Department/UCR News and Events



  • Inaugural Symposium: Allies, Enemies, and Citizens "Figuring Asianness in World War II America"
    May 1, 2015
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    California Museum of Photography

    "Allies, Enemies, and Citizens" will focus on the visual representation of Asianness and Asian-Americanness in the United States during World War II, featuring presentations by leading scholars in the field, including Gordon H. Chang, Professor, Department of History, and Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, Stanford University; Amy Lyford, Professor of Art History, Occidental College; ShiPu Wang, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, UC Merced; and K. Scott Wong, James Phinney Baxter III Professor of History and Public Affairs, Williams College. Read more

  • Art History, 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference: On Whose Authority? (Re)assessing the Malleable Canon of Visuality"
    May 16, 2015
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    California Museum of Photography

    Although the term canon implies rigidity, internal and external pressures have often forced canons to be reevaluated and reformed. A look at art and objects a global scale, from past to present, inevitably reveals the complexity as well as the exclusionary equality of canonicity. As such, a canon can be shown to have a malleable nature, one that yields or resists challenges to authority. Because the concept of a canon in relation to visuality permeates a wide variety of disciples, this multidisciplinary conference seeks explore the relationship between canonicity and the arts, in any of its forms, within an expanding global context. Read more


  • Arts Walk
    First Thursdays of the month
    Art Block
    Downtown Riverside, CA
    The First Thursday of Every Month and free to the public

    The Riverside Arts Walk on First Thursdays presents over twenty participating arts venues, art museums, galleries, and studios open free to the public every month. These participating locations present an eclectic mix of visual art mediums and styles, in addition to special art/musical performances, exhibitions, tours, and art-making demonstrations.

    Local restaurants and retail establishments along the Arts Walk also offer special menus and discounts. For more information, call the Riverside Downtown Partnership at 951-781-7335 or visit

    Attendees may begin their walk at any participating sites or get started at one of the two coordinating sites: the Riverside Art Museum (3425 Mission Inn Ave.) or the Riverside Community Arts Association (3870 Lemon St.). Some of the other participating sites are: UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside Municipal Museum, Mission Inn Museum, and the Riverside Public Library, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside Visitor's Center, People's Gallery, Back to the Grind, and Exposures Photo Gallery.

    For more information on this event and the evening's schedule of special tours and performances, please contact the Riverside Art Museum at 951-684-7111 or visit the for a listing of current events.

For a complete and up-to-date listing of all UCR campus events and activities, please consult the UCR campus calendar.


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