The Manetti Shrem Museum builds on the university’s long tradition of excellence in the arts to extend the transformational power of art across disciplines. We are committed to offering engaging experiences that reflect and serve the UC Davis community.

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Artist Dan Perjovschi speaks at the Welcome? exhibition faculty preview.

For Faculty

The Manetti Shrem Museum offers a variety of spaces that provide new opportunities for interaction and learning between faculty, students, and our extended community. We invite you to contact museum staff about arranging to use these unique education spaces for classes, visiting lecturers, conferences, or meetingsTo discuss what we can do together, please contact the Museum’s Academic Liaison, Jennifer Wagelie or 530-304-4928.





For Students

Students at the Grand Opening.

Whether you’re an art lover or someone who rarely visits a museum, we hope you’ll find time to check out your new university art museum. There are many opportunities for students to be involved, from joining the Student Coalition and helping to shape the museum's programs, to working in our galleries, to recharging your mind and soul with great art. Learn more about what’s going on at the Manetti Shrem Museum and share your ideas by contacting Liz Quezada, Coordinator of Student Engagement, at



For Staff

Make plans to stop by on your lunch break or after work and refresh yourself with art and ideas. Bring your family to explore and share your favorite artwork. Subscribe for updates and learn more about special programs designed just for you.



Crowds gather for the museum's opening ceremony.
Photo by Karin Higgins

For Alumni

Has it been a while since you’ve been back to campus? Make the Manetti Shrem Museum a destination on your next visit! You’ll be amazed and intrigued by the unique “Grand Canopy” design. We’re in the heart of the Gateway District, directly across from the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center and the Welcome Center. While you’re here, pick up a copy of the Guide to Outdoor Sculpture on the UC Davis Campus and rekindle fond memories as you experience the university’s public art.


Photo above by Jose Luis Villegas