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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!


UC Davis picnic day fashion show

The Department of Design and Fashion and Design Society’s annual fashion show is always a highlight of Picnic Day. April 22. 


Native AMERICAN painters

Native American artists from the Great Basin area of the West the subject of newest exhibition at the Gorman Museum running April 4 – June 18.


Indian musicians who are part of series at UC Davis

The India in the Artist’s Eye series continues with lectures by authors, concerts and film screenings throughout April at the Mondavi Center.