Arts

Jon Lovitz

That’s the ticket!

Comedian alum Jon Lovitz to perform at Irvine Barclay Theatre

James Irvine Swinden

A California Art Apostle

Running an art museum was not something James Irvine Swinden ever imagined. When his mother, Joan Irvine Smith, began feverishly collecting California impressionist artwork in the early 1990s, Swinden was happily operating a 12-acre botanical garden on the island of Kauai. So when she asked him to help set up a museum to showcase the […]

Artistic Exposure

Students learn to better see themselves and the world around
them through the lens of popular arts and culture initiative

In Perfect Harmony

By adopting Santa Ana High School, the UCI Symphony Orchestra has composed an outreach program that is ‘bigger than music’

Assistant Museum Registrar Chanelle Mandell catalogs the Buck collection

State of the Art

Inside an unmarked Los Angeles warehouse, a woman wearing disposable purple gloves uses a $300 specialized flashlight to pore over every inch of a crayon portrait. Framed by towering racks of artwork, she’s inspecting and inventorying a long-hidden stash of 3,200 paintings and statues bequeathed toUCI by Orange County developer Gerald Buck. The collection, a […]

Drama alumna Beth Malone appears this spring as the Angel

Now Appearing: The UCI Company

A successful and wide-ranging arts program means a growing number of alumni are thriving on Broadway

Shakespeare is alive and well at UCI

For more than 400 years, William Shakespeare’s plays have endured. They’ve been studied, performed, remixed and celebrated across generations and geographies. As we celebrate his April birthday, we also celebrate the three-year anniversary of the launch of the UCI Shakespeare Center. Co-directed by Julia Reinhard Lupton, professor of English and associate dean for humanities research, and […]

Modern dance giant Donald McKayle has died

Trailblazing African American performer, choreographer and teacher was 87

Joshua Romero, M.F.A. '17 poses as a bronze statue

A living statue

Anteater alumnus poses as ‘The Thinker’ and other sculptures at swanky events

Stephen Tucker, UCI

Orchestral homage

Concert highlighting African American composers will cap conference for college conductors, kick off Black History Month