Serpent Pin, circa 1860. Designer unknown. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor
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Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
Jun 9 - Jul 20, 2014
Tony Matelli: New Gravity
February 5 – May 11, 2014
February 5 – July 20, 2014
Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis
February 5 – May 4, 2014
The Art of Science: Object Lessons at Wellesley College, 1875-1940
February 26 – June 22, 2014
Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home
Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home
March 12 – July 20, 2014
Wellesley College, North Front. Courtesy of Wellesley College Archives.
"Like a Great Roman Ruin": The College Hall Fire and Anne Whitney at 100
March 17 – July 20, 2014
<i>Marian Ilmestys — The Annunciation</i> [screenshot, 2010 28:30 min 3-channel projected installation; 16:9/1:1,78, Dolby Digital 5.1 original language Finnish, English subtitles Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris © Antti Ruusuvuori
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures)
Sep 18 – Jan 5, 2014
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
Sep 18, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
Helen Frankenthaler, Out of the Blue, 1985 Acrylic on canvas overall: 77 in. x 42 in. (195.6 cm x 106.7 cm) Gift of Philip M. Stern, Washington, D.C. 1993.7
April Brief: Notes from the Color Field
Apr 3 - May 5, 2013
Louise Nevelson: Black
Mar 6 - Jun 9, 2013
Josef Albers: Geometries
Feb 26 - Jun 30, 2013
Glass Heart (bells for Sylvia Plath)
Feb 20 - Jun 9, 2013
Sep 3 - Dec 15, 2013
Feb 5 - Jul 20, 2014
Ray Johnson, Untitled from Prepared Box for John Cage, 1987 Photograph, 8 3/8 in. x 8 in Gift of Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2008.12.41
Prepared Box for John Cage
Feb 1 – Jun 9, 2013
Festina lente: Conserving Antiquity
Jan 30 - Jul 7, 2013
An-My Lê, Patient Admission, US Naval Hospital Ship Mercy, Vietnam, 2010. Archival pigment print, 40 x 56 1/2 inches (101.6 x 143.5 cm). Edition of 5. Courtesy Murray Guy.
Provisional Aesthetics, Rehearsing History
Oct 17, 2012 – Jan 11, 2013
Cindy Sherman, from Untitled (Bus Riders), 1976/2005. 20 black and white photographs, 8 x 10 in. Museum purchase with funds provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art, 2012.17. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
A Generous Medium
Photography at Wellesley 1972-2012
Sept 12 - Dec 16, 2012
Leopold Grozelier, after a daguerreotype by Loyal Moss Ives, The Sailor’s Farewell, 1856. Tinted lithograph. American Antiquarian Society.
With A French Accent
French and American Lithography Before 1860
Mar 14 - Jun 3, 2012
Anne Whitney, Roma, 1869. Bronze, 27 x 15 1/2 x 20 in. Gift to the College by the Class of 1886, 1891.1
At Home and Abroad
Anne Whitney in Rome
March 7 - June 3, 2012
The Department of Smoke and Mirrors, installation view. Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Spring 2012.
Jenny Schmid and Ali Momeni
The Department of Smoke and Mirrors
February 15 - June 3, 2012
Radcliffe Bailey
Memory as Medicine
February 15 - May 6, 2012
Yves Tanguy, The Hunted Sky (Le Ciel traqué), 1951. Oil on canvas. The Menil Collection, Gift of Francois and Susan de Menil, 91-106
Double Solitaire
The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy
Oct 19, 2011 - Jan 15, 2012
Isabella Kirkland, Trade from the portfolio Taxa, 2008, inkjet print, The Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection, 2010.42.4
Global Flora
Botanical Imagery and Exploration
Oct 19, 2011 - Feb 26, 2012
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese Orchid for Spring (detail), ca. 1951-58. Gift of the artist, 2006.170.1
Five Watercolors by Madame Chiang Kai-shek
Oct 19, 2011 - Feb 26, 2012
Yinka Shonibare, How to Blow up Two Heads (Ladies), 2006. Two fiberglass mannequins, two prop guns, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, shoes, leather riding boots, plinth. Museum purchase with funds provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art, 2007.124.1-.2
The Reveal
Sculpture from the Davis Collections
Oct 19, 2011 - Jan 8, 2012
El Anatsui, Plot A Plan III, 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 73 x 97 in. Photo courtesy: Jack Shainman Gallery.
El Anatsui
When I Last Wrote to You about Africa
Mar 30 - Jun 26, 2011
Francis Alÿs, detail from Ambulantes, 1992-2006. 160 35mm slides. Photograph courtesy of the artist.
Francis Alÿs
The Moment Where Sculpture Happens
Feb 16 - Jue 5, 2011
Leopoldo Méndez, El Bruto (The Brute) from the series Rio Escondido (Hidden River), 1948. Linocut, Gift of Margaret S. Travers (Margaret Strauss, Class of 1966), 2001.67.1
Santos y Pecadores
Cinematic Drama in the Mexican Portfolios of Paul Strand and Leopoldo Méndez
Feb 16 - Jun 5, 2011
David Teng Olsen, Dreamcatcher Harpoon (detail), 2010, 6-channel video installation, manipulated canoe, and glass sculptures (2 glass harpoons 6 x 6 in x 10 ft., and gun 10 x 6 in. x 5 ft.)
Calculated Risks
New Work by Faculty Artists
Sep 15 - Dec 12, 2010
Gond tribal artist Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, Death and the Woodpecker, 2002. Acrylic on canvas, 30¼" x 45¾.
Painted Songs and Stories
Contemporary Pardhan Gond Art from India
Apr 7 - Jun 6, 2010
Sri Shanmukaha Subramania Swami, lithograph, ca. 1900-1920, Ravi Varma Press, Karla-Lonavla. Collection of Mark Baron and Elise Boisanté.
Seeing God in Prints
Indian Lithographs from the Collection of Mark Baron and Elise Boisanté
Feb 24 - Jun 6, 2010
Stephen Vitiello, Something Like Fireworks, 2010. Sound and light installation created in collaboration with lighting designer Jeremy Choate
Something Like Fireworks
A New Installation by Stephen Vitiello
Feb 24 - Jun 6, 2010
The Artist-as-Curator: Kiki Smith
The Artist-as-Curator: Kiki Smith
Letterio Calapai, Untitled, with the poem “To a Poor Old Woman” by William Carlos Williams, from the portfolio 21 Etchings and Poems, ca. 1957, published 1960, aquatint, liftground, soft ground, and etching, The Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection, 2007.155.7
21 Etchings and Poems
Sep 16 - Dec 13, 2009
Anna Atkins, Aspidium Goldianum, ca. 1850. Cyanotype, 14 x 9 3/4 in. Museum purchase, The Linda Wyatt Gruber (Class of 1966) Photography Fund 2005, 2005.130
Recent Acquisitions
Works on Paper
Oct 11 – Dec 14, 2008
Installation shot, HEAP, 2008.
Ellen Zweig
HEAP
Sep 17 - Dec 14, 2008
Black Womanhood
Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body
Sep 17 - Dec 14, 2008
Worthington Whittredge, Trout Stream, ca. 1875. Oil on canvas. Gift of Marion Eddy Wheeler (Class of 1924), 1994.51
American Experience
Nineteenth-Century American Landscapes from the Wheeler Collection
Apr 30- Jun 8, 2008
Augustin Hirschvogel, The Massacre of the Innocents, 1545. Etching printed from three plates, 292 x 519 mm. Museum purchase, The Dorothy Johnston Towne (Class of 1923) Fund, 2007.99
Grand Scale
Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian
Mar 19 - Jun 8, 2008
Jem Southam, Upton Pyne, July 1996. Chromogenic dye coupler print. (c) Jem Southam, courtesy of Charles Isaacs Photographs and Robert Mann Gallery.
Jem Southam
Upton Pyne
Mar 19 - Jun 8, 2008
Chris Hammerlein, Don't Look, 1999. Ink and crayon. Collection of Martina Yamin.
“Don’t Look.”
Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958)
Sep 19 - Dec 9, 2007
Global Feminisms
Sept 19 - Dec 9, 2007
On the Edge
Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West
Feb 15 - May 24, 2006
Xu Bing, "Any Opinions?", 2006. Vinyl, site-specific installation detail, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Steve Briggs.
Xu Bing
"Any Opinions?"
Feb 15 - Jun 3 2006
Extended Boundaries
Works by Wellesley College Studio Art Faculty
Oct 19 - Dec 18, 2005
Valery Koshlyakov
Oct 19, 2004 - Jan 16, 2005
Hold: Vessel 1
An Installation by Lynette Wallworth
Sep 28 - Dec 18, 2005
Aaron Noble, Artist-in-Residence
Site-Specific Lobby Wall Project
Sep 14 - Dec 18, 2005
The Observed and the Envisioned
16th- to 19th- Century Indian Miniature Paintings of Mughal and Rajput Women
Mar 9 - Jun 19, 2005
The “Master Prints” of Hendrick Goltzius and Mannerist Art
Mar 9 - Jun 19, 2005
Circles of Healing, Circles of Peace
Sacred Sand Mandala Created by Tibetan Buddhist Nuns
Feb 16 - Mar 1, 2005
Infinite Possibilities
Serial Imagery in 20th-Century Drawings
Sep 9 - Dec 12, 2004
American Identities
Twentieth-Century Prints from the Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection
May 27 - Jun 27, 2004
Sep 17 - Dec 14, 2004
Steve McQueen, film still from Prey, 1999.
Steve McQueen
Mar 18 - Jun 29, 2004
Illuminating Time
Books of Hours
Nov 19, 2003 - Feb 8, 2004
Two and One
Printmaking in Germany, 1945-1990
Oct 9, 2003 - Jan 18, 2004
Dancing Cranes
Sep 18, 2003 - Feb 15, 2004
Selected Recent Acquisitions
Contemporary Art
Sep 18, 2003 - Feb 15, 2004
The Space Between
Artists Engaging Race and Syncretism
Mar 18 - Jun 8, 2003
Fazal Sheikh
A Camel for the Son · Ramadan Moon · The Victor Weeps
Feb 13 - Jun 8, 2003
The Last Expression
Art and Auschwitz
Jan 7 - Feb 14, 2003
Interlude
Recent Work by James Rayen
Sept 24 - Dec 15, 2002
Artist's Choice
Works from the Permanent Collection
Sep 24 - Dec 15, 2002
Women Who Ruled
Queens, Goddesses, Amazons 1500 – 1650
Sep 19 - Dec 8, 2002
Selected Recent Acquisitions
Prints
Sep 19 - Dec 8, 2002
About Away
Apr 9 - May 26, 2002
Surrounding Interiors
Views Inside the Car
Feb 21 - Jun 9, 2002
Committed to Paper
The Media of American Modernism, 1900-1930
Jan 25 - Mar 31, 2002
Committed to Paper
The Media of American Modernism, 1900-1930
Jan 25 - Mar 31, 2002
Japan from Somewhere Else
Oct 16 - Dec 30, 2001
Obituary
Sep 4 - Dec 30, 2001
Bricks and Mortarboards
Wellesley College, 1875-1975
Mar 29 - Jun 17, 2001
Cold War Modern
The Domesticated Avant–garde
Sep 15, 2000 - Jun 17, 2001
Village Works
Photographs by Women in China’s Yunnan Province
Sep 14, 1999 - Jan 9, 2000
 
 
 
 

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