106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
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 email@example.com for more information.
Museum hours change with the school year, please contact the museum to confirm.
The Davis Museum and its programs are open to the public free of charge.
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.
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.