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The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis is committed to making art accessible and open to all. Offering engaging experiences that reflect and serve the UC Davis community, the museum shares the university’s core values of innovative research, interdisciplinary experimentation, and a dedication to educational programming while building on its legacy of exceptional teaching and artistic practice. Presenting free exhibitions and programs year-round, the Manetti Shrem Museum provides an unparalleled cultural resource for students, faculty, visitors and the extended community. Our dedicated supporters make all of this possible - we are free for all, thanks to you!
Embracing its mission to cultivate transformational art experiences that inspire new thinking, the museum fosters visitor interactions with world-class art, artists, and faculty.
Connect with art and artists during the museum’s temporary closure with our weekly newsletter, Manetti Shrem Museum At Home. Our goal is to maintain our connection with our community and offer solace and joy through art-related content and context. Every Friday, you’ll find long reads and videos that tell the story of UC Davis artists and their contributions, plus ideas for multi-generational art activities.
At the Manetti Shrem Museum, we celebrate the spirit that is UC Davis. Education is literally “out front” in our award-winning building, where visitors commonly catch sight of students practicing, studying and learning. With a lecture hall with seating for 125, a state-of-the-art Collections Classroom for seminar classes, direct access to the Fine Arts Collection, and most prominently, a wet-materials studio for hands-on art making, the museum continues its dedication to the lively spirit of lifelong learning.