The Groundbreaking of the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum was hosted by the Mondavi Center.
The lobby was packed as the crowds waited for the doors to open.
Neiman Marcus, the main sponsor of the event, gave gifts to the attendees. All 400+ of them!
The excitement rose as people started filling in the Jackson Hall.
Rachel Teagle, the current director of the Nelson Gallery and soon to be director of the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, spoke with great enthusiasm about the new museum.
Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem listened with visible excitement as the speakers told the audience how the new museum will be used.
Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi spoke of the diversity of UC Davis students and of goals to advance the school into the top 5 universities in California.
‘Gong’ made by William T. Wiley in the 1980’s.
Band-uh, the UC Davis Marching Band, leading people outside toward ‘Gong’.
From left to right: Rachel Teagle, William T. Wiley, Jessie Ann Owens, Ralph Hexter ((Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor), and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.)
William T. Wiley ceremoniously banging the gong.
The site of the new museum, across the street from the Mondavi.
On your mark, get set,…
Margrit Mondavi, speaking to someone off-camera, with Jan and Maria Shrem in the background.
After the event was over people strolled through the lobby of the Mondavi Center where various booths had been set up.
Art pieces or furniture? Take a guess! *hint* it’s both!
It’s a food! It’s a bowl! It’s Jicama art!
Researching new lighting. Now those kids are bright!
Photos Ryan Stewart of Floatgrafic Inc.