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Manetti Shrem Museum At Home Newsletter Archive

While our doors are temporarily closed, the Manetti Shrem Museum remains committed to welcoming open minds with open arms. Every Friday, the Manetti Shrem Museum At Home newsletter will share long reads, fun art-making ideas, and links to open your mind and heart to art. Subscribe and have the newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.

9/11/2020: Liminal Spaces


Person in front of digital projection of abstract shapes created by light blurring.Embrace the threshold between the familiar and the unknown.






8/28/2020: Questioning the Museum

Woman in darkened interior with sunlit outdoor area behind her featuring a statue of a woman.By inviting questions and embracing dialogue, we are bringing the conversation to you.






8/14/2020: Homegrown

Mosaic art piece showing various plants installed in the Arboretum.Home has become the garden in which every aspect of our life now grows.






7/31/20: Light and Shadow

Detail of 'The Rose' artwork showing oil paint and other media built up to look like a burst of light.This week we explore the play of light and shadow, and how you can harness the sun to make your own little world anew.





7/17/20: Dive In

Painting of woman in a swimming pool.Sometimes the best way to learn to swim is to dive right in.






7/2/20: Pay Attention

Sculpture of modern style Buddha sitting on a concrete platform with a hand reaching down to touch it.It is time to slow down, hold our gaze and pay attention to the critical work before us.






6/19/20: Moving Forward

Photo of purple flowers and rock in the foreground with the museum in the background.We thank you for staying the course with us during this time of challenge and promise.






6/12/20: Rest is Power

Artwork in the museum.Explore the idea that rest is power in the online presentation of an exhibition that opened at the end of winter quarter.





6/5/20: A Shared Commitment

White text on black background saying, "Reflect. Learn. Plan. Act." by the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Renetta Garrison Tull"Reflect. Learn. Plan. Act."






5/29/20: Great News, Grad Show!

Arts and Humanities 2020 Graduate ExhibitionThe Arts & Humanities 2020 Graduate Exhibition expands its reach this year with a new virtual format. 






5/22/20: Re:Purpose

Sculpture with cloth draped over boxes and colorful plasticware stacked on it.What we can learn from artists about reassessing, reimagining and renewing our purpose.






5/15/20: Outside In

Student in tie-dyed lab coat opening museum door for visitors.Whether we are outside looking in or inside looking out, our world is now framed in ways that remind us of the importance of our shared human spirit.





5/8/20: Taking Time

Art pieces in a museum gallery.This week, deepen your understanding of time using the perspectives of art, history and physics.






5/1/20: No Place Like Home

Detail photo of ceramic house showing garage with tan van parked in the driveway and ceramic plants.Robert Arneson’s The Palace at 9 a.m. arose from his Davis tract house. This week, we invite you to consider your own "palace" and how sheltering in place has transformed your connection to home.






4/24/20: Walking Alone Together

Person walking in front of the museum on a sunny day.Explore the abundant opportunities for connection and reflection in the once casual and leisurely activity of taking a walk.





4/17/20: Beauty All Around

Older woman and man seated, holding hands.Your friends at the Manetti Shrem Museum invite you to join us to look for so much beauty in the world. As Margrit would tell us, pouring a beautiful glass of wine is a great place to start!






4/10/20: Pivotal Moments

Black and white photo of group of men in art studio.In this issue of Manetti Shrem Museum At Home we celebrate our artists’ “pivotal moments” when they defied conventional wisdom, took chances, and explored new directions.





4/3/20: Stephen Kaltenbach: The Beginning and the End

Two people looking at art with 3d glasses.This issue of Manetti Shrem Museum At Home invites you into the timeless and ethereal world of Conceptual art. Together let’s open our minds to ideas that confound, delight and inspire us.






3/27/20: Welcome to the Manetti Shrem Museum At Home

Gradient colored sign in front of a museum with the sun setting behind.The first newsletter features a visit to an artist's studio, a favorite element on the periodic table, new art, and a fun art project for families.