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New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition
New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition
On View: September 17th - December 21st 2014
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery / Camilla Chandler and Doroth Buffum Chandler Gallery

(top) Bunny Harvey, Duet: Hidden Dwellings I, II, 2009; Andrew Mowbray, Workbench , 2013 (photo: Stewart Clements, Boston MA); (middle) Candice Ivy, Feral (Drawing), 2011; Salem Shooting at Maskal Square, April 2014. (photo: Tamirat Gezahegne); Daniela Rivera, Tilted Gallery, 2012; (bottom) David Teng-Olsen, Chasing Infinity, 2014.

This fall, the Davis is proud to present New View, a survey of recent work by 11 faculty artists. Known to students in their classrooms and studios, the members of the faculty featured in this exhibition are at once educators, mentors, and active, professional artists. Their work is regularly shown in galleries and museums across New England, throughout the country, and in many cases internationally. This exhibition offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore the extraordinary talent and broad scope of art production among the faculty of Wellesley College.

Participating artists include Carlos Dorrien, Bunny Harvey, Candice Ivy, David Kelley, Phyllis McGibbon, Salem Mekuria, Qing-Min Meng, Andrew Mowbray, David Teng-Olsen, and Daniela Rivera from the studio art faculty and Nicholas

Knouf from Cinema and Media Studies. Capturing their extensive range, the exhibition includes paintings, prints, and sculpture, as well as video and mixed media installations.

Curated by Claire Whitner, Associate Curator. Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis. Free and open to the public.


In-transit/En tránsito

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Exhibition On View: September 3rd - October 3rd, 2014
Opening Reception: September 16th, 6pm - 8pm
Jewett Art Gallery

The Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College is pleased to present In-transit / En-tránsito.

In-transit / En-tránsito is the first step in a collaborative project that seeks to create dialogue between the Art Department at Wellesley College and the School of Arts of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The project aims to build a bridge to a fluid intellectual and artistic exchange between the two institutions and communities.

The first phase of this project was an exchange of work from selected faculty at both institutions. The very low cost of this exhibition asked the artists involved to be creative in terms of the type of works they sent and how these where transported from one continent to another.

In consideration of the export and import of ideas, all works created for In-t​ransit / En-tránsito traveled within the confines of a suitcase and carried the potential for transformation. Many works grew at the time of installation.

The exhibition was conceived as a permeable sample and operates from a collective desire to generate an open and transformative dialogue.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Wellesley - Deerfield Symposium
Deerfield poster

Download the 2014 Deerfield Symposium program

The 2014 Wellesley-Deerfield Symposium will explore visual representations of scientific inquiry produced, collected, distributed or otherwise circulating in New England from the start of the 18th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines will address a variety of topics from the use of anatomical and biological models in scientific pedagogy to the impact of mechanical inventions for enhancing vision on artistic and scientific practice.

March 15, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Collins Cinema, Davis Museum
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For further infomation call the Wellesley College Art Department, 781-283-2043. Sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College; the Office of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield, and made possible by the generous support of the Barra Foundation.

Accompanying the symposium is the Davis Museum exhibit, “The Art Of Science: Object Lessons At Wellesley College, 1870-1940,” in the Robert and Claire Freedman Lober Viewing Alcove.  On view from February 25th –June 22nd 2014.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Text, Image, Form
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Professor Nikki Greene's talk at the Boston University Art Gallery

Making Connections: The Art and Life of Herbert Gentry at the Boston University Art Gallery
January 31, 2014-March 30, 2014
Opening Reception on January 30, 6-8pm

Lecture by Nikki A. Greene, Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College, hosted at BUAG on Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:00 PM

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September 16: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 17: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

March 15: 9:00 - 4:00

February 24: 11:00am - 6:30pm

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Ongoing Exhibitions

Davis Museum
Sept 17th - Dec 21st, 2014
Jewett Art Gallery
Sept 3rd - Oct 3rd, 2014