Partner Programs and Exhibitions for the Califas Legacy Project

The Califas Legacy Project has unified the Monterey Bay Crescent through public retrospective and multi-generational exhibitions, zoomed in opportunities, street side art viewing, documentary artist short films, panel discussions and a Latinx based symposium- all for your viewing pleasure. The Monterey Museum of Art is proud to partner with cultural organizations across the Crescent in the realization and exploration of this important exhibition. 

Partner Programs and Exhibitions

Santa Cruz Art League host a Retrospective Exhibition of 5 Legendary Artists

Opens January 16, Zoom Reception on First Friday, February 5, 2021
Zoom Reception with Val and Mia, Panel discussion with four Califas Legacy Artists on February 5, 2020  

For more info contact Valeria Miranda, [email protected]


Califas: The Ancestral Journey/ El Viaje Ancestral

January 8, 2021 – ongoing
Watsonville Public Library
275 Main St STE 100, Watsonville, CA 95076
A series of banners will be displayed in outward facing windows in the City Hall rotunda.

For more info contact Alicia Martinez, [email protected]


Califas: The Ancestral Journey/ El Viaje Ancestral

January 8, 2021 – ongoing
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
A series of banners will be displayed in outward street facing windows.

For more info contact Diane Cowen, [email protected] or Susan Nilsson, [email protected]


The Califas Legacy Project

January 16, 2021
Museo Eduardo Carrillo
On online retrospective of the Califas Legacy artists. Video vignettes of the artists will be featured and the Califas: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral will be displayed. Available on the Google Cultural Institute. 
Moving Parts Press panel/event through Special Collection (and the Institute for Arts and Science) featuring Felicia Rice. 

For more info contact Betsy Anderson, [email protected]


Eduardo Carrillo: Comunidad de Califas
Sesnon Gallery UCSC Eduardo Carrillo Monographic Retrospective

February 3 – April 3, 2021
University of California Santa Cruz Mary Porter Sesnon Art Virtual Exhibition
Zoom Reception on February 3, 2020 @ 4:00-5:00pm (Link TBA)

The exhibition will be displayed in USCS’s designed 3D gallery which you can read about here.

The reception on February 3, 4:00-5:00pm (Link TBA) will feature a tour of the virtual exhibition hub, website, and a panel discussion.

More programming will be presented throughout the exhibition on the Sesnon Website.

For more info contact Shelby Graham, [email protected], or Louise Leong, [email protected]


Rising From the Ashes: The Artistry and Perseverance of Moving Parts Press

Thursday, January 28, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Moderated by Rachel Nelson, Director, Institute of Arts and Sciences, UCSC
Co-sponsored by Special Collections & Archives, UCSC and Institute of Arts and Sciences, UCSC

In June 2020, book artist Felicia Rice completed her most recent piece, The Necropolitics of Extraction. Two months later the book, along with Rice’s studio, was destroyed by the wildfires that ravaged the Santa Cruz Mountains. The only extant copies of the work are those that had already found homes in various institutions across the country. Despite this massive loss Rice’s work continues as Moving Parts Press works to rise through the ashes.

Rice’s work has always hinged on collaboration and community in order to explore and comment on some of the most tangled issues of our time, from questions surrounding identity to the sustainability of our planet. This event invites a number of her closest collaborators, including UCSC Arts Faculty, T.J. Demos and Jennifer González to join Rice in conversation about her work, the process of collaboration and the impact of the medium of artists’ books. 

For more info contact Felicia Rice, [email protected], or Teresa Mora, [email protected]