Artists Take Action! Recent Acquisitions from the Davis
Featuring works acquired for the Davis over the past 10 years, this exhibition explores how artists use the print medium to confront the crucial social and political issues of their time. From the exquisite prints of Francisco Goya to the graphic posters of Shepard Fairey, artists have made art to challenge established thought and to energize a wider audience. Recently acquired prints will locate the work of artists in their historical moment, while highlighting the shared impulse to protest social injustice and advocate for change—an ambition that remains relevant for artists and collecting institutions today.
Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, in consultation with Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, Wellesley College.
Presented with the generous support from The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum Program Fund.
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund 2008.4 Image used with permission of the Corita Arts Center, Los Angeles
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)
Mar 8, 11 AM, Apr 12, 11 AM, May 10, 11 AMMaking Memories
Making Memories is an accessible arts program that gives adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners a guided exploration of our permanent collections with trained museum staff and student guides.Event Date:Friday, March 8, 2019 - 11:00amEvent Date:Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:00amEvent Date:Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:00am
Feb 14–May 8, 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AMStroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this guided tour before normal hours—a special opportunity for families. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old).Event Date:Thursday, February 14, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00am
Feb 7–Jun 9Disappearances: Three Video Artists from Latin America
Disappearances features video work from the past decade by three leading Latin American artists, all of whom refer metaphorically to those who have vanished because of state crimes and political violence.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)