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Spring Opening Celebration

Thursday, February 7, 2019 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Davis Lobby and Galleries

5:30 PM Keynote Lecture: James Oles: "Other Histories of Abstraction: Women Artists in Art_Latin_America
Collins Cinema 

Women artists have long been a focus of attention at the Davis Museum. Inspired by major works by Rosa Acle, Alice Rahon, Lygia Pape, Gego, Fanny Sanín, and Liliana Porter on view in the exhibition, this keynote lecture considers the essential role played by women artists in the history of abstraction in Latin American art—and beyond.

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Opening Reception
Davis Lobby and Galleries

Join the Davis Museum for the opening of our Spring 2019 exhibitions—including six special installations that bring spectacular energy and creative artistic innovation  to the Wellesley College campus. See the major exhibition, Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey, which takes a fresh look at a hotspot of Davis collecting, along with Disappearances: Three Video Artists from Latin America, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn, Tabitha Soren: Surface Tension, Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin, the ongoing presentation of Daniela Rivera: Fragmentos para una historia del olvido/Fragments for a history of displacement, and rotations that renew the presentations in our Permanent Collections Galleries.