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Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Main Street UCI

Location: UCI Student Center | Courtyard Study Lounge

Photo exhibit featuring the work of Frank Cancian, UCI Anthropology Professor Emeritus. The plaza is the center of public life at UCI. On some days, it can be fairly quiet, whereas on others, it becomes "Main Street," lined with the canopies and tables of itinerant merchants, advocates of diverse causes and religions, and dozens of student clubs, extending for three-hundred yards along the pedestrian road that passes through it. Frank Cancian has spent the last two years capturing photos of these activities. 


Ansel Adams: The Clark Kerr Portfolio

Location: UCI Student Center | Emerald Bay Conference Room Hallway

This exhibit features photographs of UC Irvine taken by Ansel Adams in the early 1960s. Adams accepted the commission from Clark Kerr, President of the University of California, to create a “current portrait” of the University for its Centennial celebration in 1968. Over a period of three years, Adams visited each campus, research station, and agricultural center that comprises the University system taking thousands of photographs. Many of these unique photographs appeared in the Centennial publication, Fiat Lux – The University of California.


Irvine Museum

Location: UCI Student Center | Balboa Island A & Pacific Ballroom Lobby

The Irvine Museum has generously loaned the Student Center a collection of framed, brush-stroke reproduction images of California Impressionist paintings. The Irvine Museum was founded in 1992 by Joan Irvine Smith and her mother, the late Athalie R. Clarke (1903-1993). The first exhibition opened on January 15, 1993. The museum is located in the city of Irvine, in central Orange County, and hosts more than 30,000 visitors per year. The web address is


Student Center & Event Services Student Art Collection

Location: UCI Student Center | Zot Zones Games Room

Student Center & Event Services student staff are an integral part of making the Student Center the hub of student life. The students provide services to the campus community by servicing daily functions of the Student Center. This art collection is dedicated to the works of past and present Student Center Staff and Board Members. At present, the following pieces are on display: Iron Man Painting by Thien Nguye, Zot Zone and Student Center Graffiti by Thien Nguyen, Billiard Balls by Julie Lei and Horizon by Pia Banez.




Past Exhibits

Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary

Location: Crystal Cove Auditorium

A photo exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.


The Art Gallery

Location: Crystal Cove Auditorium Lobby

This rotating exhibit showcases many talented artists from UC Irvine and the surrounding community. Stop by on your way to lunch or take a much-needed break from studying to enjoy these inspiring and creative pieces.


This Beautiful World

Location: Crystal Cove Auditorium lobby

From Robert B. Radin, the Radin Traveling Exhibition -- This Beautiful World, contains 65 prints from six continents.


Student Center Art Program

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Student Center Art Program