BOOK CHATS: ‘The King of Adobe’ and ‘ArtCurious’

A history professor and an art history alumna will discuss their books in online programs this week and next:


DHI Book Chat: The King of Adobe

"The King of Adobe" book cover and Lorena Oropeza author headshot

Presented by the UC Davis Humanities Institute. Read more about The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement.

Getting ArtCurious

"ArtCurious" book cover and Jennifer Dasal author headshot
  • With Jennifer Dasal, curator of modern and contemporary art, North Carolina Museum of Art, and the creator and host of the ArtCurious podcast.
  • 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.
  • Register here for the online program.

Dasal, a UC Davis alumna (bachelor’s degree in art history, 2002), will share the story of her introduction to the world of art history at UC Davis, her career path since graduation and the creation of her podcast, along with tales from her book, ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd and Strangely Wonderful in Art History, published last Septemberand her take on why fun stories matter in our journey to make art more accessible for audiences. 

The ArtCurious program organized by the Department of Art and Art History, and co-sponsored by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Arts & Humanities 2021 Graduate Exhibition, June 10-Sept. 6 (virtual).

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