The UC Davis Design Museum is uniquely positioned to investigate
“design” within a research university setting. The exhibition
program features work by innovative designers, explores design
issues, showcases the design collection, and serves as a teaching
and learning resource for faculty and students in the department
of design and across UC Davis.
Previous exhibitions document the museum’s years of experimental
exhibition design practice. While doing a lot with very little,
the gallery space acts as a laboratory for testing out new ideas
and installation methods. Reconfigurations of the
space, color, lighting, materials, object presentation,
display furniture, and environmental graphics mean that the
museum is always in flux and dramatically transforms itself from
one exhibition to another.