Eggheads Weekend Walking Tours

In celebration of the Eggheads’ 30th anniversary, the Manetti Shrem Museum is offering walking tours of the iconic sculptures at 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May. Registration is limited to 20 people per tour with on-site signup beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Robert Arneson: Serious Ideas Behind that Humor

By Mike Sintetos

His instantly recognizable Egghead sculptures dot the campus. But the man behind the art is known for much more than a few bald heads.

Robert Arneson, a UC Davis faculty member for four decades, was also at the forefront of a movement that took ceramic art in a new direction.

When Arneson came to campus in 1962, ceramic art forms were mainly "art" versions of traditional pottery shapes — pots, vases, plates and tiles.