The Pacific Standard Time festival, a celebration and revitalization of Southern California art and the art scene in Los Angeles 1945-1980, marks the nation’s largest creative alliance.
Visual & Performing Arts
UC San Diego is known for its world-renowned research and for being one of the hottest schools for science, but the campus also has robust programs in the arts and many offerings for students with creative interests. At the heart of the campus is the UC San Diego Crafts Center, where members of the campus and local community have the opportunity to make art ranging from ceramics to glassblowing and photography.
If the thought of pirates conjures up images of Captain Hook, forced plank-walkings, and bad boy pirate of the Caribbean Johnny Depp, it’s time to give pirates a more serious look. Contrary to popular stereotypes, pirates of the early modern period were more than rum-soaked villains of the sea. In fact, they were once an accepted and even welcomed class, and commonly purchased land, married local women, and even became members of the ruling elite in North American colonial communities.
San Diego’s original chamber music series Camera Lucida returns for its fourth season, offering concerts ranging from lesser-known masterpieces to familiar landmarks of the chamber music repertoire.
Blood and corruption may not be for every moviegoer, but dark themes provide creative juice for film composer and UC San Diego alumnus Larry Groupé. “Straw Dogs,” with a score by Groupé, is now playing nationally.
New Stuart Collection piece to sit 100 feet in air
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