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By Karen Nikos-Rose on June 14, 2018

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 kmnikos@ucdavis.edu

If you are not involved in any commencements, or even if you are, here are a few things to do. All are free.

Photography at alumni center bridges art and science

The final student exhibition for “Photography: Bridging Art and Science,” a UC Davis class taught by Professor Terry Nathan, in the Atmospheric Science Program, is at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center on the campus through Aug. 14. The exhibit features 50 student photographs exploring the conceptual connections between art and science and the role of art and science on campus.

While strolling the Buehler Alumni Center recently, I also stumbled across another exhibit of photography to the left of the lobby. Sponsored by the Mellon Research Initiative Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds, the Exhibition is "Reimagining Iranian African Slavery: Photography as Material Culture." Give this gallery of historic photos a look too.

And, at the Manetti Shrem...

UC Davis’ AHI 401 curatorial studies class has a two-part exhibit exploring the meaning of sanctuary in the Collections Classroom at the Manetti Shrem Museum through June 17. Lots of other art to see too, including the Graduate Exhibition, which closes Sunday too.

Yolo Arts Gallery presents ‘parks’ on exhibit

A group art exhibition, “A Walk in the Park,” presents a visual travelogue of parks visited and captured by artists throughout California and the United States. Photography, paintings and mixed media are featured in this show, running through July 31 at YoloArts’ Gallery 625, 625 Court St. in Woodland. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464

Links to venues above, where hours vary:

http://manettishremmuseum.ucdavis.edu/

http://www.alumni.ucdavis.edu/about-us/alumni-center/