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UCLA Arts announces public events calendar for Winter 2015

Nancy Rubins Monochrome for Paris
Erich Koyama

“Monochrome for Paris” 2013 by artist Nancy Rubins, who will be one of the featured guest lecturers during the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture's Winter 2015 public events.

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts) announces its calendar of more than 150 public events for winter 2015. This is an opportunity for the public to experience the depth and diversity of UCLA Arts activities and creative programming including distinguished lectures, student exhibitions and performances and the rich offerings of the Fowler Museum, the Hammer Museum and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Through the generous support of our community of donors, many of our events are free and all are open to the public.


Dec. 14–Apr. 5: “Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891,” an exhibition at the Fowler Museum featuring photographs taken by William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr. during their bicycle trip across three continents during the summer of 1891.

Jan. 15–29: “Art | Sci Center Retrospective: A Decade of Intersections,” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the UCLA Art | Sci Center, which together with the California Nanosystems Institute facilitates collaborations between arts and sciences.

Feb. 7–May 31: “Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now,” at the Hammer Museum is the first museum exhibition to explore the historical roots and contemporary impact of frottage, an automatic drawing method developed by Max Ernst.

Feb. 12–26: The UCLA Department of Art “Undergraduate Juried Exhibition,” with student exhibitors selected by Helen Molesworth, chief curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Musical performances by UCLA’s world-class student ensembles and guests

Feb. 13, Feb. 15, Feb. 20, Feb. 22: Opera UCLA, together with the UCLA Department of Theater and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, presents the West Coast premiere of Saverio Mercadante’s “The Two Figaros,” directed by Peter Kazaras, director of UCLA Opera Studies.

Feb. 27: Performance featuring the work of three choreographers in their second year of graduate studies in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance: Dorothy Dubrule, Julio Medina and Luis Tentindo.

Mar. 2: UCLA Jazz Combos – directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens and Michele Weir, with special guests from the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble.

Mar. 3: UCLA Big Bands – performances by the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; UCLA LatinJazz Big Band, directed by Bobby Rodriguez; and the Ellingtonia Orchestra, directed by Kenny Burrell.

Mar. 6–7: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & SITI Company – This dance-theater collaboration joins minds, bodies and voices for a riveting reflection on Stravinsky’s groundbreaking “Rite of Spring.”

Mar. 14: UCLA Choral Union and UCLA Philharmonia will perform Verdi’s Requiem, conducted by Neal Stulberg


Jan. 29: Frank Warren, “PostSecret Live,” a multimedia presentation by the founder of the “The PostSecret Project,” a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world.

Feb. 2: Judith Donath, pioneer of online social media applications, founder of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, and author of “The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online.”

Feb. 25: Nancy Rubins, whose large scale sculptures have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

Mar. 2: Richard Koshalek, former director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and champion of contemporary architecture.

Additional highlights

Jan. 25, Feb. 15: The Hammer Museum partners with Los Angeles non-profit 826LA to create 826LA@Hammer, a program that provides workshops designed to encourage creativity and expository writing skills in children ages 6-18. Workshops include “New Year, New You: Be a Superhero (Or a Wizard or a Vampire) for a Day” on Jan. 25, and “Long Story Short: The Art of Editing Movie Trailers” on Feb. 15.

Feb. 13–14: The UCLA Sex Squad presents its annual Valentine’s Day event, “We’re Glad You Came!” featuring performances and interactive activities that open a dialogue about sexual health.

Feb. 26, Feb. 28: “People’s Park” and “The Iron Ministry”: Screenings and Discussion. J.P. Sniadecki, an accomplished filmmaker and professor of performing and media arts at Cornell University, will screen two films related to contemporary urban issues in Shanghai and China with a director’s Q&A.

Mar. 1: The Fowler Museum presents a screening of “To Live and Ride in L.A.,” David Rowe’s 2010 documentary that explores the fixed-gear bike community of Los Angeles.

For a complete listing of events, please visit: UCLA Arts Events Calendar

For individual listings, please visit

Department Architecture and Urban Design Events

Department of Art Events

Department of Design Media Arts Events

Department of Ethnomusicology Events

Department of Music Events

Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Events

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA Calendar

The Fowler Museum Calendar

The Hammer Museum Programs and Events

For ticketed events, contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or Campus parking is available for $12 (all-day); short-term parking is also available (payable at pay stations). Programs are subject to change.

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