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

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

Davis Discoveries Fall 2018 Symposium: György Kepes

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Davis Museum Lobby

Reception to follow

 

Although known for his work in a diverse array of creative processes including film and photography, György Kepes’s work also includes oil on canvas, including Abstract Composition housed in the Davis’s collection. Join us for an afternoon symposium on Kepes’s work, which also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, featuring a Skype presentation with Márton Orosz, Curator of the Collection of Photography and Media Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Acting Director of the Vasarely Museum, Joanna Fink, Director, Alpha Gallery and Theresa Carmichael, arts conservator and owner of Carmichael Art Conservation.

 

The fall 2018 “Davis Discoveries” program is presented with generous support from the Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.

 

SPECIAL CONCERT - BSO LIVE PERFORMANCE

Sunday, November 11, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Davis Plaza and Lobby

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

 

Educator Workshop

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Davis Lobby and Galleries

The Davis welcomes local K-12 educators for a workshop focused on utilizing resources from our permanent collections and the special exhibition, Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country. Explore how to connect the themes and works of art on view with your classroom curricula. Participation is free. Advance registration is required. Please e-mail Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, at afears@wellesley.edu.

 

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

 

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.

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.

Galleries Closed except for Summer Series Events

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:00am to Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
the Davis Museum

The Davis Museum Galleries will be closed for the summer from Monday, June 11th through Thursday, September 20th.

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