The UC San Diego Library pays tribute to the university’s stellar Visual Arts Department on its 50th anniversary, with three rich and diverse exhibitions reflecting the amazing creativity and innovation achieved by faculty and students over the last five decades. The Library’s Special Collections & Archives and Collection Development & Management programs have collaborated with the Visual Arts Department and the UC San Diego Faculty Club in presenting exhibitions. 

Artists & Language: Celebrating 50 Years of UC San Diego’s Visual Arts
October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2016
Geisel Library, 2nd (main) floor
Program & Reception:
November 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Original works of art, artists’ books, and unique archival pieces from Special Collections document the intersection of art and language in the works of faculty and graduates of the Visual Arts Department. Examining the myriad ways UC San Diego artists have embraced language as a part of their art practices, demonstrating how Visual Arts has become a leader in the development and advancement of contemporary art.