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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 Robert Kirzinger, BSO Associate Director of Program Publications 

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.

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.

 

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

 

Making Memories: Accessible Art Program for Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Davis Galleries

Fridays, September 28, October 26 (full), and November 16

 

Making Memories is an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners for a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and Student Guides. This free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences at the Davis. Participation is free with advance registration. RSVPs required; in addition, private groups are encouraged to book a custom program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, email Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, at afears@wellesley.edu. RSVPs required.

 

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Making Memories: Accessible Art Program for Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00am
Davis Galleries

Fridays, September 28, October 26 (full), and November 16

 

Making Memories is an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners for a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and Student Guides. This free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences at the Davis. Participation is free with advance registration. RSVPs required; in addition, private groups are encouraged to book a custom program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, email Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, at afears@wellesley.edu. This workshop is now full.

 

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Making Memories: Accessible Art Program for Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Davis Galleries

Fridays, September 28, October 26 (full), and November 16

 

Making Memories is an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners for a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and Student Guides. This free program offers opportunities to enjoy conversation, works of art, and new experiences at the Davis. Participation is free with advance registration. RSVPs required; in addition, private groups are encouraged to book a custom program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, email Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, at afears@wellesley.edu. RSVPs required.

 

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Galleries Reopen on September 21st following the Fall Opening

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:00am
the Davis Museum

The Davis galleries will reopen and resume normal hours following the Fall Opening Reception Thursday, September 20th.

Normal hours will resume Friday, September 21th at 11:00 am.

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.

Fall Opening Celebration

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Davis Lobby and Galleries

Artist’s Talk: Christiane Baumgartner | 5:30PM
Collins Cinema 

Opening Reception | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Davis Lobby

Welcome Remarks | 6:45 PM
Davis Lobby and Galleries

Join the Davis Museum for the opening of our Fall 2018 exhibitions—including five special installations that bring spectacular energy and creative artistic innovation  to the Wellesley College campus. Welcome German artist Christiane Baumgartner for the debut of Another Country, her first major US museum solo exhibition; celebrate the second “Windows Invitational” project, featuring Associate Professor Daniela Rivera’s Fragmentos para una historia del olvido/Fragments for a history of displacement; enjoy a first look at Sky Hopinka: Dislocation Blues, Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown, A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire, and spot changes that refresh the presentations in our Permanent Collections Galleries. 

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 Lemonade

Thursdays:

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.