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Art_Latin_America: A Symposium

Friday, February 8, 2019 -
9:30am to 5:00pm
Davis Lobby

Hosted in conjunction with this major collections exhibition, Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey, this symposium honors the late Elizabeth P. Benson, Class of 1945 (1924-2018), a pioneering figure in the study of pre-Columbian art, and brings together art historians, curators, art dealers, and collectors for a lively series of talks that together reveal the impact of Wellesley alumnae on the Latin American field. Free but tickets required.  Tickets available soon.

 

Schedule

In honor of Elizabeth P. Benson, class of 1945 (1924-2018), a pioneering figure in the field of pre-Columbian art

Morning

9:30-10 am: Registration check in and coffee in lobby

10-11 am: Issues in Collecting Pre-Columbian Art: A Conversation

Clemency Coggins, Class of 1955, Professor Emeritus, Boston University

Ellen Hoobler, Class of 1998, William B. Ziff, Jr. Associate Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

11 am-12 pm: Latin America in the Global World: The Colonial Period

Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Class of 1961, Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara; and Clare Farago, Class of 1970, Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History, U of Colorado, Boulder

12-1 pm: Lunch

Afternoon

1-1:45 pm: Art Dealer in Caracas: A Conversation

Rachel Adler, Class of 1954, private dealer, with exhibition curator James Oles

1:45-2:30 pm: Remembering Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias

Adriana Williams, Class of 1955, independent scholar

2:30-2:50 pm: Break

2:50-3:20 pm: Latinx Art Now: A Conversation

Elizabeth Ferrer, Class of 1980, Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC, with Director Lisa Fischman

3:20-4:45 pm: Recent Scholarship on Modern Mexico

Panel discussion with Robin Adèle Greeley, Class of 1980, Associate Professor of Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art History; Jennifer Josten, Class of 2000, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh; Kathryn O'Rourke, Class of 2002, Associate Professor, Trinity University, San Antonio; Beth Merfish, Class of 2005, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Houston Clear Lake.

4:45-5 pm: Concluding Remarks

5-5:45 pm: Reception

Davis Lobby

 

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. 

 

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

 

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

 

Stroller Tours

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
10:15am to 11:00am
Meet in Davis Lobby

Wednesdays, October 10, November 14, and December 12

Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour—a special opportunity for families open before normal hours. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old). Join Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month.

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 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.

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

 

Stroller Tours

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
10:15am to 11:00am
Meet in Davis Lobby

Wednesdays, October 10, November 14, and December 12

Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour—a special opportunity for families open before normal hours. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old). Join Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs, for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month.

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.