Exhibition: Hanging with the Old Masters
Davis Museum Reinstallation
October 1, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Location: Harold and Estelle Newman Tanner Gallery
Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial reinstallation process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum and will afford visitors, students, and faculty alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls of the exhibition will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through Old Master paintings. Issues and concerns?including questions of display, conservation, and aesthetics?that inform whether an individual work of art will be included in the reinstallation will be demystified for the viewer.
Chamber Music Society Concert #2
A Dialogue with Madeleine Albright '59
Albright 2015: Harnessing Consensus: Shaping the World's New Development Goals
A dialogue withMadeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, and Carol Browner, former head of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . This event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed on the College website.
The talk will take place in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, Mass., on January 22ndat 4:00 p.m.
ABC Fundraiser 2015
Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos
Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert
Yanvalou's Drum and Dance Ensemble is joined by special guests, including Wellesley Blue Jazz, Wellesley Bluejazz Strings and Combos, Haitian master artists, Yanvalou founders, and alumnae.
Tari Aceh: Music and Dance from Sumatra
Come and join us for this rare opportunity to see and meet a group of women from Aceh (Sumatra, Indonesia) in their first U.S. appearance. This all-female group of Acehnese performers, aged 18 to 40, will showcase a centuries-old music/dance form. Acehnese dance is one of the best illustrations of the transcultural blending of Islam and Indonesian culture, where singer-dancers perform both Islamic liturgical and local secular texts.
This group is particularly interesting because the women performers will perform an originally male form of Acehnese dance that they inherited from their ancestors. Acehnese dance began as an all-male form and then in the 20th century, was taught to women. This Midday Muse performance is generously supported by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. The group's residency is a special collaborative effort between Music, ORSL, and other Departments and programs on campus.
Jazz-World Music Faculty Concert
Are You Real?: Celebrating the Music of Benny Golson
The Jazz and World Music faculty presents an evening concert.