Archive for the ‘ArtiSTIC’ Category

Celebrating the Life of Vaclav Havel (1936-2011): EXTENDED

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Extended through January 2014

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, this exhibit is part of a commemoration of 2013 as the year of Vaclav Havel. It features visual materials illustrating his contributions to arts and culture, politics and democracy, and human rights and civil society as well as his visit to UCLA in 1991.

Current Exhibit at Powell Library

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire, 1600 to Present

July 29 – October 4

Labs on the Go examines the reciprocal and productive relationship between science and empire from the Age of Exploration, through the Age of Empire and into the present-day. Drawing on the strengths of UCLA Library Special Collections’ images and objects, the items on display highlight the technical materials developed and utilized by men and women of science for the purposes of examining and documenting unknown landscapes, botanicals and peoples. The instruments range from microscopes to botanical specimens to photograph albums.

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire started as the title of the 2013 Spring quarter seminar for freshman in GE Cluster 21CW: History of Modern Thought. This is the second year of a pedagogical experiment which seeks to teach history of science through the history of primary source objects, in addition to texts.

Figure Drawing Classes for Young Artists

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Ragan Art Academy’s Introductory Life Drawing Course | Session 1
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Galleries

Barnsdall Arts is pleased to offer a special four-session Ragan Art Academy figure drawing course at the Hammer for youth ages 12–17.

Life drawing inspired by the Hammer collection is taught by an experienced teaching artist utilizing a professional model. Enrollment is limited to 20 students, and there is a refundable registration fee of $25.

For more information, click here.

To register, please contact Quan Trang, director, at 310-817-9605.

Einstein’s Dreams

Friday, May 10th, 2013

UCLA Library’s Teaching and Learning Services and Powell Library are delighted to announce the opening of:

Einstein’s Dreams, an exhibit designed and curated by Design|Media Arts department chair, Willem Henri Lucas, featuring the best work created by students in his Winter 2013 DESMA 25: Typography class.

The project was based on the book “Einstein’s Dreams” written in 1992 by Alan Lightman. The book is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by the young Albert Einstein as he’s creating his theory of relativity, a new concept of time. The student project was to design the back, spine and front cover (with eight different limitations) of the book, and the typography for one chapter, using the Times New Roman font.The work of this class, presented on nine large 44 x 64” posters is a design process in eight steps, and shows there is an enormous complexity to design and typography, especially when it is combined with geometric shapes and forms, and the use of color and imagery.

Listen to a 2-minute interview with Prof. Lucas on designing the exhibit:

The exhibit can be viewed in the Night Powell Reading Room on the first floor of Powell Library. Catch a sneak peek of the exhibit in the photos below.

This is the second exhibit in a new “Visible Learning” initiative launched by Teaching and Learning Services to showcase undergraduate achievement.  Special thanks to Catherine Brown for her outreach efforts, Michael Elliott for installing the posters, Janine Henri for facilitating interaction with DMA, and Brenda Williams for keeping us on track.

The New Play Festival 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

New plays in performance by UCLA’s MFA playwrights

  • “Honey Bee” by Jonathan Edwards
  • “Neon Boneyard” by Tyler McClain
  • “Georgie Porgie” by Matthew Quinlan

Play 1: Nov. 15-17 at 8 p.m. & Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Play 2: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. & Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

Play 3: Dec. 6-8, 2012 at 8 p.m. & Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.


No tickets or reservations for this show. Limited seats available on rush basis only.

Please arrive at the theater least 30 minutes prior to show time.

Seats will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Macgowan Hall – Studio 1340

Click here for the website.


Artist Books @ the Arts Library

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The Arts Library, one of eleven UCLA libraries on campus, houses also some of the most unusual books on the campus.

Artist Books are books not necessarily meant to be read, but to be held, observed and to stimulate the soul.  The artist is making a statement with the look and the feel.

I recommend The Book of Hair.

Housed in “the cage,” at the Public Affairs building, the Artist Books are locked up there to preserve their appearance and security.

Click here to listen to the story.


Family Flicks

Monday, June 25th, 2012

UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present family flicks and they are free!

Next up: My Friend Flicka, July 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Billy Wilder Theater


Considered immature and irresponsible by his rancher father, young Ken dreams of having his own horse. He is ultimately entrusted with a chestnut filly he names Flicka but the responsibilities of caring for the animal puts Ken quickly to the test, especially when Flicka becomes gravely injured.

Click here for directions.

Click here for the calendar of events.


Fowler Museum

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women

February 26–July 29, 2012

From 1971 to 1994, Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) embarked on a series of projects with Afghan embroiderers, creating monumental pieces that would become some of the artist’s most iconic works. Working first in Kabul in the 1970s and then in refugee camps in Pakistan after the 1979 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Afghan women embroidered works based on Boetti’s templates that include:  colorful grids of letters that spell out phrases (such as “Order and Disorder”); Mappe (maps), wall-sized world maps with countries filled-in with the colors and symbols of their flags; and Tutto (everything), large-scale works entirely filled with intricately embroidered shapes representing diverse objects—sunglasses, a Hindu goddess, a protractor, twins, and more. The exhibition features twenty-nine works by Boetti along with documentary photographs of the Afghan embroiderers taken in 1990 at Boetti’s request by Randi Malkin Steinberger, as well as examples of the traditional styles of embroidery that might have played a role in stimulating Boetti’s best-known works.

Click here for more information.

Free and open to the public.

Art Undergraduate Senior Exhibition

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Broad Art Ctr. Venue – - New Wight Gallery

End-of-year exhibition by undergraduate senior students in the UCLA Department of Art.

The gallery will be open before and after the School of the Arts and Architecture Commencement ceremonies on June 16 so that visiting family and friends may attend.

Free and open to the public.

Hooked on Gaming: Applications for Education

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
California NanoSystems Institute – Auditorium

Gamification (think gaming but with learning benefits) has been called one of the most important trends in technology by several industry experts. In science, medicine, and high-tech, game-design techniques are increasingly being used as important tools to foster more efficient and effective education and learning. In addition, such techniques can be utilized for scientific discovery.

We will explore these concepts with Zao Yang, co-creator of the social network game, Farmville. Farmville is a case-study for the successful application of game mechanics to an online game.

We will explore with Zao what these mechanics are and how they can be effectively applied to science, medicine and business.

Free and open to the public.