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.


Tuesday - Sunday
11 am – 5 pm
Closed June 27th - Sept. 20th


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.

Mass Cultural Council

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Educator Workshop: Engaging with Objects

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Free, registration required.
How do we engage students with objects? Explore a variety of close­looking and participatory strategies in this interactive workshop designed for K­12 educators in all subject areas. Using the newly installed permanent collections galleries as our laboratory, participants will discuss tried­-and-­true methods for integrating objects into lesson plans, as well as learn new ways to tap into the interdisciplinary power of art objects.
Generously supported by the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lecture:​The Philip Johnson Glass House: An Architect in the Garden

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 6:30pm | Collins Cinema

Join Maureen Cassidy­-Geiger ‘78 for an illustrated presentation of her new book, The Philip Johnson Glass House: An Architect in the Garden, the first comprehensive history of the architect’s sublime 49­acre suburban estate, evolved between 1946 and 2005, in partnership with David Whitney. Known chiefly for its iconic centerpiece, the site features a dozen Johnsonian follies, sculptures by Donald Judd and Julian Schnabel, three ‘antique’ houses, and a pastoral landscape of meadows, marshland, mature trees, and historic rock walls. A magnet for architects, artists and high society, the Glass House was, at once, salon, showpiece, and laboratory. It was also a fertile setting for a succession of short­lived gardens designed and tended by Whitney over four decades. Maureen Cassidy-­Geiger ‘78 is an internationally recognized curator, scholar and educator with special expertise in European decorative arts, patterns of collecting and display and the history of architecture, gardens and photography.
Co-­hosted by the Wellesley College Art Department.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Faculty Gallery Talk: ​Partners in Design

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 4:00pm | Davis Galleries

Wellesley College faculty members Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, and Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art, will discuss modern art, architecture and design on view in the special exhibition, Partners in Design.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
11:00am - 3:00pm

Family Day: Around the World in 6,000 Years

Sunday, November 5, 2016 | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Davis galleries, lobby, plaza; Collins Cinema and Cafe.
Travel through time and around the globe via this experience designed for visitors of all ages. Discover a world of art through treasure hunts, art making, performances, visiting artist demonstrations, guided tours and more!
Generously supported by the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
11:00am - 4:00pm

The Davis Reimagined

Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 11:00am - 4:00pm

Explore our extraordinary permanent collections through a new lens as we activate the galleries with a day of performances, talks, art making, and workshops. Create your own program: drop in for one presentation, or stay for more. The full schedule will be available at

For more information, visit our Programs & Events page.