University of California, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
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The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative is a multi-year educational project from Arts & Lectures that brings experiential and contextual learning opportunities to UCSB and Santa Barbara. With a focus on outreach, this program will feature a series of high-profile public lectures and performances whose impact will be deepened by extensive student and community interaction, collaboration with University curricula, engagement with local K-12 schools, and an online presence.

With thanks to our visionary partners, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin

Coming This Winter

Creating a Better World

Social Justice, Human Rights, Economic Security

Jan 24
Sarah Jones
Tony Award-winning playwright and performer
Feb 15
George Takei
Legendary actor, activist and social media guru
Mar 2
Gloria Steinem
Renowned activist and spokeswoman for human rights
Apr 5
Colson Whitehead
National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad
Apr 12
Terry Tempest Williams
John Muir Award winner and environmental activist

Creative Culture

The Intersection of Art, Technology and Design

Jan 20
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
MacArthur Fellow and Tony Award-winning choreographer
Jan 30
Maya Lin
Visionary artist, creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Feb 6
The 7 Fingers of the Hand
(Les 7 doigts de la main)
French Canadian cirque troupe renowned for its whimsy and innovation
Mar 8
Dorrance Dance
MacArthur Fellow and acclaimed choreographer
Cover of Colson Whitehead's book The Underground Railroad

Arts & Lectures Winter 2017 Book Selection

Pick up your FREE copy of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad at the UCSB Arts & Lectures Ticket Office (Building 402 adjacent to UCSB Campbell Hall) or the Santa Barbara Public Library (40 E. Anapamu St.) beginning January 17. Available while supplies last.

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