WINTER BREAK: Museum, Libraries, IET, Repro

Glazed earthware scultpture of a house.
“Landscape Without Boundaries”: Robert Arneson, “The Palace at 9 a.m.,” 1974, glazed earthenware, 31 x 118 x 84 inches, Fine Arts Collection, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis. Copyright estate of Robert Arneson, licensed by VAGA, New York, New York.

Too busy during the quarter to tour the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art? Now is a good time to visit, especially if you want to catch two exhibitions that are closing by year’s end. Admission is free and open to the public.

These exhibitions are closing this month:


  • Landscape Without Boundaries — Significant works by such artists as Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Gladys Nilsson, Martin Ramirez, Wayne Thiebaud and William T. Wiley show how painting, sculpture and drawing addressed and reflected the Northern California landscape in the years after World War II. Through Sunday, Dec. 15.
  • ColorForm — Sculptures and drawings by Kathy Butterly, who received a Master of Fine Arts degree at UC Davis in 1990. This is her first retrospective exhibition. Through Sunday, Dec. 29.

The museum — where you can also see the NEW ERA installation this month — will be open most days through New Year’s, with the exception of the official university holidays, Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1, and will follow regular hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-9 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

But, after ColorForm closes Dec. 29, and after the museum’s regular Monday closure, Dec. 30, and the holiday closures, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the museum will not reopen until the winter season celebration, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 (after being closed from Jan. 2 to 25 for installation).

Here’s what’s new for winter:

  • “Stephen Kaltenbach: The Beginning and The End” — This exhibition by the UC Davis alumnus (Bachelor of Arts, 1966, and Master of Arts, 1967) considers his engagement with time as a principal theme across his remarkably diverse career, which encompasses bronze time capsules, advertisements placed anonymously in Artforum magazine in 1968-69, and the monumental photorealist painting Portrait of My Father (1972-79). Through May 10. Read more about the Kaltenbach exhibition in this UC Davis news release.
  • Gesture: The Human Figure After Abstraction” — Selections from the Manetti Shrem Museum, by first-generation artists of the UC Davis art department. Their work in sculpture, painting and drawing shares a singular characteristic: a commitment to innovation and creative freedom that informed the ever-expanding notion of modern art. Through January 2021.

The NEW ERA installation, which opened in September, will carry over into the winter and spring seasons, closing June 14. Set within a hexagonal pavilion built into the gallery space, NEW ERA features three projectors set opposite three mirrored walls, putting viewers in the middle of a poetic and visual narrative about humanity’s history and future.

Download the museum's brochure of winter season exhibitions and programs.


Closures and reduced hours will begin Saturday, Dec. 14, at Shields Library and the Carlson Health Sciences Library, and Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Blaisdell Medical Library. See the UC Davis Library’s master calendar for details.

Note: The 24-Hour Study Room, at Shields Library, remains open throughout winter break. Only currently registered students are allowed in; swipe your AggieCard to enter.

●︎ Shields Library

  • Saturday, Dec. 14 — Closed.
  • Dec. 15-20 — Reduced hours.
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Closed.
  • Thursday-Friday, Jan. 2-3 — Reduced hours.
  • Saturday, Jan. 4 — Closed.
  • Sunday, Jan. 5 — Reduced hours.

●︎ Carlson Health Sciences Library

  • Dec. 14-20 — Reduced hours.
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Closed.
  • Jan. 2-5 — Reduced hours.

●︎ Blaisdell Medical Library — Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1.

●︎ Physical Sciences and Engineering Library — This library is closed for construction for all of the 2019-20 academic year.

Also see Mabie Law Library, operated by the School of Law.

Information and Educational Technology

  • IT Express Service Desk — Regular hours through Friday, Dec. 20: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. Then, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, Thursday-Friday, Dec. 26-27 and Monday, Dec. 30. Regular hours resume Thursday, Jan. 2. Contact IT Express via the web or phone, 530-754-HELP (4357). Or consult the IT Knowledge Base.
  • Information and Educational Technology offices — Academic Applications (Academic Technology Services) closed to the public from noon Monday, Dec. 23, through Wednesday, Jan. 1; Operations, reduced staff and some units closed to the public Dec. 23-Jan. 1; Information Security Office, open workdays with reduced staff, on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for incidents; Enterprise Infrastructure Services, some offices closed to the public Dec. 23-Jan. 1, all services and infrastructure available with reduced staff during normal work hours, on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for incidents.
  • UC Davis Canvas — The support hot line, operated by Instructure (the company behind Canvas), is always open, including holidays, at 844-303-8285. For live chat support, click the “help” icon when logged in to UC Davis Canvas.

Repro Graphics

Closed on the official university holidays, Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Otherwise, users can expect the printing and copying service to be open regular hours at both locations: 176 Hoagland Hall and 1400 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 10, West Sacramento.

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