Visitors in the gallery during a past Graduate Exhibition.

Arts and Humanities 2022 Graduate Exhibition

UC Davis graduate students in Art & Art History, Creative Writing, Design, Mathematics, Music, Performance Studies and Political Science present their work. Explore new ways of seeing and understanding the past, present and future in this multidisciplinary exhibition.
 

Dateline: Meet the prize winners and their projects 

The Savageau Award in the Department of Design Winner: Trace Manuel

Art work installed at the museum showing a collage of photos and text on a canvas backdrop.
The winner of the Savageau Award for 2022 is Trace Manuel, whose installation Deshonesty is pictured here.

 

Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize Winner: Morgan Cristine Flores

Installation picture of artwork by Morgan Cristine Flores showing found objects in carts.
The winner of the Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize for 2022 is Morgan Cristine Flores. From left to right: Chaparrita (Prodigal Daughter), 2022; Cholita Cruiser, 2022; and Mamá Barquita (Figurehead), 2022.

 

LeShelle & Gary May Art Purchase Prize Winner: Kelley O'Leary

Installation picture of artwork by Kelley O'Leary showing various pieces of clay and found objects.
The winner of the LeShelle & Gary May Art Purchase Prize for 2022 is Kelley O’Leary, whose work is pictured in an installation view.

Opening Reception
June 2, 6–9 PM

Manetti Shrem Museum

The opening celebration features performances by master’s and doctoral students, as well as the presentation of the inaugural LeShelle & Gary May Art Purchase Prize, Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize, and The Savageau Award in the Department of Design.

View the full Opening Celebration program (pdf).

Watch a video and read about three students

Arts & Humanities 2022 Graduate Exhibition is on view June 2–June 19.

 

Annual Art History Graduate Colloquium and Reception
June 3, 3–6 PM

Manetti Shrem Museum

Learn about this year’s UC Davis Art History master’s degree candidates through the presentation of their thesis work. Lectures are followed by the 2022 Art History Undergraduate Awards and a reception.