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About the Museum

About the Museum

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art began with a $2 million gift from Margrit Mondavi and a naming gift of $10 million from Jan Shrem and his wife, Maria Manetti Shrem. The museum will break ground in 2014. (See news for more information).

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News

News

Museum Groundbreaking and Art Installation

News

The Shrem Museum held a ceremonial groundbreaking on March 1, 2014. Read more about the groundbreaking (press release, story on event), and the installation of William Wiley's Gong (story, Vine video, photos).

Artists' Valentine Redux

Events

Artists' Valentine Redux

Through February 14

Please join us to revive a special Nelson Gallery tradition, the Valentine's exhibition and sale. Bid on artists-made valentines and make it a day to remember. Exhibition and bidding: through February 14th at the Nelson Gallery. 

Celebration & Final Bidding: February 14, 7pm

Free & open to the public

Fine Arts Collection at UC Davis

UC Davis Fine Arts Collection

The Fine Arts Collection at UC Davis was established in 1964 by Richard L. Nelson, the founding chair of the Department of Art. Today, the collection contains more than 5,000 works from antiquities to contemporary art.