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Hollingshead: The Art of the Portrait

April 7 - May 4, 2014
Opening Thursday, April 10, 4-6pm

Paul W. Hollingshead, a 1923 graduate of the New York Institute of Photography was the first assistant hired by famed modernist and Vogue and Vanity Fair photographer Edward Steichen, working at his side for 5 1/2 years.

Hollingshead: The Art of the Portrait will focus on Hollingshead's work as a portrait artist, first in New York, then later with his own studio in the Bay Area, and finally in Woodland, where he settled in 1932. The show will demonstrate how Hollingshead learned and developed artistic techniques for portraiture from Steichen, and then brought those talents to the people of small town Woodland. The work showcased will include everyday people made glamorous by Hollingshead's camera, including families, community leaders, and even pets. Throughout, the viewer will notice how Hollingshead was able to bring out the best in his sitters by relying on the techniques he learned as an art photographer in New York.

Hollingshead and his wife Vera worked in Woodland through the 1960's, becoming the established community photo studio both for portraits and community events.

The exhibition has been curated by Erin Dorn, MA Candidate in Art History, 2014.

The show will run from April 7 through May 4. There will be an opening reception on April 10 which will feature a talk by Cal Aggie Alumnus Bill Hollingshead, archivist and curator of the Paul W. Hollingshead Photography Collection, and son of the artist. Light refreshments will be served.

Left: Portrait of Edward Steichen by Paul W. Hollingshead, 1926; Portrait of Paul W. Hollingshead by Edward Steichen, 1925

Julio César Morales | Undocumented Interventions #19, 2011
watercolor | 9" x 12" | Courtesy of artist & Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Another California: Perspectives from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

October 10, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Community Opening, Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3-5pm

Another California provides a historical overview of Southern California artists from the San Diego-Tijuana region who are working on social issues of identity and politics at the border of the United States and Mexico. This highly politicized view of California as another place, and a different identity, exists outside the popular imagination of what it means to live and prosper in California.

BorderStory.jpg What's Your Border Story?

The Richard Nelson Gallery would like to hear about the places you've traveled or lived in! Check out our map on Prezi by clicking here. If you leave a comment about your own broder story or e-mail it to, we will included your story in our collection of Border Stories.

artsgroundbreakpostcard1.jpg Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Time capsule

To help us celebrate, we want to hear from you. Please submit your UC Davis memories, photos, letters, papers and art to include in the time capsule which will be assembled. This is your chance to be part of UC Davis history.

Please send your submittals and questions to, or mail to "Time Capsules, c/o College Relations and Development" at the following address:
Office of the Deans
College of Letters and Science
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8572

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finit par y découvrir des qualités, on voit que la couleur est
, 19th century | Lithograph | 1975.334.19P | Acquisition
New Teaching Resources at the Nelson Gallery

Beginning in fall 2013, we will offer space within the gallery designed to support both instruction and project based-classes with access to engage with the Fine Arts Collection. The experimental and flexible space will be dedicated to research, course instruction, and special projects in all fields and disciplines across campus.

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SO-IL_AerialView_web.jpg A Museum for the 21st Century

UC Davis has selected the final design for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Architect SO - IL, in partnership with architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and contractor Whiting-Turner, designed the new museum.

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