Exhibition

Instinct Extinct:
The Great Pacific Flyway
Sept. 18 — Nov. 12

FALL 2017

“Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway”isa multi-disciplinary art and design installation that explores and celebrates the biology, beauty, and bounty of the Pacific Flyway. The exhibition opens the UC Davis’ Design Museum’s 2017-2018 season running  Sept. 18 through Nov. 12.  

The Pacific Flyway is viewed through a range of lenses: wildlife habitat, agricultural heartland, recreational commons, conservation story, and inspirational phenomena for artists, writers and everyone in California and beyond. The exhibition is a partnership of the visual artist team including UC Davis art professors Glenda Drew and Ann Savageau, and Valerie Constantino from Sacramento State University as well as with various organizations, associations, agencies, scientists, and scholars.

Speaking on behalf of the artist team, Drew said, “we hope that this exhibition conveys the unique character of this irreplaceable treasure and serves as a springboard for awareness and action.”

There will be a reception and presentation on Sept. 28 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south flyway for migratory birds in America, extending from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, migratory birds travel some or all of this distance both in spring and in fall, following food sources, heading to breeding grounds, or travelling to overwintering sites.

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