Weekender: Manetti Shrem Exhibition Opens Sunday, and Much More

Clay ceramic
New ceramic acquisitions will be showing at the Crocker later this month. Zemer Peled (Israeli, born 1983) Untitled 1, 2016 Ceramic, 22 x 19 x 19 in. Crocker Art Museum purchase, Becky B. Krisik Fund and Marcy and Mort Friedman Acquisition Fund, 2018.47.

On campus

Don’t miss the opening of the summer exhibition at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art on the UC Davis campus.

Experience di Rosa on horseback

Di Rosa is partnering with Sonoma Valley Trail Rides to offer this unique perspective of the outdoor di Rosa collection, as well as the stunning Napa/Sonoma landscape. More information here. More about ongoing exhibitions here.

Ride pricing includes entrance to the art galleries and an option for a picnic lunch.

Note that 10:30 a.m. and noon rides have an option to include lunch.

Rides are available at di Rosa Thursdays through Sundays.

In the region

A Japanese film festival, a Chinese fashion show, some concerts and more air-conditioned options in the Capital Culture List Blog, produced by UC Davis.



 “Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Ceramics”
Opens at Crocker July 21

From raw textures to meticulous details, to glazes bursting with color, the works in “Cool Clay” represent one of the most exciting and expansive fields of contemporary art. This exhibition highlights a selection of notable acquisitions that strengthen the Crocker Art Museum’s ceramics holdings in both diversity and scope, the majority by artists not previously represented in the permanent collection. These include influential figures like Rudy Autio, Jun Kaneko, Edwin Scheier, and Akio Takamori, as well as more recent leaders like Peter Olson, Zemer Peled, Brian Rochefort, and Dirk Staschke. Although the artists pursue a great variety of approaches and techniques, each embraces the experimental and playful sensibility this versatile medium engenders. Spanning six decades of studio practice, this exhibition celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of 20th-century ceramists as well as those who today continue to reimagine the possibilities of working in clay.

More here.


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