Museum Exhibitions Showcase an Art Alumnus and Early Faculty Members
The two newest exhibitions at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art showcase UC Davis Department of Art and Art History alumni and emeriti faculty. Both open Jan. 26.
“Stephen Kaltenbach: The Beginning and The End” examines the long, varied and little-known career of the Davis-based artist who studied at UC Davis in the 1960s. After graduating and moving to New York, Kaltenbach (B.A. ’66, M.A. ’67, art) established a reputation in the emerging international field of conceptual art. Moving back to California, he shifted to more traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, but continued to create conceptual artworks. The exhibition runs through May 10.
“Gesture: The Human Figure After Abstraction” includes work by early art department faculty Robert Arneson, Ruth Horsting, Manuel Neri and Wayne Thiebaud. The exhibition presents the transformational work of the College of Letters and Science art department’s first-generation artists at a pivotal moment in art history. It will be on display until the end of the year.