UCR Arts receives American Alliance of Museums accreditation

AAM is the fields’ gold standard for museum excellence.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR ARTS awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant

The grant will support “Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,” an exhibition opening in fall 2022.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

‘Adventurous Music for Curious Ears’

The 2021-22 Outpost Concert Series kicks off the five-concert season on Nov. 3.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

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

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘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

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS goes virtual

Experience 360-degree exhibition tours, artist interviews, hands-on activities, and more from the comfort of home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Out of the ashes and into the fire

‘Facing Fire’ explores the beauty, threat, and devastation of California’s growing wildfires

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘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

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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 event...

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 his...

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