Weekender: Memorial Day Offers More Virtual Art, Paper Art Activity, Films

Manetti Shrem At Home brings you outside in

This week, the Manetti Shrem At Home Newsletter explores the theme “Outside In.” The Manetti Shrem invites you to be inspired by the museum's form, which gracefully balances the apparent contradiction of containment and openness. Read on to explore videos and essays related to the theme “Outside In.”

Delve into the many ways the museum’s design seamlessly connects the exterior and interior, from the events plaza to the flexible gallery spaces, in this commentary from The Architect’s Newspaper.

Their student staff reflects on the design of the museum and how it cultivates unique experiences with art, visitors and one another.  

Are you sitting inside a bit more often than usual? In this week's activity, experiment with making an inside-outside paper sculpture.

See the museum as you’ve never seen it before in this short film that swoops over the UC Davis campus, exploring the relationship between nature and architecture.

SO – IL founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, principals and co-architects (along with the firm Bohlin Cywinsky Jackson)  discuss how temporary projects inform permanent structures (including the museum) in this new documentary.

Annual Film Fest moves online

The 20th annual Film Fest @ UC Davis will take place May 27 and May 28. The Film Fest shows student works, eight minutes or less in length, which have been created by undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates. The films include a variety of genres and styles, from narrative to documentary to experimental. The festival features a different program each evening. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. Though free, audience members can make a donation on the website to benefit future festivals. More information here. 

By the way, don't forget: AntigoneNOW is tonight. This has had great media coverage and is sure to be a virtual hit. Very creative to put a classic play on line.  RSVP now. And see you at midnight.

Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture goes online with Harry Gamboa Jr.

Artist, author, and educator Harry Gamboa Jr. is next up in the Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series. His lecture will take place online this Thursday, May 21. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A. Registration is free. Click here to learn more. Register for the lecture here

SF MOMA encourages patrons to unplug 

SFMOMA recognizes that the online burnout is real. They suggest a technology break. Read on to explore SFMOMA’s links to arts activities that don’t require a charger or internet. 

Tired of technology but still craving connection? Write to someone via snail mail. Artist David Wilson shows viewers his process to swap the normally mundane envelope for a handmade piece of collage art here

After you press play, set technology aside and just listen. The SFMOMA has compiled a Spotify playlist titled “Offline: For the Screen Fatigued.” Listen here

UC Davis music doctoral student in the news

A recent New York Times article, “Finally, a Stage for Female Composers From Iran,” features UC Davis graduate student in composition Aida Shirazi. In addition to being a student, Shirazi is co-founder of the Iranian Female Composer’s Association (I.F.C.A). Read the NYT article here

Los Angeles museums continue construction, expansion, despite pandemic

Museums like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Hammer Museum (affiliated with UCLA) continue expansion projects despite the pandemic. In the case of LACMA, public opinion ranges: the director sees the expanded museum as a fount of new jobs while another LACMA affiliate questions why county funds are not directed elsewhere during a pandemic. Two new museums, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, continue their construction. Read more here

Coming Up: The last Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecturer is Joe Fyfe 

Artist, writer, and exhibition curator Joe Fyfe is the final guest in this year’s Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series. His lecture will take place online on Wednesday, May 27. The lecture and subsequent Q&A session will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is free. Click here to learn more about Fyfe. Register for the lecture here

Art Tweets of the Week

This UC-Davis-themed tweet shows you plant science and art merging.

Art tweet


And, Crocker Art Museum will take you on vacation to Yosemite through this tweet

Crocker Tweet

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