The Weekender is a regular feature of the UC Davis Arts Blog appearing each Thursday — when weekends really need to begin. The column features stuff to do on and around the UC Davis campus this weekend. Know of art and related events in the region? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-graduation time, this issue of The Weekender features UC Davis art in Sacramento, and San Francisco, Capital Culture List — a new UC Davis-originated podcast and blog — and a sneak peek at upcoming Manetti Shrem Museum attractions.
Introducing the Capital Culture List
Beginning with today’s Arts Blog Weekender, Soterios Johnson, director of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Partnerships at UC Davis, gives you what’s happening in the region this week and every week in his new blog, Capital Culture List, a public service of UC Davis. You can read it (in the blog), listen to it (on the podcast), or do both. Before coming to UC Davis, Johnson worked as a journalist for 22 years at WNYC, the NPR member station in New York City. The last 14 years of that time he was the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition.
The Capital Culture List is your weekly guide to noteworthy Arts and Culture offerings in and around Sacramento.
Annabeth Rosen is in Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists
Through July 29, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Professor Annabeth Rosen’s work is included in the Jewish Museum’s exhibition Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists. Contraption presents the work of 16 artists of Jewish descent who have lived in California over the past 150 years. It includes large-scale mechanical installations, drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Rosen is the co-chair of the UC Davis Department of Art and Art History.
Summer exhibitions on tap
The Manetti Shrem will open June 30 for its summer season; a sneak peak can be found in this Dateline roundup.
Also, check out some UC Davis-related work at the JAYJAY, Sacramento, through June 30.
#Times Up features the work of Tavarus Blackmon (MFA 2018), Julia Couzens (MFA 1990), Glenda Drew, professor of design; Jeffrey Mayry (MFA 2016) and Jiayi Young, assistant professor of design, among others.
Inspired by the#METOO/TIMESUP movements and the #WESAIDENOUGH statement made in Sacramento at the State Capitol in October 2017, this invitational exhibit is conceived as an artistic platform to discuss this historic revolution/evolution time in our culture. In response to this social earthquake, JAYJAY presents an exhibition that aims to support the fight to expose and end sexual harassment and abuse forever. Ten percent of profit from artwork sold will be split between the Times Up Defense Fund and the We Said Enough Equity fund.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment