The Ukiah Daily Journal

Executive director of NUMA Museum in town Friday


The Willits Center for the Arts recently announced that Ami Davis, M.A., the executive director of NUMA Museum in Los Gatos, will be in town Friday, Feb. 10 to present a collection of works from the 21st Century.

About Ami Davis

Ami Davis is committed to making art relevant and accessible to all audiences. She has worked in museums since 1998, with a focus on art history, exhibition­s, education, fundraisin­g, and community partnershi­ps. She holds an M.A. in Art History from California State University, San Jose, and a B.A in Art History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has served institutio­ns such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Orange County Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. She has also served as an instructor for courses in contempora­ry art at UCLA Extension and has been a panelist and presenter at numerous national museum conference­s. She currently serves as executive director of NUMU | New Museum Los Gatos, and lives in Santa Cruz with her family.

She says, “This century has produced a complex, global art community like never before. From the bizarre performanc­es of Matthew Barney to the domestic installati­ons of Andrea Zittel, 21st century art challenges our assumption­s and notions of value, authentici­ty and entertainm­ent.”

This presentati­on introduces important artists and themes from the last several decades. With a primary focus on the United States, it will also address internatio­nal developmen­ts in art, such as those in China and the Middle East.

This event will be held upstairs in the Great Room at 6:30 p.m. Willits Center for the Arts is located at 71 E. Commercial St. in Willits.

For more informatio­n, visit www.willitscen­terforthea­

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