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Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

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Unique Museum on UC Davis Campus

This contemporary museum is a must-see when visiting Davis. The outside is architecturally stunning... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Austin, Texas
Interesting local art.

This new gallery favours its local artists- Thiebaud, Naumen, Marcus as notables. Thiebaud is a... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Peter F
Bowen Island, Canada
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Bruce Nauman and Irving Marcus are the current exhibition subjects. The Nauman corridors are typical of highly intellectualized 'art'. If you are skinny enough to get through the two 18" and one 12" corridors (I was), I'm not sure you will have had an epiphany....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

This contemporary museum is a must-see when visiting Davis. The outside is architecturally stunning and reminiscent of the Getty Museum. The inside has galleries that accommodate a few different exhibitions at once, and there is a beautiful cohesive flow throughout.. The paintings are displayed thoughtfully...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This new gallery favours its local artists- Thiebaud, Naumen, Marcus as notables. Thiebaud is a West Coast Andy Warhol, and a past prof. at UC Davis Art Dept. Naumen a grad. student in the sixties. Nice ambitious architecture, enthusiastic though hapless student 'docents'. Very limited...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We visited when the Wayne Thiebaud collection was shown. It was amazing to see a fine collection of works from a major painter all in one place. The museum is easy to access. The building is small but lovely. Admission is free; parking is free...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This architectural marvel is a beauty, and they get some great exhibitions like the recent Wayne Thiebaud show. I think many people in town are missing out if you have not made it over. I hope to see the community more engaged with the museum....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The Shrem is a museum worth visiting just to see the distinctive architecture. Right now there is a collection of Wayne Thiebaud's oil paintings. Since he is a famous local artist who taught at at this university his work is even more meaningful to Davisites....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sanine W
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The Shrem Museum is quite new, housed in a impressively designed building and a small sculpture garden just outside. When we visited, the museum featured this Wayne Thiebaud exhibition. Thiebaud, a local artist with a national standing, has this unique way of painting cakes, pies,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

It was our first trip to the Shrem Museum and we were not disappointed. Surprisingly, the parking was free on the weekend (as long as there is not an event at the Mondavi Center, then $9) as well as free admittance. Lots of young people...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this exhibit today. As with most museums some exhibits were confusing especially the videos. But it is a small, free museum with friendly students ready to answer questions and engage you in conversation. Parking is $9.00 but close to the entrance considering...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

This small, modern museum on the edge of campus is quite delightful. It features a white steel and curved glass design that provides a welcoming venue for small exhibits. With plenty of free parking next door on the weekends, it’s a great way to spend...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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