Weekender: As Students Arrive, Take Time to Check Out Ongoing Exhibits on Campus

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Manetti Shrem Museum
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art has new fall hours. Sign up to see the exhibitions now. (Hung Pham/UC Davis)

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  • Briefly, we include some things going on on campus, both live and virtual, in this Arts Blog.
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Welcome new students (and faculty, and staff who haven't been on campus for a while). Here is some art for you to enjoy on campus. And the Shinkoskey Noon Concerts return Sept. 30. Stay tuned to this space for more information next week.

Manetti Shrem Museum announces fall public hours and ongoing exhibitions

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis has expanded its hours for the fall quarter. The museum is now open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday through Nov. 12, 2021.

Advance timed tickets are recommended; walk-up visitors are welcome based on capacity. Visit manettishrem.org to reserve tickets. Admission remains free for all.

Face coverings are required indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status. All visitors will need to show the result of their Symptom Survey before entering the museum.

The fall schedule includes a diverse roster of exhibitions that explore the future of UC Davis’ important history

  • Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation celebrates the legacy of the 100-year-old UC Davis professor emeritus by highlighting 19 contemporary artists who have been inspired by Thiebaud as a fellow painter, including a selection of his former students. On view through Nov. 12, 2021.
  • Arnold Joseph Kemp: I would survive. I could survive. I should survive. This solo exhibition of four works by the Chicago-based artist features paintings, sculpture and photography that asks us to consider the sensorial gestures that form the self and a people, the personal and the political, the historical and the present. On view through Nov. 12, 2021.
  • Working Proof: Wayne Thiebaud as Printmaker: Drawn from the university’s Fine Arts Collection, numerous printing “proofs,” many worked by hand, underscore the importance of printmaking in Professor Thiebaud’s artistic practice. On view through Nov. 12, 2021.
  • New Flavors: Collected at the Candy Store is inspired by the beloved Folsom gallery that operated from 1962-92 and gave many greater Sacramento area artists their start. On view through Oct. 24, 2021.

Feathered Relations is at C.N. Gorman

Feathered bird print
“Waiting for Spring,” 2018, monotype on paper, 30”x22” (Courtesy image)

Feathered Relations: Works by Marwin Begaye
C.N. Gorman Museum (virtual)

 “Feathered Relations” explores sacred Indigenous beliefs around birds and their link to nature. Begaye's prints and paintings place a variety of birds in the foreground, depicting them naturally, but also existing on a higher plane. This exhibition is based on his show that was on display at the Gorman when the pandemic forced its closure.  Begaye (Diné) includes prints, wood blocks and multimedia works to create a conceptual homage to birds. For the artist, birds are about our relationships — to nature, to one another, to culture.

Right Image: “Waiting for Spring,” 2018, monotype on paper, 30”x22”.


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