Past Exhibitions

from this point forward

from this point forward

A unique interdisciplinary graduate exhibition that showcases the work and research of students across disciplines at UC Davis, including Art Studio, Design, Creative Writing, Art History, Dramatic Arts, History, and Music. Read more.

May 27-June 30, 2017

Sadie Barnette | Dear 1968,...

Sadie Barnette | Dear 1968,...

In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-born artist Sadie Barnette maps identity construction and personal mythology through the FBI file amassed during her father's years as a Black Panther. Read more.

April 14-June 30, 2017

Marc Johnson | YúYú

Marc Johnson | YúYú

YúYú, a 2014 film by Franco-Beninese architect, visual artist, and filmmaker Marc Johnson, tells the story of a Chinese beekeeper who performs a rite of spring ceremony. Read more.

April 14-June 30, 2017

Recent Gifts | Wiley

Recent Gifts

This exhibition highlights a selection of gifts made to the Manetti Shrem Museum since 2012. Building upon the nearly 60-year history of the Fine Arts Collection, these works signal the latest chapter in the university’s radical and vibrant art community. Read more.

April 14-June 30, 2017

Out Our Way

Out Our Way

Major exhibition examining the legacy of UC Davis' Department of Art and the work of first-generation art faculty. Read more. 

November 13, 2016–March 26, 2017

Horse and man running

Hoof & Foot: A Field Study 

Site-specific commission by Bay Area artist Chris Sollars. Read more.

November 13, 2016–March 26, 2017

Image from Pot for a Latch Installation

A Pot for a Latch

Participatory sculptural installation by Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil. Read more.

November 13, 2016–March 19, 2017

SO - IL trying out sample beams on the roof of New York office

SO – IL / Museum as Process

“SO-IL: The Museum as Process” consists of artifacts that illustrate and interpret the process of creating the museum. Created in collaboration with artists and designers they take the form of photography, graphics and installation. The collaboration was with Luisa Lambri and Richard The / TheGreenEyl.Museum as Process. Read more. 

November 13, 2016–March 26, 2017