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Year of the Arts

The College of Letters and Science is home base for the arts at UC Davis. From theatre, dance and music to studio art and design to cinema and digital media, UC Davis offers a vibrant array of creative outlets for students, faculty and patrons. 

To shine a spotlight on the power of the arts at UC Davis this 2016-17 academic year, we launched the Year of the Arts. 

In the fall, we began with Music’s year-long debut of the Ann E. Pitzer Center, and in the spring, we honor our Theatre and Dance program with an anniversary celebration of the Wyatt and Wright theatres, which are 110 and 50, respectively. In addition, recognition of the venerable structure, known as TB 9, being placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the opening of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum put a renewed focus on the vibrancy and legacy of the UC Davis studio art program. 

Our special focus on the arts this year also includes programs, lectures and other events offered by Cinema and Digital Media, Design, Performance Studies and Art History, as well as exhibitions at the Design Museum and Gorman Museum.

Please join us in celebrating the Arts @ UC Davis!

'from this point forward'

faith sponsler uc davis MFA

Work by 28 graduate students from six departments make up exhibition and programs at Manetti Shrem Museum May 27–June 30. 

'FIELD NOTES' MFA EXHIBITION

FIRST YEAR MFA SHOW

Eight first-year studio art MFA students show their work in "Field Notes" at Beatnik Studios May 6–24.

Final orchestra concert

uc davis symphony

Style-spanning music by Mozart, Varese and Brahams for year's final concert.