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Open Access Publications from the University of California


The Department of Art & Art History at the University of California, Davis offers two programs:

The Studio Art program centers on its Master of Fine Arts degree, which culminates in the annual MFA Exhibition. The program encourages the development of studio practice in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramic sculpture, photography, video, and electronic arts. Studio Art at UC Davis enjoys an illustrious history--the confluence between 1959 and 1962, for example, of Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Manuel Neri, Wayne Thiebaud, and William T. Wiley. The exhibition catalogues document the continued flourishment of young artists and their mentors on the Davis campus.

The program in Art History studies the changing visual expression of values, beliefs and experiences across diverse cultures and over time.