Visitors in galleries during the Grad Show 2018 opening.

The Manetti Shrem Museum builds on the university’s legacy of excellence in the arts to bring the transformational power of art to everyone. We are committed to offering engaging experiences that reflect and serve the UC Davis community through our public events and programs.

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Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Frances Stark

Detail of Black Flag by Frances Stark.
Detail, Frances Stark, Black Flag, Oil on canvas, four panels total: 72 x 93 in. each. Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.

Thursday, May 2
4:30–6 PM

The Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture with Frances Stark scheduled for May 2 is canceled due to illness. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Frances Stark’s drawings, collages, videos, PowerPoint presentations, performances, and paintings have been extensively exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite of her paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial, her cinematic opera The Magic Flute premiered at LACMA, and an earlier work was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015, Stark’s sprawling mid-career survey, UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015, opened at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. That same year Stark was the subject of a solo exhibition titled, Intimism, a survey of her video and digital works at The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to being the author or subject of several books, Stark has had work recently included in prominent exhibitions such as the 2013 Carnegie International, the 2011 Venice Biennale, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. This past summer in New York, Stark’s The Magic Flute screened at the Museum of Modern Art and featured in her third solo exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Stark was born in 1967 in Newport Beach, California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Make Your Own Tea Blend

Student and visitor learning about tea blends at the Botanica del Barrio cart at the Museum.
Discussing tea making at the Botanica del Barrio cart in the galleries.

February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
12–2 PM

Stop by, learn about herbs and make your own tea blend in the Museum galleries with Xicanx Futurity artist Felicia “Fe” Montes’ Botanica del Barrio Cart workshop. Free and open to the public.





Art Studio Labs

Photo of people making art.
Photo by Jose Luis Villegas

Saturday and Sunday
February 2–May 5

All are invited to join us in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio for participatory activities every weekend between February 2 and May 5.

Get messy, express yourself, and play with hands on experiences-
Always FREE!