

UCR ARTS’ Spring Reception is on Saturday, April 13, 3–6pm. Join us in celebrating the exhibitions Romeo Dies: MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Culver Center of the Arts
and Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) and Storytelling Through Photography: Inland Empire Students Inspired by Jon Henry at the California Museum of Photography.

Check out our other current exhibitions, Telling Them Apart: Eileen Cowin and Jonesy on view at the California Museum of Photography and Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman: An Alternative History of an Afrofuturist Icon on view at the Culver Center of the Arts.

3:30pm: Opening remarks
3:40pm & 4:30pm: Dance performances inspired by Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) by Gluck Fellows Na An, Mariia Bakalo, Hannah McClean, Sur Sanford, and Kevin Wong
3-6pm: Celebration of all UCR ARTS exhibitions

This program is supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the City of Riverside.

UCR ARTS will be closed on Friday, March 29 for UCR's César Chávez holiday. We are open this weekend on Saturday, March ...
03/28/2024

UCR ARTS will be closed on Friday, March 29 for UCR's César Chávez holiday. We are open this weekend on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 from 11am-5pm. We hope to see you then!

Join us for Community Latin Dance Social during ArtsWalk First Thursday on April 4 from 6-9pm! Free, open to all and fam...
03/26/2024

Join us for Community Latin Dance Social during ArtsWalk First Thursday on April 4 from 6-9pm! Free, open to all and family friendly! Featuring:
6pm - 💃 Salsa dance lesson
7-9pm - 🪘 Live music, performances, art activities, & social dancing with DJ Flowers

This program is organized in collaboration with Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside and UCR Salsa Club.

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Thank you for the review, Nikia Chaney and High Country News.  The Impact of Images: Mamie Till's Courage from Tragedy i...
03/22/2024

Thank you for the review, Nikia Chaney and High Country News. The Impact of Images: Mamie Till's Courage from Tragedy is open at the Culver Center of the Arts until March 30.

A photo exhibition captures the courage of Mamie Till surrounding the lynching of her son, Emmett Till.

Join us and  con Llantas  on April 6 at the Culver Center of the Arts for an interactive discussion about the role of mu...
03/13/2024

Join us and con Llantas on April 6 at the Culver Center of the Arts for an interactive discussion about the role of music in the Chicano Movement with Ricardo Sanchez of Los Alacranes de San Diego. Reserve your FREE ticket at the link in our bio under "events."

The Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s was a powerful force for social and political change and at the center of this movement was a vibrant cultural scene that included theater, poetry, and music. Ricardo Sanchez will perform and discuss the role of music in the Chicano movement, offering a first-hand perspective on a defining moment in contemporary history.

Cantos de la Lucha is free and open to the public. This event is co-organized with Cultura Con Llantas.

UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Screening this weekend March 8 - 10, exclusively at UCRARTS!ORIGIN (2023)Written and directed by Academy Award nominee A...
03/07/2024

Screening this weekend March 8 - 10, exclusively at UCRARTS!

ORIGIN (2023)
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay

ORIGIN chronicles the tragedy and triumph of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates a global phenomenon of epic proportions.

Portrayed by Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (“King Richard”), Isabel experiences unfathomable personal loss and love as she crosses continents and cultures to craft one of the defining American books of our time. Inspired by the New York Times best-seller “Caste,” ORIGIN explores the mystery of history, the wonders of romance and a fight for the future of us all.

03/06/2024

“The Impact of Images” tells story of Black teen’s 1955 murder and the trial of his killers through photography by the Black press. It’s stunning, columnist David Allen says…

March is Arts Education Month! This month we’re highlighting some of our education programs. This past fall, we hosted a...
03/06/2024

March is Arts Education Month! This month we’re highlighting some of our education programs. This past fall, we hosted a workshop led by New York-based artist Jon Henry for Riverside Virtual School and Vista Murrieta High School. Henry collaborated with students to recreate iconic images inspired by his series, Stranger Fruit, and even taught them how to use his large-format camera, affectionately named Lucy. Following Henry’s lead, teaching artist Steffanie A. Padilla continued the workshops for schools throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

We are currently installing an exhibition in the California Museum of Photography to highlight the work of 44 students! Don’t miss Storytelling Through Photography: Inland Empire Students Inspired by Jon Henry on March 30-June 9 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 13 from 3-6pm.

Images by Lindsay Ricketts:
1: Steffanie A. Padilla takes a photo of RVS's recreation of The Last Supper by Michelangelo.
2: Jon Henry gives an artist talk about his inspirations and how the Stranger Fruit project developed.
3: Henry shows a student how to use his 4x5 camera, Lucy.
4: A student takes a photo of VMHS's recreation of A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat.
5: Final photo of VMHS recreation.
6: Associate Director of Education, Lindsey Hammel, with Jon Henry and Steffanie Padilla.

03/06/2024

Join us for College Night this Thursday, March 7 inspired by Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman: The Alternative History of an Afrofuturist Icon! Enjoy FREE Afrofuturistic art activities, a tour of Dyno-Woman at 6:30pm, and more!

Join us this Sunday, March 3 at 12pm for Ladies First hip hop performance and interactive activities by  Gluck Contempor...
03/01/2024

Join us this Sunday, March 3 at 12pm for Ladies First hip hop performance and interactive activities by Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble with Kevin Wong! This program is free and open to all ages!

Ladies First is a hip hop piece celebrating and honoring the ladies of hip hop through the generations. Through a series of key artists and dances, this performance will take you on a journey of growing up in Hip Hop culture. Directed and Choreographed by Brandon J Aiken.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A from the audience to learn about dance, choreography, contemporary dance, hip hop dance, and the opportunity to pursue dance as a career. Performers will lead interactive activities for audience members who want to participate and learn through dance and movement games.

This program is held in conjunction with Whatever Happened to Dyno-Woman? An Alternative History of An Afrofuturist Icon on view at the Culver Center of the Arts.

This performance is supported by the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside. The Gluck Fellows Program is made possible by the generosity of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.

In commemoration of National Reading Month, join Inlandia Institute and UCR ARTS on Sunday, March 3 at 1:30pm, for anoth...
02/29/2024

In commemoration of National Reading Month, join Inlandia Institute and UCR ARTS on Sunday, March 3 at 1:30pm, for another Conversations at the Culver. Inlandia Books authors current and forthcoming will discuss the books that made them. Featuring Stephanie Barbé Hammer, Judy Kronenfeld, Thatcher Carter, Victoria Waddle, Carlos Cortés, Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, and Romaine Washington

Bring your own book to share and join in the conversation. Every reader has that one book that hooks them. What is yours?

Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) opens this Saturday, March 2!Beginning with several Muybridge studies, Movement Exe...
02/29/2024

Movement Exercises (After Muybridge) opens
this Saturday, March 2!

Beginning with several Muybridge studies, Movement Exercises brings together works from the museum collection to explore how photography can seemingly freeze time, and thus motion itself.

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By joining the California Museum of Photography and Culver Center of the Arts, UCR ARTS serves as a cultural anchor for the University and the City in the heart of historic downtown Riverside. The mission of UCR ARTS is to encourage appreciate and engagement of art and photography through exhibitions, performances, and educational programs. The Museum is dedicated to preserving a holistic history of photography; the Culver is commited to serving as an incubator for bold ideas and artistic expressions. Visit our website for more information → ucrarts.ucr.edu


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