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Art history lecture series

This annual lecture series provides a platform for local and regional art historians to share their recent passion projects with the Davis community and the public at large.

Art History Lecture Series: Jose Arenas

Saturday, January 22, 2022 | 2-3 PM via Zoom (Free)


Jose Arenas, Professor of Chicano Studies at UC Davis, explores Chicano/a art through the lens of contemporary printmaking and murals, and offer his perspective on contemporary art as the Director of Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA).

Art History Lecture Series: Caitlin Schwarz

Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 2-3 PM via Zoom (Free)


Caitlin Schwarz, Curatorial Assistant at the Crocker Art Museum, dives into mourning culture in Victorian society, exploring several works in the Museum’s collection.

Art History Lecture Series: Elaine O’Brien

Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 2-3 PM via Zoom (Free)          


Elaine O’Brien, Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art at California State University, Sacramento, explores feminist wit and humor in Bay Area art in the 1970s.