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Events
Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, December 16, 2018Manetti Shrem Museum
Exhibitions: Bruce Nauman and Irving Marcus

The museum's fall exhibitions open Sept. 27 and close on different dates in December.

  • Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor — The first realization by the alumni artist (MFA ’66) of the participatory environment he conceived in 1970, Blue and Yellow Corridor is a narrow passageway that wraps around an existing room, combining colored fluorescent light and closed-circuit video to manipulate the viewer’s perceptual experience. Plus, other Nauman works. Guest curator: Ted Mann. Sept. 27-Dec. 16.
  • Irving Marcus: Romance & Disaster, A Retrospective — Vibrant and intensely personal paintings alongside works on paper, by an artist considered part of the extended UC Davis art community. Curator: Rachel Teagle, the museum’s founding director. Sept. 27-Dec. 30.
Opening event, Fall Season Celebration: 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. See separate listing.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 4:30 – 7pmManetti Shrem Museum
Fall Season Celebration

Opening event for the museum's fall exhibitions, Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor and Irving Marcus: Romance & Disaster, A Retrospective. See separate listing.

The Fall Season Celebration will include curator talks at 5:30 p.m.: Ted Mann for the Nauman exhibition and Rachel Teagle for the Marcus exhibition. Plus, self-portrait making, refreshments and music by Munechild.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 4:30 – 6pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Lecture: Alison Saar

The Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture series presents the distinguished artist Alison Saar, who creates artworks that frequently transform found objects to reflect themes of cultural and social identity, history, and religion. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Walker Institute in Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the High Museum in Atlanta.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 4 – 5:30pmManetti Shrem Museum
The Art of Perpetual Doubt

Peter Plagens, art critic, painter, and novelist, shares his reflections on the work of Bruce Nauman whom he describes as “at once an elder statesman of multidisciplinary art, and perpetually young inquirer into what art is all about in the first place. In other words,” writes Plagens “he-- and his work, including his most recent efforts--are in the history books and the Hall of Fame, as it were, but he keeps proceeding like a rebellious graduate student. The former isn’t trivialized by the latter, and the latter is not slowed down by the former. It’s kind of a miracle, really.” Plagens speaks from the perspective of one who came up as an artist alongside Nauman, having a studio on the same block for most of the 1970s and hitting the court together in a weekly Santa Monica artists’ basketball game. He also performed in Nauman’s 1975 film Pursuit, which features more than 24 minutes of footage of men and women running on a treadmill against a black background, panting desperately into the void while staying in place.

Peter Plagens is the author of Bruce Nauman: The True Artist. This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the foremost art writers of our time about one of the most important artists working today.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 3:30 – 5:30pmManetti Shrem Museum
First-Year Aggie Connections Health and Wellness Resource Fair

Come discover the eight dimensions of wellness and  enjoy breakout sessions including a social mingle in the art galleries, a budgeted meal prep demo, and more!

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:30 – 9pmManetti Shrem Museum
Third Thursdays: Blue Party!

Join us for this year’s first Third Thursday! Celebrate by wearing your Aggie blue at the Museum’s first ever Blue Party and receive a party prize. Enjoy free pizza and blue refreshments, listen to music provided
by KDVS, and challenge your friends to outdoor games on the Events Plaza. Create prints to decorate your dorm in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio, inspired by our fall season exhibits. Come and explore
your Museum.

Kick back with fun, food, giant games, art making, and gallery exploration while you check out your Museum, designed especially for you. There’s a different theme each month, with new ways to see the world.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Spatial Encounters

A Discussion with Constance M. Lewallen, Adjunct Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Dore Bowen, Associate Professor of Art History, San Jose State University. Moderated by Ted Mann, curator of Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor

In their forthcoming book, Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters, co-authors Lewallen and Bowen examine the way that Nauman’s corridors and other architectural installations place the participant’s body within a field of powerful forces that variously destabilize, confound, and frustrate in order to heighten awareness and test the limits of subjectivity. Lewallen will provide a historical perspective for the development of Nauman’s corridors, rooms, and other architectural installations, and Bowen will discuss her recent reinstallation of Nauman’s Corridor Installation with Mirror—San Jose Installation (Double Wedge Corridor with Mirror) (1970) at San Jose State University. Following these presentations, exhibition curator Ted Mann, who is also a contributor to the book, will moderate a discussion focused on the Manetti Shrem Museum’s exhibition, Blue and Yellow Corridor.

Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters, the first publication to focus exclusively on Nauman’s corridors and other architectural installations, is scheduled for publication by UC Press in January 2019.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 4:30 – 6pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Lecture: David Salle

David Salle, a contemporary American painter and essayist, will give the fourth Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture. As one of a group of young, mostly New York, so-called neo-expressionist artists, Salle came into prominence and became art stars in the 1980s, along with Julian Schnabel, Eric Fischl and others. His collage-like paintings feature overlapping imagery from a variety of sources—such as magazines, interior décor, and art history—layering figures and patterns into colorful compositions rendered in a straightforward, uncomplicated style.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 2 – 4pmManetti Shrem Museum
Art Studio Lab: Color

How do colors affect us? How do colors help to tell a story or set a mood? What are color families? Experiment with painting, textiles, drawing, printmaking, collage, book-making and more as you learn and play with color theory. Let your colors shine!

Drop-in art-making sessions for artists of all ages! Every weekend, join us
in the Carol and Gerry Parker Art Studio as we explore materials and develop ideas inspired by the exhibitions in our galleries. Weekly challenges prompt you to think about why, what, and how you make art, then get messy with hands-on experiences. Always FREE!

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