UC Davis Community

The Manetti Shrem Museum builds on the university’s long tradition of excellence in the arts to extend the transformational power of art across disciplines. We are committed to offering engaging experiences that reflect and serve the UC Davis community.

Subscribe to the museum's email updates to learn more about opportunities to be involved. 

For Faculty

Faculty tour Oliver Ranch

Faculty from UC Davis tour Oliver Ranch, led by Founding Director Rachel Teagle and the ranch's owner, Steve Oliver.

Faculty from across the university have already begun working with museum staff to present collaborative projects ranging from exhibitions to classes exploring the intersection of the visual arts and other disciplines. Now that the museum has opened, we will be focusing on opportunities for interdisciplinary work. Your participation is essential to making the Manetti Shrem Museum a dynamic campus resource. We welcome your ideas and proposals:  manettishrem@ucdavis.edu.

For Students

Students at site

UC Davis students tour the museum's construction site as part of a class. 

Whether you’re an art lover or someone who rarely visits a museum, we hope you’ll find time to check out your new university art museum. There are many opportunities for students to be involved, from joining the Student Coalition and helping to shape the museum's programs, to working in our galleries, to recharging your mind and soul with great art. Learn more about what’s going on at the Manetti Shrem Museum and share your ideas by contacting Carmel Dor, Student Coordinator, at cdor@ucdavis.edu.  

For Staff

Topping Out

The UC Davis community came out to sign the last steel beam for the museum's structure at the 2015 Topping Out celebration

Now that the museum is open to the public, make plans to stop by on your lunch break or after work and refresh yourself with art and ideas. Bring your family to explore and share your favorite artwork. Subscribe for updates and learn more about special programs designed just for you.

For Alumni

Has it been a while since you’ve been back to campus? Make the Manetti Shrem Museum a destination on your next visit! You’ll be amazed and intrigued by the unique “Grand Canopy” design. We’re in the heart of the Gateway District, directly across from the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center and the Welcome Center. While you’re here, pick up a copy of the Guide to Outdoor Sculpture on the UC Davis Campus and rekindle fond memories as you experience the university’s public art.

Photo above by Jose Luis Villegas