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 have launched the Year of the Arts.
In the fall, we begin Music’s year-long debut of the Ann E. Pitzer Center, and in the spring, we will 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!
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” borrows characters and themes from Russian playwright Anton Chekhov to create a crazy Chekhovian comedy concoction. Feb. 23 – March 4
Music for Night and Day
The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Feb. 18 concert “Nocturnes and Dreams” reflects the moods of night and day with music by Luigi Dallapiccola’s Salvatore Sciarrino and Maurice Ravel.
Templeton Colloquium in Art History 4 p.m.
Textiles and Fashion from China to California: An International Symposium
Ritual Revelations: Liturgy As Compositional Agent In Renaissance Music For The
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra: “Nocturnes and Dreams” 7 p.m.
Improvises While Black, performance by cultural worker, dancer and performance a
Music for Violin and Computer
“Nan War Raw Man” MFA student Lucas Hatton’s MFA thesis through March 4
Jazz Combos of UC Davis 12:05 p.m.
Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture 4:30 p.m.