Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India
The Siddis of Karnataka are the descendants of early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to India’s west coast from the 16th century. While they have adopted, adapted, and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed African traditions. In the visual arts, one stands out: the patchwork quilts known as kawandi.
This exhibition is co-curated by Henry J. Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of African and African Diaspora Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sarah K. Khan, and organized for the Davis Museum by Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin.
Presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Courtesy of the artist, the Siddi Women’s Quilting Cooperative, and Henry J. Drewal and Sarah K. Khan L.2017.9.9.
Sep 20–Dec 16Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country
Christiane Baumgartner works at the intersection of old and new media to expand the traditions of printmaking. Her prints are about speed and transmission, human sight and its elusive capture, cultural memory and modes of representation.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)
Dec 1–Dec 16, 11 AM–5 PMThird Annual Davis Holiday Frame and Print Sale
An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving.Event Date:Repeats every day until Sun Dec 16 2018.Saturday, December 1, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 3, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 4, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 5, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 6, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 10, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 11, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 12, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 13, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 14, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pm
Nov 30, 2–4:30 PM
Sep 1–Aug 31Windows Invitational
This new invitational program at the Davis is designed to engage artists in transforming the dramatic expanse of floor-to-ceiling, ground-level windows that articulate the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza.Event Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, August 31, 2019 (All day)