Enhancing the teaching and research activities of the Department of Design, the UC Davis Design Museum explores how design shapes, improves and makes economically viable the objects, technology and environments we use, inhabit and experience every day.
The C.N. Gorman Museum is committed to the creative expressions of Native American artists, and artists of diverse cultures and histories. Changing exhibits feature contemporary artwork in a wide range of media, reflecting the canon in which Indigenous artists are working today. Founded in 1973 by the Department of Native American Studies, the museum is named in honor of retired faculty member, Carl Nelson Gorman, Navajo artist, WWII code-talker, cultural historian, and advocate for Native peoples.
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art began with a $2 million gift from Margrit Mondavi and a naming gift of $10 million from Jan Shrem and his wife, Maria Manetti Shrem. The museum broke ground in March of 2014.
Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned first-generation art faculty, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will be a hub of creative practice for today’s thinkers, makers and innovators, now and for generations to come. Opening date is set for November 13, 2016.
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery was dedicated in 1976 in memory of the first Chairperson of the Department of Art at UC Davis. Established as an exhibition venue and teaching resource for the Art Department, the gallery program also serves the campus population, art communities, and general public of Northern California and the Central Valley.