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The UAG presents "Leaves for Burning" featuring artists Cog•nate Collective, Bassem Saad, and Artur Żmijewski

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT The exhibition, curated by Professor of Art Juli Carson and guest artist Heather M. O'Brien, features three inspiring installations. The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to host Leaves for Burning, a group exhibition of the...

The UAG hosts the American premiere of Yael Bartana’s "Malka Germania"

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT *This article was updated on Jan. 4, 2022 to reflect the new opening date of Jan. 29, and on Jan. 27 to add the new closing date of April 8, 2022. IRVINE, Calif. – The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to host the American...

UCI Art Galleries Return to In-Person Shows with Three Remarkable Exhibitions

MEDIA ADVISORY UCI Art Galleries Return to In-Person Shows with Three Remarkable Exhibitions EVENT: The University Art Galleries (UAG) and Beall Center for Art + Technology at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts return to in-person shows for the first time in 18 months, hosting three...

Revolution Everywhere: Thresholds of Resistance

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to present Revolution Everywhere: Thresholds of Resistance. The exhibition features 3 large-scale installations by Panos Aprahamian, Heather M. O’Brien, and...

The UAG to host Heather M. O'Brien's book launch

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) will host the book launch for Heather M. O'Brien's photographic installation and artist book, like the delayed rays of a star. The launch will coincide with the opening...

UAG presents The Messiah Triangle by artist Michael Moshe Dahan

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to present as part of their Critical Aesthetic Series, an experimental film project, The Messiah Triangle, by Michael Moshe Dahan. Judaism, Christianity, Islam...

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.

The UAG presents "The Black Index"

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif. – UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is pleased to present The Black Index, a group exhibition featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The exhibition will be on...

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.”

The UAG presents Katherina Olschbaur's "Dirty Elements"

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS KIT Katherina Olschbaur Dirty Elements Curated by Allyson Unzicker Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Gallery On View: January 11 – March 14, 2020 Opening Reception: January 11, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is pleased to...

UAG presents "B L U E W A V E" by the late artist Lutz Bacher

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS KIT B L U E  W A V E  L u t z  B a c h e r "You are here and you have me and we are daring and desperate and dangerous operatives saving the world and planning the destruction of evil" IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine’s University Art Galleries is pleased...

UC Irvine’s Room Gallery presents "Beirut Lab: 1975(2020)" in the Room Gallery

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS KIT UC Irvine’s Room Gallery presents Beirut Lab: 1975(2020) in the Room Gallery IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine’s Universities Art Galleries (UAG) are pleased to present Beirut Lab: 1975(2020) or again, rubbed smooth, a moment in time__caesura. The exhibition will be on...

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.