Photo of artist Wayne Thiebaud

Sustain the Legacy

Honoring Wayne Thiebaud

The Manetti Shrem Museum mourns the passing of Wayne Thiebaud. Watch a video made for the museum’s gala in honor of his 101st birthday. Read the university’s statement and more from the museum at Latest News


Support the Capital Campaign

The new museum advances the way museums and architecture are approached in the 21st century. The openness and transparency of the design creates places for self-discovery and challenges expectations. The Manetti Shrem Museum supports interdisciplinary exploration and engages students and visitors with art and artists. Make a gift to the Capital Campaign and support design, construction, occupancy and operation of the new museum.

For information about named spaces in the museum, please contact us

Give to the Endowment

General gifts to endowment currently benefit the Nelson ARTfriends Endowment, which provides support for M.F.A. and M.A. students at UC Davis. If you are interested in making a lasting impact by creating a new endowed fund, please contact us

Planned Giving

You can give a gift to the Manetti Shrem Museum by including it in your estate plans. Planned gifts can include will provisions; life income gifts such as trusts, annuities or pooled income funds; retirement plan balances; and life insurance policies. All donors who make planned gifts are honored through the Peter J. and Carolee W. Shields Society.

For more information on planned giving, please contact us

Wayne Thiebaud Legacy Fund

Professor Emeritus Wayne Thiebaud (1920-2021) leaves a legacy that will live on and enrich our campus and the world for generations to come. Gifts to the Wayne Thiebaud Legacy Fund will go towards the Manetti Shrem Museum’s education programs to ensure they remain Free for All.

Make a Gift

Your gift of any amount helps us to deliver rich programs, compelling exhibitions, and above all, maintain our commitment to being free to all. We depend on your support, the support of our community, to make the museum a dynamic resource dedicated to engagement with art and ideas, and grounded in a legacy of innovation and experimentation. Please help us sustain the legacy with a gift today.

Become a Manetti Shrem Museum Partner

When you make an annual gift of $300 or more, you will enjoy a special relationship with the museum, with exclusive engagement opportunities utilizing the extraordinary resources of UC Davis.

Special giving options are available to current faculty and staff through payroll deduction.