Exhibition

Presentation/Reception for
It’s Bugged: Insects’ Role in Design Jan. 11

Please join us for the opening of the exhibition It’s Bugged: Insects’ Role in Design on Thursday, January 11, 6-8 p.m. A talk about the exhibition will be presented by Professor Emerita Ann Savageau in Cruess 256 at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibition explores the two sides of the relationship between people and insects. The first side shows how makers, designers, architects, and artists draw upon nature’s patterns to create beautiful and useful materials and structures, as well as examining the collaboration of humans and insects as producers of raw materials, such as harvested silk and red dye made from cochineals. The outcomes are useful for insects and for people alike, making the relationship complex and compelling.

Several Department of Design faculty and students have their work featured in the exhibition, including Professor Emerita Ann Savageau and MFA student’s Alicia Decker, Cory Wolffs and Lauren Kelly. The exhibition includes objects from the JoAnn C. Stabb Design Collection, the Ann Savageau Collection, and in keeping with the Design Museum’s year of design/science, stunning insect specimens on loan from the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology. The exhibition has been guest curated by Adrienne McGraw who is the Executive Director of the Gateway Science Museum.

Please invite family, friends, your students, and spread the word about this exciting exhibition.

The Design Museum, part of the College of Letters and Science, is in Cruess Hall, Room 124. It is free and open weekdays noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information about this exhibition, visit arts.ucdavis.edu/design-museum.

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