Corporate Support

Corporate Support
Generous gifts from corporate and foundation partners help to advance institutional priorities – from scholarships funds, to support of public programs, and exhibitions. The following list provides a sample of corporate underwriting.  For more information please contact: Tsugumi Maki, Associate Director of Operations and Collections Management, 781-283-2354,  tsugumi.maki@wellesley.edu.
 

Scholarships

Each summer, a select group of Wellesley College students joins the Davis staff in various departments for ten weeks of hands-on professional experience. This residential, paid, and highly competitive opportunity ensures that students earn marketable skills, gain broad exposure to museum operations, and acquire an overview of best museum practices. Activities include field trips to regional museums, weekly lunches with Davis staff, and an annual trip to New York City.
 

Public Programs

Throughout the year, the Davis offers a variety of programs open to the public to include lectures, gallery talks, symposia, performances, family days, and a film series. Each program highlights a current exhibition and theme, and are open to children of all ages. On an annual basis, the Davis Museum’s public programs hosts 1700+ visitors.
 

Exhibitions

Through inventive and intellectually sharp exhibitions, the Davis Museum provides distinctive opportunities to explore and interpret our collections, organizes loans from other museums to provide unique access for our communities, and contributes new scholarship to the museum field. The Davis produces 8-10 exhibitions every year, and has received high acclaim from national and international press. These are often exhibitions that cannot be produced by larger institutions who are driven by attendance figures, thereby making the Davis more experimental, thought-provoking and unique in its programming.