The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, located in the city of Santa Cruz, is the Central Coast’s premier university art and research center. Through groundbreaking, national-caliber art exhibitions and social justice initiatives, the IAS creatively educates students and the public about urgent issues impacting our society with innovative approaches to art and equity. The IAS features state-of-the-art galleries, a screening room featuring curated programs of short, experimental films, and an event space for performances and lectures. The galleries are a vital hub for UC Santa Cruz and the region, bringing national and internationally acclaimed artists and projects to enliven the culture of our communities.
For more information about our current exhibitions on view, visit ias.ucsc.edu.
Institute of the Arts and Sciences
100 Panetta Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences Galleries are located in the westside of Santa Cruz, near the UC Santa Coastal Campus, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and the Westside Research Park (home of the Genomics Institute).