The Design Museum exhibitions change each quarter. The museum, in
the Department of Design at UC Davis, also highlights
undergraduate and graduate student work during spring quarter of
each year. Photographs and exhibition statements about earlier
shows are available by clicking on the years to the left.
Please note: The Design Museum is temporarily closed to
the public until further notice as part of UC Davis’
efforts to prioritize the health and safety of our students,
faculty and staff, visitors and the community at large.
“Guardians: Spirits of Protection,” a poignant exploration of the
creative relationship between tragedy and design, is now at the
UC Davis Design Museum through April 24.
The installation showcases a series of sculptures created by
design professor emerita Ann Savageau. Made from found
objects and flotsam that washed up on the beach coming from
unknown places, the sculptures created by Savageau are composites
of the disparate castoffs — in response to the tragic events in
her life and to the pandemic.