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 C.N. Gorman Museum is committed to the creative expressions
of Native American artists, and artists of diverse cultures and
histories. Changing exhibits feature contemporary
artwork in a wide range of media, reflecting the canon in which
Indigenous artists are working today. Founded in 1973 by
the Department of Native American Studies, the museum is named in
honor of retired faculty member, Carl Nelson Gorman, Navajo
artist, WWII code-talker, cultural historian, and advocate for
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of
Art began with a $2 million gift from Margrit Mondavi and a
naming gift of $10 million from Jan Shrem and his wife, Maria
Manetti Shrem. The museum broke ground in March of 2014.
Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned
first-generation art faculty, the Jan Shrem and Maria
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will be a hub of creative
practice for today’s thinkers, makers and innovators, now and for
generations to come. Opening date is set for November 13, 2016.
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery was dedicated in 1976 in memory of
the first Chairperson of the Department of Art at UC Davis.
Established as an exhibition venue and teaching resource for the
Art Department, the gallery program also serves the campus
population, art communities, and general public of Northern
California and the Central Valley.