Davis Museum

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA  02481-8203

Tel: 781.283.2051

Fax: 781.283.2064

Visitors with Disabilites

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.


Closed for Winter Break:
December 23 - January 19
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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Art and Reality: A Symposium on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in Context

Exploring current issues in contemporary Middle Eastern art.

Friday, April 17

Special screening of Terrance Turner’s new documentary film, Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze.The new film from award winning director, producer, writer, and artist Terrence Turner (dir. Adele’s Wish, 2008) screens with the director in attendance. Q&A and a reception follow.

Saturday, April 18

Daylong symposium considers Tanavoli’s art and the “new” field of contemporary Middle Eastern art, questions of creative freedom and the social responsibility of artists, and matters of “soft power” in the region.

Join us for an exploration of current issues in contemporary Middle Eastern art, an area of newly heightened interest among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars, and patrons. Organized in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition Parviz Tanavoli, the event kicks off with a special screening of Terrance Turner’s new documentary film on the artist. A day-long symposium considers Tanavoli’s art in context and expands to the “new” field of Middle Eastern art, curatorial and cultural support structures, and the growing art market in the region.

Presented with major support from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Spring Celebration!

Artist’s Lecture at 5:00 pm, Collins Cinema

Reception 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Davis Lobby

Please join the Davis in celebrating the opening of our spring exhibitions with an evening programme and festive reception in the company of distinguished artist, Parviz Tanavoli.  

For more information, visit our Programs & Events page.




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