Davis Museum

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA  02481-8203

Tel: 781.283.2051

Fax: 781.283.2064

Visitors with Disabilities

The Davis, Collins Café, and Collins Cinema are wheelchair accessible. Two manual wheelchairs are available for free, without reservations; please inquire at the Information Desk. Public restrooms in the Museum and Café are accessible.

Other accommodations may be available if requested in advance. Please contact Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services for Wellesley College, at 781.283.2434 (voice/TTY) or for more information.


Opening Feb 10th
@ 5 PM
Tuesday - Sunday
11 am – 5 pm


Museum hours change with the school year, please contact the museum to confirm.

Tel. 781.283.2051

The Davis Museum and its programs are open to the public free of charge.

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Collins Cafe

Hours of Operation (when school is in session):

Mon-Fri 8 am – 2 pm

For more information, please contact Tom Markham at or 781.283.2897.

In addition to the Collins Café, there are a number of dining options open to the public across campus.

Special Events

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Shakespeare on the Global Silver Screen: Omkara (2006, Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj)

All screenings take place in Collins Cinema beginning at 6:30pm (except where noted)

*indicates special presentation in 35mm


Presented to expand upon the special exhibition That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated, this selection of six films demonstrates the sustained and diverse engagement with Shakespeare that has inspired filmmakers around the world for nearly a century.


Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies and English departments.


May 4: Omkara (2006, Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj)

In this Indian Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, Omkara, or “Omi,” is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, which include the crafty Langda Tyagi and the dynamic Kesu amongst his chief cohorts. When Omi appoints Kesu and not Langda as his chief lieutenant, Langda's pride is slighted.  Raging with envy, Langda hatches a plot to falsely implicate Omi's beautiful fiancee Dolly in an illicit affair with Omi's favourite lieutenant, Kesu. Using petty insinuations and lies, Langda keeps poisoning Omi's mind till one day he snaps and goes amok destroying his secure world. There is a horrific tragedy at the end, at which time Omi realizes the impact of his actions. But is it too late? (Source: Eros International).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

★★ Coming Soon! ★ ★ Reinstallation of the Davis Permanent Collections Galleries

We are delighted to announce a major reinstallation of the Davis permanent collections galleries, opening in Fall 2016. Highlighting an array of exceptional objects, many unknown to the Wellesley community and the public at large, this project will reveal artworks of the highest quality from the Museum's encyclopedic holdings and foreground Wellesley College's rich legacy of collecting and philanthropy. Please expect temporary closures as we transform the Davis over the coming year!                           

Friday, May 6, 2016

Play the Curator

Fridays, March 11, April 8, May 6 | 12:30 - 1:30pm | Davis Galleries


Curator Michael Maizels will lead a short gallery talk on Jason Rohrer’s work, focusing on one of the featured games.  Each lecture will be followed by an opportunity to play the curator, as well as other attendees, in selected games.

For more information, visit our Programs & Events page.




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