Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Art Exhibit: It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design

Dates: January 8, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact: arts.ucdavis.edu/design-museum

Sponsor: UC Davis

Location: UC Davis Design Museum

Event Details

Professor emerita Ann Savageau, Department of Design, will display her work at the exhibition and present a talk at the opening reception on Jan. 11
Professor emerita Ann Savageau, Department of Design, will display her work at the exhibition and present a talk at the opening reception on Jan. 11
A unique exhibition, It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design, set Jan. 8-April 22 at the UC Davis Design Museum, will explore the connections between people and insects, and will include work by Department of Design faculty and graduate students, as well as displays from the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

The event is free and open on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Design Museum, located in Room 124 of Cruess Hall, is part of the  College of Letters and Science.

The Bohart Museum will showcase insect specimens from its collection, and images from celebrated insect photographer Alex Wild, curator of entomology at the University of Texas, Austin. Wild received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 2005, studying with major professor Phil Ward.

The Design Museum exhibition also ties in with the Bohart Museum's open house, “Bug Art @ the Bohart," from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21 in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane.  This will overlap with the Design Museum's hours on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., so visitors can explore both museums, said Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator.

The Design Museum show explores the two sides of the relationship between people and insects, according to exhibition curator Adrienne McGraw, executive director of the Gateway Science Museum.  This includes how makers, designers, architects and artists draw upon nature's patterns to create materials and structures. The collaboration of humans and insects extends to the production of raw materials, such as silk (silkworms) and red dye (made from scale insects, cochineals).

 

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