Department of Art and Art History

Lecture Series Expands in Honor of Wayne Thiebaud’s UC Davis Legacy

March 31, 2021
After more than 40 years of teaching and service at UC Davis, centenarian Wayne Thiebaud continues to create art and inspire others. His influence will be felt by many future generations thanks to a $500,000 endowment from the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation.

Art History Event Takes On Timely Topic of Race and Museums

January 20, 2021
The 2021 Templeton Colloquium in Art History will examine the long and often fraught history between museums and African American and African art, artists and audiences. The Feb. 19 event will include presentations by two scholars on the subject that as been at the forefront during the last year.

Art History Alumna Wants to Make Everyone ‘ArtCurious’

November 17, 2020
Since shortly after its launch four years ago, Jennifer Dasal’s ArtCurious podcast has been a hit, garnering kudos from art historians and nods from O: The Oprah Magazine, Salon and National Public Radio. Now Dasal (B.A., art history, ’02) has taken some of those podcast stories and added many more for her book Art Curious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History

Nigerian American Artist Will Give Thiebaud Endowed Lecture

October 19, 2020

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose art negotiates the cultural terrain between her adopted home in the United States and her native Nigeria through collage and photo transfer-based paintings, will give the seventh annual UC Davis Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture on Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s free online lecture celebrates art professor emeritus Wayne Thiebaud’s 100th birthday on Nov.

The Show Goes On

May 18, 2020
UC Davis College of Letters and Science graduate students aren’t letting the lack of a physical space stop them from celebrating and sharing their work with the public. The Arts & Humanities 2020 Graduate Exhibition, usually held at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, will instead take place on the museum website May 28–June 28.