Coinciding with the opening of Bruce Nauman’s (MFA ’66, UC Davis) retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exhibition features the first realization of a participatory environment Nauman conceived in 1970. The work is a narrow passageway that wraps around an existing room, combining colored fluorescent light and closed-circuit video to manipulate the viewer’s perceptual experience. An adjacent gallery includes artworks that situate the corridor within the artist’s career. Guest Curator: Ted Mann Creditline: Bruce Nauman, Blue and Yellow Corridor, 1970-71/2018, fluorescent light, two video cameras, two video monitors, and painted wallboard. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Installation view, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. Photo: Cleber Bonato. © 2018 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
January 21, 2019 – 12:00 pm – April 21, 2019 – 4:00 pm Celebrating the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis Design Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen, “Weaving & Woodwork” combines Helge’s wood furniture design with Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries. Complementing one another, their work reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic. When seen together it possess a compelling harmony of form and function. The exhibition runs January 21 through April 21 with an official opening and presentation on January 24 at 6 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The event features Kjetil Fallan, guest scholar in the Department of Design and a leading scholar on Scandinavian related design. The Design Museum, part of the College of Letters and Science, is in Cruess Hall, Room 124. It is free and open weekdays noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 4 p.m.
Downtown business owners: The Davis Downtown Annual Meeting offers a special opportunity for downtown business owners to mix and mingle while helping guide the future of downtown Davis. At the annual meeting we will share the successes during the past year and outline our goals for 2019-2020. We will also be electing downtown business owners and representatives to the board of directors. The board of directors help build the vision for our downtown. At this meeting, we will say farewell to our exiting board members and welcome the new board members to the team. Help with the fun! Interested in sponsoring the 2019 Davis Downtown Annual Meeting? Provide small prize, gift basket, or gift card for our raffle and be featured on our Annual Meeting posters and communications. Current sponsors are Davis Farmers Market Boheme Hip Used Clothing Abaton Consulting – Website Design Studio Royal Guest Hotels First Street Real Estate Three Mile Brewing Mishka’s Café Sophia’s Thai Kitchen F St Dispensary
Join us for a festive event celebrating the Manetti Shrem Museum’s Winter Season featuring the opening of Xicanx Futurity. Meet the artists whose creative spirits bring together past and present to shape the future. Panel discussion with exhibiting artists at 2:30pm and a special performance by the Xicana collective In Lak Ech. Everyone is invited to celebrate and be inspired!