Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn
Yinka Shonibare’s works in the Davis collection exemplify his theatrical depictions of beauty and violence, and his exploration of the inheritances of colonialism in our contemporary, globalized world. Born in London and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, he is a multimedia artist and MBE (member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), and is best known for using wax print cloth to represent historic cultural and economic interdependence. Shonibare also has long plumbed a rich palette of other media and symbols.
Curated by Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator, the exhibition is generously supported by the Constance Rhind Robey ’81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.
May 4, 2 PM
Sep 1–Aug 31Windows Invitational
This new invitational program at the Davis is designed to engage artists in transforming the dramatic expanse of floor-to-ceiling, ground-level windows that articulate the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza.Event Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, August 31, 2019 (All day)
Feb 16–May 4, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
Thematic tours of special exhibitions and permanent collections led by a student guide are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.Event Date:Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 04 2019 except Sat Mar 23 2019, Sat Mar 30 2019.Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 16, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Feb 7–Jun 9Disappearances: Three Video Artists from Latin America
Disappearances features video work from the past decade by three leading Latin American artists, all of whom refer metaphorically to those who have vanished because of state crimes and political violence.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)