News | 4 September 2012

UCSC taps Tang Museum director to lead innovative museum project


John Weber named as founding director to develop new Institute for Arts & Sciences

The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division announced today that John Weber—currently Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York—has been hired to guide the development of a new institute of the arts and sciences.

Conceived as more than a museum, the institute will be designed to function as an intellectual hub for visiting faculty, UCSC faculty, and artists, scientists and humanists-in-residence, as well as provide space for site-specific installations, seminars, events, and hands-on research.

With a national and international scope, the institute will also host traveling art exhibitions and create targeted curatorial projects linked to the university curriculum by drawing from the rich archives and collections of all of the UC campuses.

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