Institute of the Arts and Sciences

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The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is an interdisciplinary public forum located in the Arts Division at the University of California, Santa Cruz. With a wide-ranging program of speakers, exhibitions and events, the IAS showcases artists, scholars and activists who address the critical issues of our time.

Upcoming Events

Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Assuming the Exosexual Position, Book Cover

Celebrate with performance artists and educators Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, as well as special guests, the release of their new book, Assuming the...

10/5 4pm
Clockwise from top left: India Cookie, Emmanuel Etolo, Mandjou Kone, Nelson Harrison, Rahman Jamaal, and Charles Tolliver.

First conceptualized in the 1950s by cosmic philosopher and jazz giant Sun Ra, Afrofuturism is a wide-ranging social, political, and artistic movement intent...

10/14 4pm
Gilda Sheppard, Since I Been Down, 2020, Still

Continuing the Visualizing Abolition online event series, we are pleased to offer a limited, online screening of Gilda Sheppard’s award-winning documentary,...

10/21
Gilda Sheppard, Since I Been Down, 2020, Still

Continuing the Visualizing Abolition online event series, we are pleased to offer a limited, online screening of Gilda Sheppard’s award-winning documentary,...

10/22
Gilda Sheppard, Since I Been Down, 2020, Still

Continuing the Visualizing Abolition online event series, we are pleased to offer a limited, online screening of Gilda Sheppard’s award-winning documentary,...

10/23

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