About Us

With a history that extends to UC Santa Cruz’s pioneer classes of faculty and students, the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery functions as a significant pillar within the intellectual life of Cowell College and represents a cornerstone in the university’s network of exhibition spaces.  In the spirit of the college’s motto “The pursuit of truth in the company of friends,” the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery celebrates the capacity of the visual arts to enliven and expand the horizons of inquiry while fostering connections not only within the college, but within the broader campus and local community. 

Established in 1966 and named after Eloise Pickard Smith, an artist, beloved member of the campus community, and the wife of Cowell College’s founding provost, Page Smith, the gallery supports a dynamic range of programming that centers around quarterly exhibitions. The gallery also houses a permanent collection featuring works by California artists and Eloise Pickard Smith among its highlights. 


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 
12 PM-5 PM


12-7 PM

Holidays and campus breaks observed. 


Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Cowell College
University of California (UCSC)
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Contact Us


Office: (831) 459-2253

Tauna Coulson, Gallery Manager: tauna@coulsondesign.com