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 UC Davis Design Museum is a founding adopter of the Green
Museums Accord. The Accord is a set of five principles that
propel museums to become environmental leaders, and is
administered by the California Association of Museums and the
Green Museums Initiative.
Adele Zhang, lecturer in design and manager of the Jo Ann C.
Stabb Design Collection, was honored for her service to the UC
Davis Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program in recognition of
creativity and leadership in the use of design for health
education and social consciousness.
Susan B. Kaiser, professor of design, gender, sexuality, and
women’s studies, textiles and clothing, will give a talk at the
Yolo County Historical Collection (Gibson House) in the
“Knowledge at Noon” seminar series on Wed., March 11 from 12-1
The exhibition features traditional textiles from Africa, Asia
and South America collected by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus
of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. These items
have inspired contemporary design works by UC Davis students that
are also showcased, highlighting the continuing relevance of
traditional cultures and how they drive design thinking in new
Tickets are now on sale for the UC Davis Fashion and Design
Society (FADS) 2020 Picnic Day Fashion Show, Coalescence.
The event spotlights garments created and executed by
students in the UC Davis Department of Design’s Signatures
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM (doors open at 1:00)
Location: ARC Ballroom