The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara sponsors diverse programs to support its current exhibitions and permanent collections, including related lectures.

We look forward to your participation at an upcoming event! 


Suzanne Lacy & Pablo Helguera

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact, 1769 - 1824

To celebrate the opening of LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, members of the UCSB Pops Orchestra will play musical scores from the beloved television shows and films: The Original Series, The Next Generation and Beyond.

  1. September 23, 2016 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm
  1. Music/Arts

Join award-winning film and television makeup artist Michael Westmore for a close encounter with his alien creations. Questions and discussion will be encouraged. 

  1. September 24, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 1:00pm
  1. art/lecture/walk-through

Jodie Hollander, the poet in residence at The Squire Foundation, will read from her debut collection, The Humane Society.

  1. September 29, 2016 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm
  1. Poetry Reading

Join Jocelyn Gibbs, Rebecca Harlow and Lilit Sadoyan as they lead an informal walk-through of Fall exhibitions.  Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

  1. October 1, 2016 -
    2:00pm to 3:00pm
  1. Art/Walk-through/Talk

Reception with Michael Westmore at AD&A Museum followed by a screening of Star Trek: First Contact at Pollock Theater.

  1. October 6, 2016 -
    5:30pm to 8:30pm

Lecture: Repetition, Variation, and the Spaces Between: Print Series at Gemini G.E.L., 1966–2014

  1. October 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
  1. Lecture

What makes for a meaningful chair? How might it be the site for the convergence of form, function, environment, and intentionality?

  1. October 13, 2016 - 5:30pm

John Nava (BA 1969 CCS Art) will use test swatches and his newly completed work, Lizzie with a Knit Cap, to discuss the process for making his extraordinary tapestries.

  1. October 19, 2016 - 5:30pm
  1. Art/Work-shop

An eclectic/electroacoustic mix of Middle Eastern instrumentalists, the poetry of Rumi, and...

  1. October 20, 2016 - 5:30pm
  1. Music