Study from original works of art has been integral to liberal arts education at Wellesley College since the institution’s founding in 1875. The Davis is deeply committed to its role as a teaching resource, and builds and presents its collections in support of student course work and faculty scholarship. The Study Gallery, in particular, is devoted to displaying paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative objects requested by faculty for visual analysis within specific classes, and to the installation of innovative presentations that support specific research and curricular interests.
The Works on Paper Study Corridor provides a dedicated space for the informal presentation of works from the Davis’s collections, in support of College coursework. Selections rotate regularly to inspire research and teaching.