Art History students curate exhibitions
Art History 102 students are presenting two exhibitions on the UC Davis campus during last weeks of the winter quarter. “Appetite for Change” and “Deadline: 11:59pm” opened this Tuesday, Mar. 14 at the Memorial Union and Katharine Esau Science Hall.
“Deadline 11:59pm” addresses the mental health of students as a pressing campus issue here at UC Davis and some of the interrelated conditions that undermine, rather than protect, a student’s mental health. The exhibition aims to bridge the gap for seeking care by making more accessible mental health resources here on campus and offering a platform to anonymously voice students’ concerns and frustrations about their mental health. Ultimately, “Deadline:11:59pm” is a collective call to the UC Davis community and administration that there needs to be a deadline for UC Davis to establish the conditions that will ensure the mental well-being of all.
“Deadline:11:59pm” is on view at the Memorial Union on Tuesday, Mar. through Tuesday, Mar. 21, and at the Katharine Esau Science Hall.
“Appetite for Change” aims to address the prevalence of food insecurity at UC Davis and raise awareness of the patchwork of resources that UCD has to offer including the Pantry, Fruit & Veggie Up!, and the Student Farm. “Appetite for Change” is an attempt to offer short-term solutions by offering access to nutritious food, resources to food, and ways to cook quick, healthy and affordable meals. The exhibition also serves as a platform to advocate for change by inviting the UD Davis community to come up with long-term sustainable and equitable solutions so that every UCD student can be food secure.
“Appetite for Change” is on view at the Memorial Union on Tuesday, Mar. 14 and Thursday, Mar. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Linktr site is available to direct students to available food resources.
Students will hold a curatorial walk through on Thursday, Mar. 16 at 11:15 at the MU.
Led by Professor Susette Min, students in Art History 102 curate a public exhibition. AHI 102 is an exhibition practicum in which students are responsible for all aspects of the exhibition, including developing exhibition proposals, engaging in object selection, installation, and designing the space and lighting of the exhibition location. Students are responsible for producing and publishing promotional materials and even leading a curatorial public presentation.