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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

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May Family First Sunday marks the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Join us to learn abou...
05/02/2021
Family First Sundays: Art & Activism for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May Family First Sunday marks the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Join us to learn about Japanese photographer Kusakabe Kimbei and Japanese-American activist Yuji Ichioka. Watch the video and download the guide here: virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/04/28/family-first-sundays-art-activism-for-asian-heritage-month/.

Family First Sunday 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.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month so for Family First Sunday on May 2 we are celebrating with an art activity inspired by Japanese ph...

For the final session in our Slow Art Walk series until fall, we'll take you through some of the highlights of the past ...
04/29/2021

For the final session in our Slow Art Walk series until fall, we'll take you through some of the highlights of the past year’s slow art explorations. Join us on Thursday, May 6 at 6pm PST for this guided discussion around artworks in the collection of the California Museum of Photography. Register: https://forms.gle/KSnWQvji3fe41t79A
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Slow Art Walk 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.

#dtriversideartswalk #slowart #slowartwalk #ucrarts #photography #californiamusuemofphotography

For the final session in our Slow Art Walk series until fall, we'll take you through some of the highlights of the past year’s slow art explorations. Join us on Thursday, May 6 at 6pm PST for this guided discussion around artworks in the collection of the California Museum of Photography. Register: https://forms.gle/KSnWQvji3fe41t79A
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Slow Art Walk 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.

#dtriversideartswalk #slowart #slowartwalk #ucrarts #photography #californiamusuemofphotography

Congratulations to Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe on their Oscar win for Two Distant Strangers - Best Live-Action Sh...
04/26/2021

Congratulations to Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe on their Oscar win for Two Distant Strangers - Best Live-Action Short.

You can see Free’s street photography of Southern California Black Lives Matter protests in the Analogues: Travon Free exhibition at the California Museum of Photography reopening May 13 and watch his conversation with curator Douglas McCulloh at VIRTUAL UCR ARTS here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/travon-free/

#travonfree #TwoDistantStrangers #streetphotography #blacklivesmatter #Oscars #ucrarts #californiamuseumofphotography

Congratulations to Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe on their Oscar win for Two Distant Strangers - Best Live-Action Short.

You can see Free’s street photography of Southern California Black Lives Matter protests in the Analogues: Travon Free exhibition at the California Museum of Photography reopening May 13 and watch his conversation with curator Douglas McCulloh at VIRTUAL UCR ARTS here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/travon-free/

#travonfree #TwoDistantStrangers #streetphotography #blacklivesmatter #Oscars #ucrarts #californiamuseumofphotography

Watch Third Thursday Talks: Mikael Owunna here! Mikael Owunna is a multi-media artist and engineer whose work explores t...
04/16/2021
Third Thursday Talks: Mikael Owunna

Watch Third Thursday Talks: Mikael Owunna here!

Mikael Owunna is a multi-media artist and engineer whose work explores the intersections of visual media with engineering, optics, Blackness, and African cosmologies. He discussed his incredible work, including photographs featured in UCR ARTS’ virtual exhibition Art in the Plague Year, with curator Douglas McCulloh on Thursday, April 15 at 6pm PST.

#mikaelowunna #ucrarts #artintheplagueyear #infiniteessence

Mikael Owunna is a multi-media artist and engineer whose work explores the intersections of visual media with engineering, optics, Blackness, and African cos...

Enjoy ocean views from the California Museum of Photography's collection tomorrow (April 1) at 6pm PST for Slow Art Walk...
03/31/2021

Enjoy ocean views from the California Museum of Photography's collection tomorrow (April 1) at 6pm PST for Slow Art Walk. Participation is encouraged during this guided virtual conversation around art. RSVP: https://forms.gle/fsE7g6HuNHr3WuL17
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Slow Art Walk 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.

#ucrarts #dtriversideartswalk #slowartwalk

Enjoy ocean views from the California Museum of Photography's collection tomorrow (April 1) at 6pm PST for Slow Art Walk. Participation is encouraged during this guided virtual conversation around art. RSVP: https://forms.gle/fsE7g6HuNHr3WuL17
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Slow Art Walk 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.

#ucrarts #dtriversideartswalk #slowartwalk

Spring Break Photo Club starts today! RSVP throughout the weekend and receive photo activity instructions for families i...
03/26/2021

Spring Break Photo Club starts today! RSVP throughout the weekend and receive photo activity instructions for families including this DIY filter activity! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

Spring Break Photo Club starts today! RSVP throughout the weekend and receive photo activity instructions for families including this DIY filter activity! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

As we think ahead to future vacations and lazy summer days, spend some time looking at historic photographs of sand, sun...
03/25/2021

As we think ahead to future vacations and lazy summer days, spend some time looking at historic photographs of sand, sun, and surf. The guided group conversation will encourage attendees to slow down and look closely.
RSVP: https://forms.gle/fsE7g6HuNHr3WuL17

Slow Art Walk 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.

#ucrarts #dtriversideartswalk #slowartwalk

As we think ahead to future vacations and lazy summer days, spend some time looking at historic photographs of sand, sun, and surf. The guided group conversation will encourage attendees to slow down and look closely.
RSVP: https://forms.gle/fsE7g6HuNHr3WuL17

Slow Art Walk 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.

#ucrarts #dtriversideartswalk #slowartwalk

Spring Break Photo Club starts tomorrow! RSVP and receive photo activities for the family like this photo transfer to wo...
03/25/2021

Spring Break Photo Club starts tomorrow! RSVP and receive photo activities for the family like this photo transfer to wood! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

Spring Break Photo Club starts tomorrow! RSVP and receive photo activities for the family like this photo transfer to wood! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

RSVP for Spring Break Photo Club and receive photography activity instructions for families to enjoy together March 26-2...
03/24/2021

RSVP for Spring Break Photo Club and receive photography activity instructions for families to enjoy together March 26-28 - including this photomontage project! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

RSVP for Spring Break Photo Club and receive photography activity instructions for families to enjoy together March 26-28 - including this photomontage project! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

Looking for something new to do with the family for spring break? We can help with that! RSVP for our Spring Break Photo...
03/20/2021

Looking for something new to do with the family for spring break? We can help with that! RSVP for our Spring Break Photo Club and receive an email with photography activities for families to enjoy together each day on March 26-28! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/.../spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

Looking for something new to do with the family for spring break? We can help with that! RSVP for our Spring Break Photo Club and receive an email with photography activities for families to enjoy together each day on March 26-28! RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/.../spring-break-photo-club/

Spring Break Photo Club 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.

Join us for this curator-led tour of the Facing Fire exhibition, tomorrow (Saturday, March 13) at 11am PST! Curator Doug...
03/12/2021

Join us for this curator-led tour of the Facing Fire exhibition, tomorrow (Saturday, March 13) at 11am PST! Curator Douglas McCulloh will lead this live discussion about art, photography, and wildfire. RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/curator-led-tour-facing-fire/

Thank you to our sponsors: Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois.

#ucrarts #californiamuseumofphotography #facingfire #curatortours #photography #wildfire #wildfirephotography

Join us for this curator-led tour of the Facing Fire exhibition, tomorrow (Saturday, March 13) at 11am PST! Curator Douglas McCulloh will lead this live discussion about art, photography, and wildfire. RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/curator-led-tour-facing-fire/

Thank you to our sponsors: Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois.

#ucrarts #californiamuseumofphotography #facingfire #curatortours #photography #wildfire #wildfirephotography

Inlandia Institute's Blacklandia events series presents Black in Latin America in partnership with UCR ARTS' Third Thurs...
03/11/2021

Inlandia Institute's Blacklandia events series presents Black in Latin America in partnership with UCR ARTS' Third Thursdays Talks. On Thursday March 18 at 7pm PST, join us in conversation with Dr. Keenan Norris and panelists Alex Avila, Malcolm Friend, and Umi Vaughan as they discuss the seminal book by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "Black in Latin America." RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/LatinxBlacklandia

Inlandia Institute's Blacklandia events series presents Black in Latin America in partnership with UCR ARTS' Third Thursdays Talks. On Thursday March 18 at 7pm PST, join us in conversation with Dr. Keenan Norris and panelists Alex Avila, Malcolm Friend, and Umi Vaughan as they discuss the seminal book by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "Black in Latin America." RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/LatinxBlacklandia

NEW! Introducing interactive curator-led tours of our current exhibitions! This Saturday, March 13 at 11am PST curator D...
03/09/2021

NEW! Introducing interactive curator-led tours of our current exhibitions! This Saturday, March 13 at 11am PST curator Douglas McCulloh will lead a virtual tour of the Facing Fire exhibition currently installed at the California Museum of Photography. Join in on the live discussion about art, photography, and wildfire. Register for FREE here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/curator-led-tour-facing-fire/

Thank you to our sponsors: Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois Brewery .

#ucrarts #californiamuseumofphotography #facingfire #curatortours #photography #wildfire #wildfirephotography

NEW! Introducing interactive curator-led tours of our current exhibitions! This Saturday, March 13 at 11am PST curator Douglas McCulloh will lead a virtual tour of the Facing Fire exhibition currently installed at the California Museum of Photography. Join in on the live discussion about art, photography, and wildfire. Register for FREE here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/26/curator-led-tour-facing-fire/

Thank you to our sponsors: Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois Brewery .

#ucrarts #californiamuseumofphotography #facingfire #curatortours #photography #wildfire #wildfirephotography

In anticipation of spring, today's Family First Sunday project involves flowers, watercolors, and a sunny spot outside! ...
03/07/2021
Family First Sundays: Spring Still Life

In anticipation of spring, today's Family First Sunday project involves flowers, watercolors, and a sunny spot outside! Watch here or download the guide at VIRTUAL UCR ARTS: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/25/family-first-sundays-spring-still-life/

Family First Sunday 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.
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#riversidefirstsundays #ucrarts #familyfirstsundays

Join us for Family First Sunday to create your own beautiful floral watercolor painting of your own!Supplies for the Spring Still Life:Watercolor paintsWater...

Tomorrow! Join us for an architectural tour through the collection of the California Museum of Photography. RSVP: https:...
03/03/2021

Tomorrow! Join us for an architectural tour through the collection of the California Museum of Photography.
RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/25/slow-art-walk-architecture-and-photography/

Slow Art Walk is supported by the Gluck Fellows of University of California, Riverside. The Gluck Fellows Program is made possible by the generosity of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.
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#dtriversideartswalk #ucrarts #photography #architecture

Tomorrow! Join us for an architectural tour through the collection of the California Museum of Photography.
RSVP: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/02/25/slow-art-walk-architecture-and-photography/

Slow Art Walk is supported by the Gluck Fellows of University of California, Riverside. The Gluck Fellows Program is made possible by the generosity of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.
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#dtriversideartswalk #ucrarts #photography #architecture

If you missed last week's talk with piano duo HOCKET, you can watch it here!
02/23/2021
Third Thursday Talks: HOCKET

If you missed last week's talk with piano duo HOCKET, you can watch it here!

HOCKET is the cutting edge piano duo of Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff. The Los Angeles-based composer-pianists are dedicated to commissioning and performi...

Thank you, LENSCRATCH, for this article on our newest virtual exhibition, Art in The Plague Year, and the many talented ...
02/17/2021
Art in the Plague Year - LENSCRATCH

Thank you, LENSCRATCH, for this article on our newest virtual exhibition, Art in The Plague Year, and the many talented artists involved. www.artintheplagueyear.com

Image: ©Bootsy Holler, 0429.2117 Savannah, 2019

To kick off a week of projects created during the pandemic, we start with a new exhibition, Art in the Plague Year, that has opened online, organized by UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography and curated by Douglas McCulloh, Nikolay Maslov, and Rita Sobreiro Souther. Art in the Plague Year prese...

Join us for Third Thursday Talks: HOCKET this Thursday, February 18 at 6pm PST! Register here: https://virtualucrarts.uc...
02/16/2021
How Small I Feel, by Ian Dicke | #What2020SoundsLike

Join us for Third Thursday Talks: HOCKET this Thursday, February 18 at 6pm PST! Register here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/01/28/third-thursday-talks-hocket/

We'll hear the pianist-composer duo of Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff discuss their newest project #What2020SoundsLike with UCR Assistant Professor of Music, Ian Dicke, who composed "How Small I Feel" for the project, and UCR ARTS Director Dr. Sheila Bergman.

Third Thursday Talks are made possible with the generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund. Thank you to Altura Credit Union and Stella Artois for their support of all of our virtual programs.
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UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

How Small I Feel for melodic, toy piano, and piano, by Ian DickeAbout the project:2020 has been a year with unprecedented emotional, mental, physical, and so...

HOCKET, the piano duo of Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, discuss their newest project #What2020SoundsLike with Dr. She...
02/11/2021
BGA (Breonna, George and Ahmaud), by Alexander Elliot Miller | #What2020SoundsLike

HOCKET, the piano duo of Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, discuss their newest project #What2020SoundsLike with Dr. Sheila Bergman, UCR ARTS Director, and Ian Dicke, Composer and UCR Assistant Professor of Music, on February 18 at 6pm PST. Register for FREE here: https://virtualucrarts.ucr.edu/2021/01/28/third-thursday-talks-hocket/.

Learn more about HOCKET: http://www.hocket.org
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BGA (Breonna, George and Ahmaud) for piano four-hands, by Alexander Elliot MillerAbout the project:2020 has been a year with unprecedented emotional, mental,...

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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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