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.
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 11–Apr 18Bark and Metal Tour
Get outdoors with the Wellesley student-created Bark & Metal outdoor sculpture and ecology program. Join a Davis student guide for a tour of the Wellesley College campus environment.Event Date:Repeats every week until Wed Apr 22 2020.Saturday, April 11, 2020 (All day)Saturday, April 18, 2020 (All day)
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
Apr 10, 3–4 PM
Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13Stroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour. Designed for art lovers and their little ones. Join us for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15-11 a.m.Event Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (All day)
Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20Mindful Meditation
Surround yourself with art, and experience present-moment awareness, in this 30 minute meditation session. Guided by Kotatsu John Bailes Roshi, the College’s Buddhist chaplain. Meet in in the Davis Lobby at 12:30 p.m.Event Date:Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (All day)