Design Museum Exhibition Schedule 2018-2019
Tekunikku: The Art of Japanese Textile Making
September 24 - December 9, 2018 (opening reception October 4, 6 p.m.)
This exhibition focuses on the extensive Japanese textile collection of Catherine Cerny spanning over 40 years of her travels, cultural exploration and technical study. The exhibition will show a rich tradition of design-making and exemplify unique techniques that continue to inform contemporary textile/fashion design and education. The exhibition design will evoke the vibrancy and bustle of a traditional Japanese market where many of the objects were originally purchased.
Weaving & Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership
January 21 - April 21, 2019 (opening reception TBA)
UC Davis Design Professor Emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen, from Denmark and Sweden, settled in Davis, California in the early 1960s. They brought with them a deep understanding of Scandinavian design tradition and an egalitarian ethos that design should truly be beneficial to all. Helge designed playgrounds for children with disabilities and furniture for the elderly; Birgitta’s weavings and tapestries adorn many public spaces in Davis. This exhibition will feature a selection of furniture and tapestry pieces that when seen together possess a compelling harmony of form and function.
Design by Design: Undergraduate Senior Showcase
May 20 - June 23, 2019
This lively survey of senior undergraduate student talent and creativity reflects the multi-disciplinary breadth of the Department of Design. The design of the exhibition is led by a student design team and themed each year.
Graduation Student Exhibition
Spring 2019 – Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Design MFA candidates showcase their final research and creative projects in a group exhibition featuring work from other master’s degree programs in the creative arts.
UC Davis Design Museum, Cruess Hall, Monday–Friday: noon–4 p.m., Sunday: 2-4 p.m., Closed Saturday and holiday weekends. Free
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