Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, a major solo exhibition that investigates history, technology, and the home. A multimedia artist born in Nigeria in 1967 and currently based in Kansas City, Mo., Tuggar has taught and exhibited around the world. Curated by Amanda Gilvin, Sonja Novak Koerner ’51 Senior Curator and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Davis, this exhibition features works from 1995 to 2019—in sculpture, photomontage, video, and augmented reality (AR)—and highlights Tuggar’s interrogation of the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. It also features Deep Blue Wells, a new interactive, multimedia installation commissioned by the Davis that engages with the indigo dye wells of Kano, Nigeria, and pushes at the limits of current digital technologies while honoring expert artisanal work. The installation was developed in collaboration with the software development firm BrickSimple LLC.
Tuggar is renowned for her work that layers binary code with artisanry; her sculptures, photomontages, videos, and interactive works challenge romanticized notions of ancient traditions and recent inventions. She seeks to promote social justice by implicating everyone in these systems, while playfully proposing new ways of seeing and making.
Please note: Tickets are required for entry to this special exhibition. General admission, $12; Wellesley College alumnae, $6. Free entry for all students with I.D., Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit thedavis.org.
the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with additional support from BrickSimple LLC. Generous support for the exhibition and publication was provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership, the Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 Endowed Fund, the E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center Endowed Fund, the Anonymous ’70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, the Judith Blough Wentz ’57 Museum Programs Fund, and the Constance Rhind Robey ’81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.
Courtesy of Fatimah Tuggar and BintaZarah Studios
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 7–Jun 7<em>Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday</em>
This exhibition considers our everyday relationship to photography: the ways in which we mediate, understand, and narrate our lives through the snapping and sharing of photos, and why certain types of images become socially infectious.Event Date:Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)
Feb 14, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8Making Memories
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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)
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Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20Mindful Meditation
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