Friday, March 7, 2014
3:00 pm | Robert and Claire Freedman Lober Viewing Alcove
Gallery Talk: The Art of Science: Object Lessons at Wellesley College, 1875-1940
Wellesley College Biological Sciences faculty Kristina N. Jones and John S. Cameron discuss the historical and pedagogical significance of the scientific teaching models and images on view in The Art of Science.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Collins Cinema
Symposium: The Art of Science in New England, 1700-1920
The 2014 Wellesley-Deerfield Symposium will explore visual representations of scientific inquiry produced, collected, distributed or otherwise circulating in New England from the start of the 18th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines will address a variety of topics from the use of anatomical and biological models in scientific pedagogy to the impact of mechanical inventions for enhancing vision on artistic and scientific practice.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For a complete schedule visit http://www.wellesley.edu/art/events/deerfield, and for further information call the Wellesley College Art Department, 781-283-2043.
Sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College; the Office of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield, and made possible by the generous support of the Barra Foundation.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:00 pm | R Morelle Lasky Levine ’56 Works on Paper Gallery
Gallery Walk – Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis with Eve Straussman-Pflanzer and Barbara Lynn-Davis
Senior Curator of Collections Eve Straussman-Pflanzer and Visiting Lecturer in Art Barbara Lynn-Davis explore representations of Venice in the exhibition, with particular focus on how Venetian artists experienced, represented, and imagined their city during the height of the Grand Tour.
Thursday, April 18, 2014
3:00 pm | Collins Cinema
Gallery Talk: Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home
Mellon New Media Curator/Lecturer Michael Maizels and Assistant Professor of Music Jenny Olivia Johnson discuss the intersection of emotion, memory and performance in Guido van der Werve’s work.
Tony Matelli: Artist Picks
All screenings begin at 6:00PM in Collins Cinema
To coincide with the exhibition New Gravity, artist Tony Matelli has selected four of his favorite films for a series of screenings. Following each, Cinema and Media Studies faculty will discuss the artist's selections—and the intriguing notes he has provided on his choices, below! Matelli will join the conversations on February 12 and April 30. Co-Sponsored by the Davis and the Cinema and Media Studies Program, this series is generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
"The promise and potential of us evolving beyond our own biology gives me great pleasure. From the dawn of man, base and physical, toward the abstract and pure essence of ourselves. Terrifying. Inspiring."
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Passenger (1975, Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
"The weight of my obligations is overwhelming. The inertia of my character has become unbearable. Everything feels like a dead end. I want out. New friends, new family, new morals. I want to become someone else."
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Inception (2010, Dir. Christopher Nolan)
"Ontological magical realism, I think about this a lot."
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Dillinger is Dead (1968, Dir. Marco Ferreri)
"The girlfriend is a bore. Everyday is like the last. My general privilege has me sleepwalking towards a shallower and shallower horizon. I could really use a clean break."
Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Davis Galleries and Lobby; Collins Cinema
Family Day at the Davis: The Art of Illusion
Inspired by the topsy-turvy work of Tony Matelli, families and our youngest visitors are invited to explore illusion and tricks of the eye in works of art at the Davis. Join us for lots of fun activities including a scavenger hunt, art making, magic tricks, light refreshments, and more!
Family Day is generously supported by The Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.
Lecture, 5:30 PM, Davis Museum
Reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Davis Lobby and Galleries
Please join us in celebrating the openings of our spring exhibitions! Tony Matelli kicks off the evening with a special artist’s talk in the gallery. A reception follows in the Davis Lobby, honoring Tony Matelli: New Gravity and Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis.