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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!

Critic and Painter for Thiebaud Lecture

Catherine Murphy painting

Critic/curator and realist painter in conversation for third annual Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Lecture on March 9.

Brahms' Masterpiece: Requiem

Jeffrey Thomas

The full forces of the university chorus and orchestra will be on stage March 12 for Johannes Brahms’ Requiem.

Outline the Lines: "Dying While Black and Brown"

Dying While Black and Brown onstage

Zaccho Dance Theatre guest artists examine the lives of men on death row as part of the Department of Theatre & Dance’s Outside the Lines March 16-18 in the Wright Hall Main Theatre.