Critical and Curatorial MFA Thesis Exhibition: ‘how to gently unpack an empire’

"The exhibition was delivered online through Zoom in a series of six sessions, each focusing on different cultural archives specific to the artists’ history. This created a level of intimacy that worked towards unpacking and divulging..."

Six Black Artists Test the Limits of Portraiture

"The Black Index" at UC Irvine pursues knottier narratives of self-representation. The six artists included in "The Black Index", the new exhibition at UC Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG), are highlighted by Allison Conner of Hyperallergic.com.

‘We exist in other ways ... to see us, to find us’ — UC Irvine debuts ‘The Black Index’ exhibition

"The Black Index," the newest exhibition for the University Art Galleries (UAG) curated by Bridget Cooks, an associate professor of African American studies and art history at UC Irvine, garnered a review from Lilly Nguyen for the LA Times.

A Radical Approach to Teaching Art: Looking Back At The UCI Art Department in its Founding Years

Liz Goldner from "LA Weekly" covers the UCI Department of Art's prolific history by recalling some of the most memorable artists and shows ever to highlight the talent presented by both the faculty and students.

A Recollection of 2020’s Post-Graduate MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Read a student review for the latest installation in the UAG, Post-Graduate MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the Class of 2020. (Image) Jackson Hunt, “New American Paintings,” installation view, CAC Gallery, UCI © 2020. Photo: Paul Salveson.

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Virtual Tour

With the current restriction of COVID-19, our campus is closed to the public. If you are looking to get a closer view inside the school, take our new virtual tour! You may also learn more through our Student Affairs pages on the main menu..

UC Irvine Art Department: Recontextualizing Instruction During Changing Times

The visual and performing arts inspire and enlighten us. They provide solace, help us rise above difficulties and uplift our spirits during times of change and confusion. “Art is essential to the well-being of individuals and society...”

A New Cultural Paradigm at the UC Irvine School of the Arts

“Performance is the golden thread of connection among living bodies,” said Stephen Barker Ph.D., Dean, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), during a recent Zoom interview. “It captures the essence of the human experience.”

Four UCI professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Four professors at the University of California, Irvine – historian Mark LeVine, scientist Andrej Lupták, sculptor Jennifer Pastor and journalist Amy Wilentz – have been named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows.

Art and soul

#UCIArtsAnywhere encourages people to post photos or videos of themselves engaging with the arts on social media.

Medical, nursing, EMT students eager to contribute during coronavirus crisis

Tim McMullen, a first year medical student at UCI, is part of a group making face shieds on Thursday, April 2, 2020. A group of students and professors are trying to make 5,000 shields by April 7, 2020. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, OC Register/SCNG)

UCI Campus Virtual Reality Tour

Even though we cannot host our future students on campus at this time, it is no reason for you to not be able to take a tour! Learn more about UCI here. (Hosted through You Visit)

UCI Campus Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The UCI Coronavirus website is dedicated to keeping the UCI Anteater Community up-to-date on the latest information pertaining to the coronavirus.

‘Blue Wave’ --- An Exhibition by the Late Lutz Bacher

In UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is the exhibition, ‘Blue Wave’, the final exhibition of artist Lutz Bacher. This display of four different works, three of which are new, is curated by UCI professor Monica Majoli.

The Society of Literature, Science and the Arts will hold its 33rd-Annual Meeting at UC Irvine

The Society of Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), will hold their 33rd-annual meeting at UC Irvine to discuss a theme called, Experimental Engagements. The co-organizers of the event are UCI professors Antoinette LaFarge and…

Her sound art gave voice to black people killed by police. Finally, we get to hear it

“American Monument” is by artist lauren woods, left, who is protesting police violence against African Americans. Curator Kimberli Meyer is a key collaborator who helped get the work staged at UC Irvine’s Beall Center. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17

UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters.

Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91

DeLap’s final public appearance, in January, was participating in a panel discussion at UCI Arts. For this occasion, the lucid nonagenarian exhibited his characteristic dry sense of humor while discussing memorable events from his years at UCI.