Spring Opening Celebration
5:30 PM Keynote Lecture, Collins Cinema
James Oles: “Other Histories of Abstraction: Women Artists in Art_Latin_America”. Women artists have long been a focus of the Davis Museum. Inspired by major works by Rosa Acle, Alice Rahon, Lygia Pape, Gego, Fanny Sanín, and Liliana Porter on view in Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey, in this keynote lecture James Oles, senior lecturer in art at Wellesley and curator of the exhibition, considers the essential role played by women artists in the history of abstraction in Latin American art—and beyond.
6:30–9 PM Opening Reception, Davis Lobby and Galleries
Join the Davis Museum for the opening of our spring 2019 exhibitions—including six special installations that bring spectacular energy and creative artistic innovation to the Wellesley College campus. See the major exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey, which takes a fresh look at a hotspot of Davis collecting, along with Disappearances: Three Video Artists from Latin America; Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn; Tabitha Soren: Surface Tension; Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin; the ongoing presentation of Daniela Rivera: Fragmentos para una historia del olvido/Fragments for a history of displacement; and rotations that renew the presentations in our Permanent Collections Galleries.
Mar 12, 3:30–5 PM
Apr 11, 11 AM–12 PMStroller and Story Time Saturday
Families are invited to spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries with their little ones during a free guided tour and a special guest from the Wellesley Free Library for books and songs!Event Date:Saturday, April 11, 2020 -11:00am to 12:00pm
Apr 25, 11 AM–3 PMFamily Day: Fun with Photos
A free, family-friendly, event that explores photography through hands-on art activities. Join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, create sun prints, take an interactive tour of special exhibitions, enjoy stories and songs, and more!Event Date:Saturday, April 25, 2020 -11:00am to 3:00pm
Feb 7–Jun 7Q20: Wellesley Faculty Artists
Q20 celebrates the inventive diversity of practices among faculty artists at the College, featuring works across media, including photography, painting, sculpture, book-arts, installation, video, sound, and transmedial making.Event Date:Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)
Feb 7–Jun 7Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century
This exhibition recreates the environment of a 19th-century portrait studio with selections from the Davis’s collection of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and tintypes.Event Date:Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)
Mar 13–Apr 20