The Fine Arts Collection at UC Davis

The Fine Arts Collection at UC Davis contains more than 5,000 objects. Founded as a collection of Old Master prints, it is now encyclopedic in scope, including notable holdings of antiquities, works on paper and ceramics central to the history of UC Davis. As the new museum is being constructed, there is a concurrent community-wide effort to grow and strengthen the depth of the Fine Arts Collection. 

Established in 1964, today the collection contains more than 5,000 works from antiquities to contemporary art.  Areas of special focus include:

  • Old Master Prints
  • East Asian Prints
  • Ceramics
  • UC Davis Faculty and Alumni   

UC Davis' Art in Public Places
UC Davis also has a collection of outdoor sculpture. A guide to the outdoor sculpture was created by students in art history. Read about their project and download the guide. Learn about Robert Arneson's Eggheads sculptures that are quintessentially UC Davis.