Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin
After appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957 (inspiring his local paper, the Buffalo Evening News, to label him “Buffalo’s Top Red”), the optometrist and social activist Milton Rogovin turned to photography as a means of continuing his commitment to social equity, a commitment echoed by the political slogan “Bread and Roses.” This exhibition explores how Rogovin, together with his wife, Anne, built on the legacy of social documentary photography in the United States in subtle ways that expanded the potential of the medium to reach and affect audiences, as well as their subjects—the workers of the world.
Curated by Carrie Cushman, the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, the exhibition is generously supported by the The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum Program Fund.
Mar 17, 4 PMCuratorial Gallery Talk: Carrie Cushman: <em>Going Viral</em>
Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, discusses of Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday, an exhibition of 20th-century photographs from the Peter J. Cohen Collection gift.Event Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sep 13–Jun 7Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting
This exhibition explores the painting Sacra Conversazione through conservation, technical analysis, and an art historical lens to uncover a wealth of new information and highlight the unknown.Event Date:Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)
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)
Sep 1–Aug 31Windows Invitational
Alexandria Smith: Seed to Harvest is the third commission in the Windows Invitational, a series where artists transform the dramatic floor-to-ceiling lobby windows of the Davis Museum’s Rafael Moneo building and courtyard plaza.Event Date:Sunday, September 1, 2019 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)
Mar 13–Apr 20
Jan 20–Mar 6Some of Us Were Brave: Toisha Tucker
Toisha Tucker, the College’s 2018–19 Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellow, exhibits artwork made during their fellowship year. The sculptures and conceptual installations offer commentary on social and political issues in the U.S. today.Event Date:Monday, January 20, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)