Arts & Lectures

Arts & Lectures

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Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to "educate, entertain and inspire," A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.

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Warrior Women  Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

“We’re not over here living in tipis and hunting buffalo. We’re over here fighting for our land and fighting to live. It’s a living history. Everybody...

11/3 7:30pm
Michael Steele How to Win Elections and Lose the Country

To paraphrase Friedrich Nietzsche, madness is rare in individuals – but in political parties it’s the rule. Yet how do political activism and the rise of...

11/4 7:30pm
Annette Gordon-Reed  On Juneteenth: ‘Freedom Day’ and Its Importance to American History

Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed is a leading voice on race and history in America. She received a Pulitzer Prize for her book The Hemingses of...

11/10 7:30pm

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