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UCR ARTSblock UCR ARTS' programs investigate the art of our time, through exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, lectures and symposia, artist residencies, permanent collections, and creative laboratories.
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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. Visit our website for more information → ucrarts.ucr.edu

Mission: UCR ARTS' mission is to provide a cultural presence, educational resource, community center, arts laboratory and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the community. UCR ARTS' activities embody University of California, Riverside's commitment to broadly-based public education and cutting-edge research.

Operating as usual

After watching Family First Sundays: Pop Art Portraits, join our friends at Riverside Art Museum and Inlandia Institute ...
11/01/2020

After watching Family First Sundays: Pop Art Portraits, join our friends at Riverside Art Museum and Inlandia Institute for Puppets & Storytelling at 1pm!

Register to get the link at: tinyurl.com/aroundtheworldstory3

Join us this afternoon, November 1, at 2 p.m., for virtual First Sundays via a Zoom LIVE storytelling and puppetry experience, Around the World with Karen & Nicole!

As we shelter at home, join RAM and the @inlandia_institute as we transport you to distant lands without leaving your living room. Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren again joins beloved storyteller Karen Rae Kraut for a powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry. Karen's stories and Nicole's puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play through these universal stories of friendship and understanding.

November's First Sunday story is "Crocodile and Hen" from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Crocodile wants to eat that juicy little hen, but hen and others finally convince him that they are truly brother and sister.

Register to get the link at: tinyurl.com/aroundtheworldstory3

Family First Sundays: Pop Art Portraits video is available now! Create two different types of pop art portraits inspired...
11/01/2020

Family First Sundays: Pop Art Portraits video is available now! Create two different types of pop art portraits inspired by Andy Warhol prints from our collection. Don’t forget to share your portraits and tag @ucrarts!

Visit VIRTUAL UCR ARTS to see list of supplies needed, watch the video and download the step-by-step lesson plan: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/10/28/family-first-sundays-pop-art-portraits/

Family First Sundays are 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.

Happy Halloween! Did you carve a jack-o-lantern this year? 🎃 Image: "Getting Ready for Halloween," Not Dated, Gelatin si...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! Did you carve a jack-o-lantern this year? 🎃

Image: "Getting Ready for Halloween," Not Dated, Gelatin silver contact print, Keystone-Mast Collection, UCR/California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside.

#keystonemast #halloween #ucrarts #downtownriverside

10/30/2020
2020 Mountainfilm on Tour Teaser

Save the Date-November 13!

Don't miss Mountainfilm on Tour – Palm Springs and Riverside. Compelling adventures and inspiring outdoor documentaries hosted by UCR ARTS, November 13 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center Drive In. OR streaming, 2 days only: November 13-14! Tickets and information at https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/mountainfilm/.

Thank you to our partners UCR Palm Desert and Palm Springs Cultural Center. This event is made possible by our sponsors Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois.

https://vimeo.com/436886691

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Looking a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween?  Get your tickets for American Gothic by Riverside Community Players ...
10/29/2020

Looking a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween? Get your tickets for American Gothic by Riverside Community Players and enjoy four chilling performances streaming now through Halloween!

IT's Opening Night...and then Opening Night tomorrow Night and the next...All the way through Halloween.

BEGINNING TONIGHT (Wednesday, 10/28)
American Gothic starts streaming!

Buy your tickets now, for my spirit board has told me the price will go up after Halloween. Remember, all the proceeds for this SPOOKTACULAR EVENT helps to keep the boogey man away from the arena.

Get your tickets here:
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?retail=rcp01
(Even if you miss the opening, you can purchase at any time!)

(American Gothic is for mature audiences, due to adult language and content.)

This blustery evening is the perfect time to watch the documentary film “This is Not a Movie.” The groundbreaking and of...
10/26/2020

This blustery evening is the perfect time to watch the documentary film “This is Not a Movie.”

The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang.

View at VIRTUAL UCR ARTS here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/this-is-not-a-movie/

#ucrarts #virtualcinema #downtownriverside #documentaryfilm

Enjoy music by jazz pianist Amy Rowe at the Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration this Saturday, October 24 from 6...
10/22/2020

Enjoy music by jazz pianist Amy Rowe at the Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration this Saturday, October 24 from 6-7pm!

You will also learn about artworks donated and collected in the decade since the Culver’s October 2010 grand opening on a [email protected] exhibition tour with curator Douglas McCulloh, play trivia for giveaways, and more!

Register here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/10/15/culver-10th-year-anniversary-celebration/

Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, City of Riverside, CA - City Government, Altura Credit Union, and Stella Artois.

Join us for a virtual opening and curatorial tour of our new exhibition, “Lift Your Head: Bruce Davidson and the Evoluti...
10/22/2020
In the eye of the beholder

Join us for a virtual opening and curatorial tour of our new exhibition, “Lift Your Head: Bruce Davidson and the Evolution of Seeing" curated by Sarah Bay Gachot, on November 5. This exhibition of works by Bruce Davidson from the permanent collection explores historic context and viewer response as key factors in the evolution of meaning in photographs.

The virtual exhibition will be available on November 5 and you can see it in person as soon as we reopen to the public.

A new exhibition at the California Museum of Photography explores the iconic work of documentary photographer Bruce Davidson and the evolution of meaning in photographs

Due to Riverside County moving to the more restrictive “purple tier,” UCR ARTS will not be able to open to the public as...
10/20/2020

Due to Riverside County moving to the more restrictive “purple tier,” UCR ARTS will not be able to open to the public as we hoped this weekend. However, you can still join us for the Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration this Saturday, October 24 from 6-7pm!

Register here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/10/15/culver-10th-year-anniversary-celebration/

Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, City of Riverside Calif, Altura Credit Union, and Stella Artois.

10/19/2020
Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail

If you missed our conversation last week with Sara Trail, founder and executive director of Social Justice Sewing Academy , for Third Thursday Talks you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/FtmNAl_MgQA

Third Thursday Talks are made possible with the generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund. The Social Justice Sewing Academy Exhibition is sponsored by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and City of Riverside, CA - City Government. Thank you to our friends at UCR Center for Ideas and Society for partnering with us on “Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail.”

#ucrarts #thirdthursdaytalks #downtownriverside #socialjusticesewingacademy #quilting #textileart #socialjustice

UCR ARTS is pleased to present the Social Justice Sewing Academy exhibition of community quilts this fall and to bring SJSA workshops to high schools in Rive...

Get your tickets for the Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration on Saturday, October 24 from 6-7pm and you can join...
10/17/2020

Get your tickets for the Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration on Saturday, October 24 from 6-7pm and you can join curator Douglas McCulloh for an exclusive tour of the [email protected] exhibition! See the remarkable art gifted and collected in the decade since the Culver’s October 2010 grand opening. You’ll also enjoy musical performances, special guests, giveaways, and more!

Register here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/10/15/culver-10th-year-anniversary-celebration/

Image: (detail) Conrad Ruiz, "Cocktail 4", 2014, watercolor and oil on canvas. Gift of the artist.

Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, City of Riverside Calif, Altura Credit Union, and Stella Artois.

10/16/2020
UCR Arts | Ticketing - Culver 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration is next week! Join us on Saturday, October 24 from 6 to 7pm for an evening of musical performances, [email protected] exhibition tour with curator Douglas McCulloh, special guests, giveaways and highlights from the past 10 years!

Register for FREE here: https://ucrartstickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1387.

Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, City of Riverside, CA - City Government, Altura Credit Union, and Stella Artois.

Join us for a virtual anniversary celebration event! The evening will feature live performances, tour with Sr. Curator Douglas McCulloh, special guests, giveaways and highlights from the past 10 years. The event link will be emailed to you prior to the event. Please consider "Opting In" for SMS...

“Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail” is today at 4pm PST and it’s not too late to register! Join us to hear Sara Trail, fo...
10/15/2020

“Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail” is today at 4pm PST and it’s not too late to register! Join us to hear Sara Trail, founder and executive director of Social Justice Sewing Academy, in conversation with Sheila Bergman, UCR ARTS executive director, about Trail’s path to Social Justice Sewing Academy and the important work of SJSA. We’ll also learn about the artworks currently on view at UCR ARTS which were created by talented artists who have participated in SJSA’s workshops.

Register here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/08/06/third-thursday-talk-sara-trail/

Image 1: “Activist ABC’s,” Bianca Mercado, 2017, Materials: Cotton, batiks, Techniques: Raw-edge appliqué, hand embroidered, machine quilted, Social Justice Sewing Academy.

Image 2: Sara Trail, founder and executive director of Social Justice Sewing Academy

Third Thursday Talks are made possible with the generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund. The Social Justice Sewing Academy exhibition is sponsored by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and City of Riverside, CA - City Government. Thank you to our friends at UCR Center for Ideas and Society for partnering with us on “Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail.”

#ucrarts #thirdthursdaytalks #downtownriverside #socialjusticesewingacademy #quilting #textileart #socialjustice

“Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail” is tomorrow (October 15) at 4pm PST! Join us to hear Sara Trail, founder and executiv...
10/14/2020

“Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail” is tomorrow (October 15) at 4pm PST! Join us to hear Sara Trail, founder and executive director of Social Justice Sewing Academy, in conversation with Sheila Bergman, UCR ARTS executive director, about Trail’s path to Social Justice Sewing Academy and the important work of SJSA. We’ll also learn about the artworks currently on view at UCR ARTS which were created by talented artists who have participated in SJSA’s workshops.

Register here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/08/06/third-thursday-talk-sara-trail/

Allyson Allen is unable to join the conversation as previously advertised but we are excited to work with her on a separate artist interview! Stay tuned for a video that will be released in coming weeks to learn about her work as a textile artist and educator who focuses on social justice themes.

Image 1: “Exit Wound,” Audrey Bernier, 2018, Materials: Cotton, batiks, Techniques: Raw-edge appliqué, hand embroidered, machine quilted, Social Justice Sewing Academy.

Image 2: Sara Trail, founder and executive director of Social Justice Sewing Academy

Third Thursday Talks are made possible with the generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund. The Social Justice Sewing Academy exhibition is sponsored by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and City of Riverside, CA - City Government. Thank you to our friends at UCR Center for Ideas and Society for partnering with us on “Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail.”

#ucrarts #thirdthursdaytalks #downtownriverside #socialjusticesewingacademy #quilting #textileart #socialjustice

We’re pleased to have Allyson Allen, textile artist and educator, join the conversation with Sara Trail, founder and exe...
10/12/2020

We’re pleased to have Allyson Allen, textile artist and educator, join the conversation with Sara Trail, founder and executive director of Social Justice Sewing Academy along with Sheila Bergman, UCR ARTS executive director for “Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail.”

Join us to learn about Trail’s love of sewing and passion for social justice, her path to SJSA, and the future of the organization this Thursday, October 15 at 4pm PST. Register for FREE here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2020/08/06/third-thursday-talk-sara-trail/

Founded in 2017, @sjsacademy is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. UCR ARTS currently presents a selection of Social Justice Sewing Academy community quilts and will bring SJSA workshops to high schools in Riverside county.

Third Thursday Talks are made possible with the generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund. The Social Justice Sewing Academy exhibition is sponsored by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the City of Riverside, CA - City Government. Thank you to our friends at UCR Center for Ideas and Society for partnering with us on “Third Thursday Talks: Sara Trail.”

Image 1: Allyson Allen, textile artist and educator.
Image 2: Sara Trail, founder and executive director of SJSA.

#ucrarts #socialjusticesewingacademy #downtownriverside #quilting #textileart #socialjustice

Don’t miss this event by Riverside Art Museum tonight!
10/10/2020

Don’t miss this event by Riverside Art Museum tonight!

Image: Storm clouds move in as guitarist Javon Jones sings gospel hymns during a live-stream sunrise #Easter service that usually draws hundreds of people on Mt Rubidoux in Riverside, CA; not this year. Canceled #covid19. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

Please join us this evening for the first conversation in our new Portal series, Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., free on Zoom.

Inland Empire Transformations Made Visible: Gina Ferazzi discusses her recent photography with Douglas McCulloh, artist and senior curator at UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography

Gina Ferazzi grew up in the small New England town of Longmeadow, Mass. She has been a staff photographer with the Los Angeles Times since 1994 and her photos are a part of the staff Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News in 2016 for the San Bernardino terrorist attack and for the wildfires in 2004. She’s an all-around photographer covering assignments from the Winter Olympics and presidential campaigns to local and national news events. Her video documentaries include stories on black tar heroin, health clinics, women priests, sports features, and marine suicide. Lately, she has spent the past six months documenting how the coronavirus pandemic has affected lives in the Inland Empire. A two-sport scholarship athlete at the University of Maine, Orono, she still holds the record for five goals in one field hockey game. This discussion is in partnership with UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography.

For more info and to register for this free Zoom talk, visit www.riversideartmuseum.org/portals.

In “Inland Empire Transformations Made Visible,” Gina Ferazzi discusses her recent photography with our own Douglas McCu...
10/08/2020

In “Inland Empire Transformations Made Visible,” Gina Ferazzi discusses her recent photography with our own Douglas McCulloh, artist and senior curator at California Museum of Photography.

This first conversation in Riverside Art Museum’s new Portal series is this Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., free on Zoom.

For more info and to register for this talk, visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/portals.

Image: On the front lawn of the Unitarian Church in Riverside, CA, the last rays of sunlight shine on a #BLM memorial of photographs of Black people killed by police. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

Please join us for the first conversation in our new Portal series, Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m., free on Zoom.

Inland Empire Transformations Made Visible: Gina Ferazzi discusses her recent photography with Douglas McCulloh, artist and senior curator at UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography

Gina Ferazzi grew up in the small New England town of Longmeadow, Mass. She has been a staff photographer with the Los Angeles Times since 1994 and her photos are a part of the staff Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News in 2016 for the San Bernardino terrorist attack and for the wildfires in 2004. She’s an all-around photographer covering assignments from the Winter Olympics and presidential campaigns to local and national news events. Her video documentaries include stories on black tar heroin, health clinics, women priests, sports features, and marine suicide. Lately, she has spent the past six months documenting how the coronavirus pandemic has affected lives in the Inland Empire. A two-sport scholarship athlete at the University of Maine, Orono, she still holds the record for five goals in one field hockey game. This discussion is in partnership with UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography.

For more info and to register for this free Zoom talk, visit: www.riversideartmuseum.org/portals.

10/06/2020
UCR Arts | Ticketing - Culver 10th Anniversary Celebration

Registration is open for the Culver 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration! Join us via Zoom on Saturday, October 24 from 6 to 7pm for an evening of live performances, [email protected] exhibition tour with curator Douglas McCulloh, special guests, giveaways and highlights from the past 10 years!

Register for FREE here: https://ucrartstickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1387.

Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, City of Riverside, CA - City Government, Altura Credit Union, and Stella Artois.

Join us for a virtual anniversary celebration event! The evening will feature live performances, tour with Sr. Curator Douglas McCulloh, special guests, giveaways and highlights from the past 10 years. The event link will be emailed to you prior to the event. Please consider "Opting In" for SMS...

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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