UCR ARTSblock
University of California, Riverside, has recently brought together its three premier art institutions to create a new cultural complex: UCR ARTSblock. ARTSblock is composed of the California Museum of Photography, the Sweeney Art Gallery, and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings in downtown Riverside, easily accessible to the public as well as the campus, ARTSblock's mission is to provide a cultural presence, educational resource, community center and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the community.

ARTSblock's programs investigate the art of our time, media arts, and the history and practice of photography through exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, artist residencies, permanent collections, and creative laboratories. ARTSblock presents significant national and international art and photography, and showcases UCR student artwork and regional artists.

ARTSblock's activities embody University of California, Riverside's commitment to broadly-based public education and cutting-edge research. ARTSblock offers innovative programs that engage diverse audiences, nourish the imagination and challenge assumptions.
Amy Myers' Monumental Drawings
Amy Myers' Monumental Drawings
Artist Amy Myers creates abstract forms that reference simultaneously the movements of subatomic particles, trajectories of cosmic events, mandalas for mediation, and female sexual physiognomy in her new exhibition.
Zoe Crosher and the Michelle duBois Project
Zoe Crosher and the Michelle duBois Project
L.A.-based artist Zoe Crosher's newest exhibition features an extensive body of work in which the artist re-imagines the seemingly endless personal archive of one woman -- the pseudonymous "duBois."
Patrick Quan's Accidents, Failures, and Fantastical Landscapes
Patrick Quan's Accidents, Failures, and Fantastical Landscapes
Artist Patrick Quan's new installation transforms numerous spaces into a turbulent dreamscape of contemplative and confrontational portals for the viewer to peer through.
Geographies of Detention, Inside and from Afar
Geographies of Detention, Inside and from Afar
The California Museum of Photography's exhibition, "Geographies of Detention: From Guantánamo to the Golden Gulag," merges art and activism, exposing the realities of U.S. prison systems through visual form.
The 'Incorruptible Flesh' of Ron Athey
The 'Incorruptible Flesh' of Ron Athey
The performance art of Ron Athey is rooted in the pageantry of charismatic preachers like The Foursquare Church's Aimee Semple. He performs "Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains" on July 10th at Human Resources in L.A.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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