Museum from above

A Brand New Museum

Mission Statement

With the same passion for experimentation that first brought prominence to the arts at UC Davis, the Manetti Shrem Museum cultivates transformational art experiences to inspire new thinking and the open exchange of ideas. Serving both the public and our university community with a dynamic artistic program, the museum: presents exhibitions and events that advance students’ understanding of their place in the world; connects to faculty teaching and research; and creates a lively forum for community engagement and creative practice.

Doors Opened on Nov. 13, 2016: Free for All

Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned first generation art faculty, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is a hub of creative practice for today’s thinkers, makers and innovators, now and for generations to come.

Looking Back At Grand Opening: Nov. 13, 2016

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Photo by Iwan Baan