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Black History Month Tours

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Davis Lobby and Galleries

Drop-in Public tours

Saturdays, February 17 and 24

Join a Student Guide for a drop-in tour celebrating Black History Month. Tours will focus on artworks from Africa and the African Diaspora in the Davis Museum permanent collections and the temporary exhibition Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India.

Gallery Talk: Fragments from the History of the Davis

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
the Davis Museum

Join Meredith Fluke and Amanda Gilvin for a discussion on the fragments of artworks that came into Wellesley collections during the mid-twentieth century, an influential period for art collecting, museum growth, and art history at Wellesley and in the United States.

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 outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7:00pm for art-making and activities before the screening, which starts at dusk. And while the Davis Museum's galleries are closed until September, exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer.

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.

Screening begins at 8:30pm.

Summer Film Series 2018: Mary Poppins

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

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7:00pm for art-making and activities before the screening, which starts at dusk. And while the Davis Museum's galleries are closed until September, exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer.

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.

Screening begins at 8:30pm.

 

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 outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7:00pm for art-making and activities before the screening, which starts at dusk. And while the Davis Museum's galleries are closed until September, exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer.

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.

Screening begins at 8:30pm.

 

 

Summer Film Series 2018: Muppets

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

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series. Join us at 7:00pm for art-making and activities before the screening, which starts at dusk. And while the Davis Museum's galleries are closed until September, exclusive museum tours will be offered at 7:30pm before each movie. General seating; BYO folding chairs and blankets. FREE admission, popcorn, and beer.

July 12Muppets (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.

Screening begins at 8:30pm.

 

Date Night at the Davis

Thursday, April 12, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Davis Lobby and Galleries

$35/person ($25/person for Wellesley Students, Faculty, Staff and FOA Members)

Enjoy date night mixing art and drinks after hours at the Davis Museum! Here's how it works: couples will split into two groups for separate tours led by museum curators Meredith Fluke and Amanda Gilvin on different approaches to understanding art. Reunited, you'll have tons to discuss over wine, food, and live music. It's the perfect way to spark conversation with your partner and learn something new in the process. The galleries will remain open during the course of the evening for couples to teach each other their new-found knowledge.  Tickets can be purchased here.

The Art and Craft of Photography

Saturday, April 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Meet in Davis Lobby

Instructor: David Teng Olsen

Session One: April 7

Session Two: April 14

11 AM-1 PM

Meet in Davis Lobby

Cost per session: $85 for the general public ($75 for Wellesley Faculty, Staff and FOA Members)

Associate Professor David Teng Olsen will lead a demo on photo printing techniques inspired by the work of Clarence White. Negatives will be provided, but participants are invited to bring a roll of 35 mm black and white negatives to print. Each session is limited to fifteen participants. Included as a special behind-the-scenes option will be a student guide-led tour of Clarence White from 10:15-11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Artist’s Talk: Ria Brodell: Butch Heroes

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:30pm
the Davis Museum

Boston-based artist Ria Brodell will discuss the research and process involved in the creation of the painting series Butch Heroes. In this ongoing series of portraits, Brodell sheds light on gender nonconforming pioneers—historical figures whose lives have been hidden, and whose stories demonstrate how our ideas of gender identity have evolved over hundreds of years.

Davis Discoveries Spring 2018 Symposium: The Antioch Mosaic: Context and Conservation

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

Reception to follow

In the 1930s, the city of Antioch—an important capital of the Eastern Roman Empire—was excavated by a consortium of institutions, who subsequently received mosaics into their collections throughout the world. Wellesley’s Antioch mosaic, dated to the 5th-century C.E. was first installed on campus in 1936, and has since been central to the Wellesley Art Collection. In 2016, the Davis reinstalled its permanent collections, a project that required (hinged upon) the migration of the Antioch mosaic from the museum’s 5th to its 2nd floor, bringing with it a number of structural and conservation challenges. Join us for an afternoon of presentations, given by Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the MFA, Paula Artal-Isbrand, Objects Conservator at the Worcester Art Museum, and Jean Louis Lachevre, Independent Conservator, for a program about the history of the Antioch mosaics, their excavation, conservation, and display, and the impact they have had in collections throughout New England.

The Davis Discoveries series is generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art.

Image credit: Roman, Mosaic Floor from the Villa of Daphne, 5th century C.E., stone tesserae set in mortar, Given by the Princeton Expedition for the Excavation of Antioch and Vicinity, 1936.33