Ernest "Ernie" García, UCR’s first Hispanic graduate, dies
García, class of 1955, made positive impacts as an educator and as an arts lover.
Still life in shades of gray
How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art
UCR ARTS reopens May 13 — now with free admission
Explore six exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography and Culver Center of the Arts with new measures ensuring guest safety
‘Art in the Plague Year’ exhibition seeks art imagining a world beyond 2020
The open call marks the first time the California Museum of Photography has solicited art from the public at this scale
In the eye of the beholder
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
Creating Through Crises
Fifteen UCR faculty members and staff offer tips on keeping a creative spirit in the age of COVID-19
UCR ARTS goes virtual
Experience 360-degree exhibition tours, artist interviews, hands-on activities, and more from the comfort of home
Out of the ashes and into the fire
‘Facing Fire’ explores the beauty, threat, and devastation of California’s growing wildfires
‘Empty Vessel’ offers a rare insider’s view of California skate parks
Photographer Amir Zaki highlights the unique architectural spaces and their place in California culture
Comprehensive digital photography collection and $500k endowment donated to UCR ARTS
The gift from Jim and Georgia Steinhart marks the art center’s inaugural born-digital collection and first-ever endowment
Power play: Manipulation and absurdity in photography
California Museum of Photography exhibition explores how artist Robert Cumming exposed the truth and trickery of photography
Decoding race, monstrosity, and desire in ‘Candyman’
“Reflection Eternal,” on view at the Culver Center of the Arts Aug. 31-Jan. 19, unpacks the iconic horror film figure
Dual exhibitions from photographer John Divola examine social identity and the sublime
“STRATUM” and “Clive Wearing’s Dilemma” are on view at the California Museum of Photography May 11-Sept. 8
The enduring power of art as activism in “Emory Douglas: Bold Visual Language”
Although the Black Panther Party dissolved nearly 40 years ago, the movement’s legacy endures — largely through the iconic imagery created by former party member Emory Douglas. As the minister of culture for the Black Panther Party and graphic artist for the organization’s newspaper, Douglas was charged with establishing the...
Leaving it all to chance
Douglas McCulloh is not a man ruled by fate, but rather, chance. In fact, McCulloh, who joined UCR ARTS as the new senior curator for the California Museum of Photography, or CMP, in July has made chance his primary modus operandi. He traces his preoccupation with chance back to his...
Deconstructing the indestructible ‘Luke Cage’
“How do you show that he’s bulletproof?” asks artist and University of California, Riverside professor John Jennings, while discussing Marvel superhero Luke Cage. “You have to shoot him. You have to have a black man during the Black Lives Matter movement shot every episode to prove that he’s bulletproof. And...
Rare camera collection goes to Calif. Museum of Photography
The California Museum of Photography has received a robust donation of American field view cameras, filling a significant gap in the museum’s collection. Donor Larry Pierce, a mineralogist and majority owner of Phoenix-based Fiberquant Analytical Services, gifted his collection of more than 500 cameras, as well as hundreds of related...
UCR Arts exhibition examines architecture and painting
“Painting Architecture” will open at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Sept. 1
UCR Arts Exhibition blurs boundaries of art and architecture
“Red Carpet in C” will open at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Aug. 18