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Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West

Fire as omen and elemental force, as metaphor and searing personal experience — these are the subjects explored by the artists of Facing Fire.

Lift Your Head: Bruce Davidson and the Evolution of Seeing

An exhibition of works by Bruce Davidson from the permanent collection that explores historic context and viewer response as key factors in the evolution of meaning in photographs.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

UCR ARTS presents a selection of quilts made by some of the talented individuals that have participated in Social Justice Sewing Academy’s workshops. The issues they explore are more relevant than ever.

Analogues: Travon Free

As a series, Analogues features a single work by contemporary artists whose image-making resonates with the themes presented in the permanent collection gallery.

Color Shift

Color Shift draws from the California Museum of Photography’s extensive collection to explore the many ways in which we encounter color in photography, from the added to the actual.

In the Sunshine of Neglect

The show presents the title’s territory on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles Basin as an experimental tabula rasa playground for photographers, where nothing was at stake, so everything was possible.


UNCAGED: HERO FOR HIGHER is a critical race design installation that actively engages with and analyzes Marvel’s Luke Cage character and his history as a representation for black masculinity in American comics culture.

Audiovisual Music

Audiovisual Music explores the convergence of sound and image through different forms and technologies of audiovisual and multimedia composition.