Weekender: Take in the Museum Friday; Plan for Other Events All Week

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Visitors view the art at opening day of Young, Gifted and Black at the Manetti Shrem Museum, which is open this weekend except Thanksgiving Day. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)
White turkeys walking on cement near yellow pillars at UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum courtyard
Turkeys under the canopy of Manetti Shrem Museum of Art UC Davis. (Courtesy photo)

Happy Thanksgiving. Here are a few arts events to look forward to in the next week, including that the Manetti Shrem Museum will be open Friday, closed Thanksgiving. Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis Media Relations and Arts Blog Editor

Manetti Shrem closed for Thanksgiving, but open Friday

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. The museum will reopen on Friday, Nov. 25.

The Manetti Shrem Museum's fall season concludes as of Dec. 19, 2022. See sidebar.

Ongoing at UC Davis Museums

Manetti Shrem — A Trio of Exhibits (Open Thanksgiving Friday)

‘Young, Gifted and Black’ 

Read more about this exhibition here

Roy De Forest: Habitats for Travelers

First-generation art faculty member and UC Davis Professor Emeritus Roy De Forest (1930-2007).

Loie Hollowell: Tick Tock Belly Clock

Hollowell, a rising star in the art world, grew up in Woodland, California, and is the daughter of longtime UC Davis Professor Emeritus David Hollowell.

Find more information on all three exhibits here.

Closed Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving); Open Friday, Nov. 25

Design Museum:

Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile From Bangladesh, an exhibition of traditional Bangladeshi textiles noted for a weaving technique that creates surface decorations, opened at the UC Davis Design Museum on Oct. 3. https://arts.ucdavis.edu/designmuseum

Coming up in music

Jazz Big Bands of UC Davis

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 – 9 p.m., $12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating), Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

UC Davis’s own Jazz Big Bands present songs from the Great American Songbook as well as a few contemporary works and sometimes feature student vocalists too. Tunes by Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and many others are often presented.

Band ensemble
Jazz Bands of UC Davis (Courtesy photo)

UC Davis Concert Band

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 – 8:30 p.m., $12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

The UC Davis Concert Band presents thoughtful works written especially for concert band, and sometimes for film (“My Neighbor Totoro” and “The Polar Express” to name a couple). Constituting members of the UC Davis community from students to graduate students to faculty, the band is proud to represent more than thirty areas of study in its members.

Student Chamber Ensembles for Noon Concert

Thursday, Dec. 1, 12:05 – 1 p.m., free, a Shinkoskey Noon Concert, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

The program includes J.S. Bach: Selections from Musical Offering, BWV 1079, Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio and Quartet, Georg Philipp Telemann: Paris Quartet, François de Fossa: Trio, and François Devienne: Quartet for Flutes in G.

Department of Art and Art History Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Tarrah Krajnak  

Conceptual Art scene, still life, in white
"Self-Portrait as Weston/as Charis Wilson, 1934/2020" by Tarrah Krajnak from "Master Rituals II: Weston’s Nudes," 2020, silver gelatin print. (Courtesy photo)

Thursday, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m., Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis

Tarrah Krajnak (b. 1979) was born in Lima, Peru. Her photographs are in collections including the Centre Pompidou and Museum Ludwig. Her book El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan (2021) was named to the Museum of Modern Art’s inaugural list of 10 photo books of the year. Her work has been published and reviewed in Aperture, Artforum and New York Review of Books. Krajnak is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany, and she has received fellowships from the George and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation and the Lewis Baltz Research Fund Award. She is an assistant professor of art at the University of Oregon, and living on the unceded territory of the Kalapuya. 

Organized by the Department of Art and Art History. Supported by the UC Davis College of Letters and Science and co-sponsored by the Manetti Shrem Museum.

Read more about the artists and talk series here.

Art Social Media of the Week

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  • Karen Nikos-Rose, Arts Blog Editor, kmnikos@ucdavis.edu

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