Exhibitions

August, 2023 to December, 2023

Exhibit on display in the UCSB Library Mountain Gallery

August 2 - December 19, 2023 

May, 2023 to July, 2023

Artists Reception
Thursday, June 8
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Family Resource Center Santa Barbara Museum of Art

All are welcome! Artist's will share inspiration at 6:00pm. Refreshments and beverages provided.  

Art of Science will be on display at the SBMA from May 31-July 28, 2023.

August, 2022 to December, 2022

Location: Learning Commons (First Floor, Mountain Side)

For the 8th year, UCSB Library will exhibit the winners of the annual Art of Science competition organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute. This year we are excited to announce a new competition category for "Best Data Visualization." 

May, 2022 to June, 2022

Artists, some say, are more right-brained, prone to feeling and imagination. Scientists, meanwhile, are more left-brained, valuing order and logic. Leonardo da Vinci shattered that theory. The left and right sides of our brains co-exist in marvelous, synergistic ways. The pieces exhibited here are the 10 winners from the 8th annual Art of Science competition and 3 special winners from the Art of Quantum at the University of California Santa Barbara. They tell the stories of technical innovation, pure discovery, and inspired creativity that emerge when art and science unfold together.   

July, 2019 to December, 2019

This exhibition features the winners of the annual Art of Science competition organized by UCSB’s Schuller Lab and Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute. The UCSB Library is proud to showcase these eye-opening and defining intersections of art and science.

May, 2019 to June, 2019

Artists Reception
Wednesday, May, 22
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Family Resource Center Santa Barbara Museum of Art

All are welcome! Refreshments and beverages provided.  

Art of Science will be on display at the SBMA from May 20-June 20, 2019.

March, 2018 to December, 2018
July, 2018 to December, 2018
May, 2018 to June, 2018

We have teamed up with the newest museum in Santa Barbara to showcase the 10 winning Art of Science pieces!  Head into the heart of downtown Santa Barbara for a visit to the MOXI, where science and creativity come together for the young and old.  As you navigate and play your way through the 3 floors, keep your visual sensors alert for our 9 images and 1 video that shares the stories of technical innovation, pure discovery, and inspired creativity that emerge when art and science unfold together.

August, 2017 to January, 2018

The 2017 Art of Science winners are currently on exhibit at the Ocean Gallery on the first floor of the UCSB Library. 

April, 2017 to May, 2017

Artists Reception
Thursday, April, 27
5:30 – 7pm
Family Resource Center & Museum Café at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

March, 2016 to September, 2016

Opens March 28, 2016

The Library will again exhibit the winners of the annual Art of Science Competition. Organized by the Schuller Lab and the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California Nanosystems, this exhibition allows UCSB researchers to share the beauty of discovery and the story of their science with the campus community.

April, 2015 to August, 2015

Art helps us see the world. Science teaches us to define it. Combine them, and the world is magnified beyond measure. Bones, soil, lipids, polymers, supernovas — they are all represented here in the second annual campus-wide Art of Science competition. And you don’t have to understand any of those things to appreciate their beauty.

The Art of Science competition challenges UCSB researchers — undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs — to express the joy of scientific discovery through aesthetics.

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