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Gallery Talk: Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Morelle Lasky Levine ’56 Works on Paper Gallery

Join Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin in examining Jacob Lawrence’s legacy as both an artist and a historian through a discussion of  his series, The Legend of John Brown.

Lecture: Leslie King Hammond

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Collins Cinema

Co-organized with the Art Department

 

Renowned art historian Leslie King-Hammond will analyze the legacy of Jacob Lawrence, who documented American and African American history, which was routinely denigrated, denied and erased in his era. Lawrence was a masterful storyteller who created modernist figurative compositions. He was especially inspired by the stories and histories of iconic freedom fighters like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown. The images of their tenacious struggles for liberation and freedom, created in series of paintings and prints, have helped to secure Lawrence’s revered place within the legacy of American modernist art traditions.

 

This event is made possible with the generous support of the Wilson Lecture Fund, the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the Harambee House.

 

Artist's Talk: Sky Hopinka

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Davis Lobby

Join Sky Hopinka in conversation with Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis Museum, for a presentation and discussion on the artist’s practice and the many short films, including Dislocation Blues, that have brought him such distinction. Hopinka is a 2018-2019 Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow.

Reception to follow.

Summer Film Series 2018: Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Davis Plaza

Take advantage of the warm summer nights, and join us for our 3rd annual summer film series featuring musicals outdoors on the Davis Plaza. Art activities and tours of the galleries will be included in the festivities. Free ice cream by Big Gay Ice Cream, beer (21+) and snacks!

  • Tours at 7:00 pm
  • Art-making activities at 7:30 pm
  • Screenings start at dusk
  • General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission and parking.
  • In case of rain, film will be moved inside

The Outdoor Summer Film Series: Musicals is supported by Big Gay Ice Cream

Other food vendors:
Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds

Hubert's Lemonade

 

August 9: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

The story and characters you know and love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

Summer Film Series 2018: Mary Poppins

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Davis Plaza

Take advantage of the warm summer nights, and join us for our 3rd annual summer film series featuring musicals outdoors on the Davis Plaza. Art activities and tours of the galleries will be included in the festivities. Free ice cream by Big Gay Ice Cream, beer (21+) and snacks!

  • Tours at 7:00 pm
  • Art-making activities at 7:30 pm
  • Screenings start at dusk
  • General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission and parking.
  • In case of rain, film will be moved inside

The Outdoor Summer Film Series: Musicals is supported by Big Gay Ice Cream

Other food vendors:
Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds

Hubert's LemonadeThursdays:

July 26: Mary Poppins (1964)

August 9: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

July 26: Mary Poppins (1964)

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two children become closer to their father.

Summer Film Series 2018: The Muppets

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Davis Plaza

Take advantage of the warm summer nights, and join us for our 3rd annual summer film series featuring musicals outdoors on the Davis Plaza. Art activities and tours of the galleries will be included in the festivities. Free ice cream by Big Gay Ice Cream, beer (21+) and snacks!

  • Tours at 7:00 pm
  • Art-making activities at 7:30 pm
  • Screenings start at dusk
  • General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission and parking.
  • In case of rain, film will be moved inside

The Outdoor Summer Film Series: Musicals is supported by Big Gay Ice Cream

Other food vendors:
Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds
Hubert's Lemonade

Thursdays:

July 12: The Muppets (2011)

July 26: Mary Poppins (1964)

August 9: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

July 12: The Muppets (2011)

While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theater. Now, the Muppet-loving trio must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and save their beloved theater.

 

Summer Film Series 2018: The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Davis Plaza

Take advantage of the warm summer nights, and join us for our 3rd annual summer film series featuring musicals outdoors on the Davis Plaza. Art activities and tours of the galleries will be included in the festivities. Free ice cream by Big Gay Ice Cream, beer (21+) and snacks!

  • Tours at 7:00 pm
  • Art-making activities at 7:30 pm
  • Screenings start at dusk
  • General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission and parking.
  • In case of rain, film will be moved inside

The Outdoor Summer Film Series: Musicals is supported by Big Gay Ice Cream

Other food vendors:
Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds
Hubert's Lemonade

Thursdays:

June 28: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

July 12: The Muppets (2011)

July 26: Mary Poppins (1964)

August 9: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

 

June 28: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends.

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CONCERT - BSO LIVE PERFORMANCE

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery/Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery

2:30 Pre-concert Programme: BSO musicians in conversation with Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro '37 Director of the Davis Museum

3:00 Concert

4:00 Reception

 

As part of its 2018-19 Community Concert season, and in recognition of its ongoing partnership with the city of Leipzig, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform a free chamber music concert featuring repertoire that responds to Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country—the artist’s first major museum exhibition in the United States. Admission is free, but reservations are required by visiting www.bso.org. Following the concert, audience members are invited to a free reception to meet the musicians and other concertgoers over coffee and dessert.

Family Day: Playing with Printmaking

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Davis Lobby, Galleries and Plaza

Explore hands-on printmaking activities, join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, story time, a museum tour, and more.

 

Generously supported by The Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs

 
 

Third Annual Davis Holiday Frame & Print Sale

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Davis Lobby

11:00 AM-5:00 PM everyday

 

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. We will also have a sale on art books and exhibition catalogues which make perfect gifts. Prints from $5 and up; frames and catalogues from $10 and up. Come early for best selection while supplies last.