Content Tagged with: UCR ARTS

She sees dead people

History doctoral student Alyse Yeargan studies photographs of the deceased to understand how and why we grieve
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture, Students

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
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Power play: Manipulation and absurdity in photography

California Museum of Photography exhibition explores how artist Robert Cumming exposed the truth and trickery of photography
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Finding grace through waste in ‘Intolerable Beauty’

The new exhibition from artist and environmental activist Chris Jordan runs July 6-Jan. 5 at the Culver Center of the Arts
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Expanding the vision of queer dance

The two-day Explode! Queer Dance Festival will showcase artists from across the United States and around the world, featuring contemporary dance, improvisation, and drag. Curated by dance scholar Clare Croft , this will mark the festival’s West Coast debut. UCR ARTS and the UCR Department of Dance are co-hosting the...
By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

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...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR’s midcentury architecture to be showcased during Modernism Week

Photographs, including images captured by Ansel Adams, will be featured during a free exhibition open to the public at UCR's Palm Desert Center.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

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...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Arts patron and UCR supporter Henry Coil dies at 85

Henry W. Coil Jr., a Riverside native and community booster whose construction firm and personal giving preserved historic buildings, built multiple schools and strengthened programs for young people and the arts, died October 3, 2018 at the age of 85. “Henry is one of those rare individuals who not only...
By Jeanette Marantos | | University

Rolling out the ‘Red Carpet’

"Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C" (Nikolay Maslov) Walk into the Culver Center of the Arts, and you’ll immediately find yourself immersed in the new, large-scale exhibition by Yunhee Min and Peter Tolkin. Three gigantic, undulating swathes of red fabric extend toward the entryway, inviting viewers to...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR Arts exhibition examines architecture and painting

“Painting Architecture” will open at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Sept. 1
By Madeline Adamo | | University

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
By Madeline Adamo | | Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS celebrates new name, purpose

The newly renamed arts institution will bring enhanced programming and scholarship to downtown Riverside
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Exhibition explores 20th Century through the lens of dust

A peculiar photograph leads to an examination of modernity, war, and ruin in “A Handful of Dust”
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

“Fictive Kin” questions how we view the everyday

A new exhibition showcasing the photography of contemporary artists Sarah Conaway, Annette Kelm, and Kim Schoen will debut at the Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTSblock on Feb. 24. Much information in our daily lives is consumed through visual cues, like billboards blinking by on a highway, with...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture