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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 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

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

Nocturnes and Dreams

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.