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

‘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 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.

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.”

A Memorable First Glimpse – The Buck Collection at UCI

Gerald Buck was a Newport Beach developer whose passion for compelling art grew into that of legend over a span of 40 years until his death in 2013. This long-time love affair with art resulted in a massive collection of 3,300 artworks by California...

Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures

“We are creating a world-class museum and research oasis to study and enjoy the rich expanse of California art,” said Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts and executive director of IMCA. “California artists use light and space...

Coast Magazines Arts Issue

This month's cover piece is by Delilah Montoya called "Tijerina Tantrum," 1998. The work is part of the Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art.

A Controversial German Philosopher Inspires a UC Irvine Exhibit's Exploration of 'Us' and 'Them'

OC Weekly art critic Dave Barton reviews the current UAG exhibtion “Schmitt, You and Me” by Omar Mismar and curated by Juli Carson and on view through December 16th in the Room Gallery. (Photo by Jeff McLane)

Claire Trevor’s Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján

The New University's reporter Eashan Reddy Kotha reviews UCI Art's exhibition “Aztlan to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert ‘Magu’ Lujan” part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative.

Your Guide to SoCal's Biggest-Ever Latinx and Latin American Art Event (Part II)

LA WEEKLY'S Gwynedd Stuart features exhibitions in Southern California that are a part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Inititive.

Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján

Gilbert “Magu” Luján was a visionary, a dedicated artist, and an intellectual who helped define and promote Chicano art in the 1960s and 70s, in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement. He was born in 1940, the son of Mexican and indigenous parents...

Kerry Tribe Talks Emotion and Memory in “H.M.”

The University Art Gallery hosted a roundtable discussion of Kerry Tribe’s experimental film, “H.M.,” covering topics such as memory and trauma, in the Claire Trevor School’s Winifred Smith Hall last Thursday night. Tribe was among the panelists...

A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI

The University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI, has taken an interesting approach to promotion. Everything from the website to the enormous, informative pamphlets available in the foyer is adorned with the same...