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FIRST THURSDAY Opening Reception AD&A Museum @ Jane Deering Gallery

When: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5-8pm

Where: AD&A Museum @ Jane Deering Gallery
128 East Canon Perdido Street, UC Santa Barbara

Join us for First Thursday, October 4th for the opening of Ruinophilia which explores artists’ continued fascination with ruins from the 16th century to the present. Through prints, photographs, sculpture and multimedia works, Ruinophilia ranges from depictions of crumbling buildings to bodies that display the infirmity of age. These works express a longing for the past, or an obsession with the passage of time.

Curated by student interns, Mariel Lacson ‘14 and Jamie Stoneman ‘13.

*This exhibition has been organized to complement “The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art,” scheduled to open October 12th with a reception from 5:30-7:30pm.  This exhibition looks at the haunting rendering of ruins produced by artists in the last ten years. Harnessing the imagery of neglected or willfully destroyed and decayed places and objects, the participating artists address themes of failure, transformation, memory and obsolescence.

For more information about our exhibitions on the UCSB Campus and at  the Jane Deering Gallery, please visit:

The AD&A Museum @ Jane Deering Gallery:
Thanks to the generosity of Jane Deering Gallery, the Museum has been given a much-needed downtown space for exhibitions. The Gallery, which has been mounting contemporary art exhibitions in Santa Barbara since 2006, will schedule five exhibitions per year, from January to May. During the remaining seven months of the year, Deering has made the space available to the Museum for exhibitions and events.

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