Programs & Events

Visitors in galleries during the Grad Show 2018 opening.

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.

Download a copy of our programs and events brochure.

For the programs that require registration, call (530) 752-8500 or email manettishremmuseum@ucdavis.edu

Summer Season Celebration

Summer Season Celebration

Sunday, July 15, 2–4 pm

Join us to celebrate our Summer Season at the Manetti Shrem Museum. 

  • Visit the Northern California debut of two new exhibits
  • Hear exhibiting artist Susan Swartz and Andrea Chung discuss how they see the world and their place as artists
  • Make cyanotype prints
  • Cool off with free refreshments
  • Hear live music featuring the Cloud Hats

Families welcome!

As always, the event is free for all.

Paint brushes and paint.

Artist-Led workshops


Interested in a rigorous creative workout?  Sign up for these artist-led workshops and experiment with new techniques inspired by our summer exhibits. Please note these are fee-based workshops and advance registration is required. To register, call (530) 752-8012 Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 AM–5 PM. Classes are for ages 16 and up. Sign up for all three workshops and save 10%; $180 for all three. For more information about the classes, view our flyer (pdf).

Drawn from Nature: Saturday, July 21, 10am-4pm
Artist: Faith Sponsler (UC Davis MFA 2017)
Workshop fee: $80; all supplies and materials included.

Cyanotype Lab: Saturday, July 28, 10am-4pm
Artist: Arielle Rebek (UC Davis MFA 2017)
Workshop fee: $80; all supplies and materials included.

Abstract Responses to Nature: Saturday, August 4, 10am-1pm
Artist: Angela Willetts (UC Davis MFA 2016)
Workshop fee: $40; acrylic supplies included.