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Davis Museum

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA  02481-8203

Tel: 781.283.2051

Fax: 781.283.2064

Visitors with Disabilities

The Davis, Collins Café, and Collins Cinema are wheelchair accessible. Two manual wheelchairs are available for free, without reservations; please inquire at the Information Desk. Public restrooms in the Museum and Café are accessible.

Other accommodations may be available if requested in advance. Please contact Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services for Wellesley College, at 781.283.2434 (voice/TTY) or jwice@wellesley.edu for more information.

Hours

Opening Feb 10th
@ 5 PM
 
General:
Tuesday - Sunday
11 am – 5 pm

 

Museum hours change with the school year, please contact the museum to confirm.

Tel. 781.283.2051

The Davis Museum and its programs are open to the public free of charge.

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Collins Cafe

Hours of Operation (when school is in session):

Mon-Fri 8 am – 2 pm

For more information, please contact Tom Markham at tmarkham@wellesley.edu or 781.283.2897.

In addition to the Collins Café, there are a number of dining options open to the public across campus.

Special Events

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Shakespeare on the Global Silver Screen: Hamlet (1921, Dir. Asta Nielsen) *

All screenings take place in Collins Cinema beginning at 6:30pm (except where noted)

*indicates special presentation in 35mm

 

Presented to expand upon the special exhibition That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated, this selection of six films demonstrates the sustained and diverse engagement with Shakespeare that has inspired filmmakers around the world for nearly a century.

 

Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies and English departments.

 

February 24: Hamlet (1921, Dir. Asta Nielsen)*

Asta Nielsen, born in Denmark in 1881, was the first diva of European silent film.  To realize her artistic vision, she founded her own company, Art-Film, in 1920. Her production of Hamlet, produced that same year, features a female Hamlet character and initially survived only in a black-and-white US export version. A colored vintage print of the lost German original version of 1921 was discovered in 2005. The restored film had its premiere at the Berlinale in 2007, with new musical accompaniment composed by Michael Riessler (Source:  Edition Filmmuseum).

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Shakespeare on the Global Silver Screen: Throne of Blood (1957, Dir. Akira Kurosawa)*

All screenings take place in Collins Cinema beginning at 6:30pm (except where noted)

*indicates special presentation in 35mm

 

Presented to expand upon the special exhibition That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated, this selection of six films demonstrates the sustained and diverse engagement with Shakespeare that has inspired filmmakers around the world for nearly a century.

 

Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies and English departments.

 

March 9: Throne of Blood (1957, Dir. Akira Kurosawa)*

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience (Source: The Criterion Collection).

Friday, March 11, 2016


The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer - Play the Curator

Fridays, March 11, April 8, May 6 | 12:30 - 1:30pm | Davis Galleries

Curator Michael Maizels will lead a short gallery talk on Jason Rohrer’s work, focusing on one of the featured games.  Each lecture will be followed by an opportunity to play the curator, as well as other attendees in selected games.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Catalogue Launch: Käthe Kollwitz and the Women of War: Femininity, Identity, and Art in Germany during World Wars I and II

Tuesday, March 29 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Davis Lobby

 

Edited by Associate Curator Claire Whitner, this catalogue brings together exhibitions focused on the work of German printmaker and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz at the Davis Museum and the Smith College Museum of Art.  In addition to fully illustrated checklists from both shows, this publication includes new scholarship by curators from both museums and professors at Wellesley and Smith Colleges.  The essays discuss the artist’s engagement with work that explored the devastation wrought by modern warfare within the context of German visual culture from 1914 to 1945.  The catalogue will be distributed by Yale University Press, Spring 2016.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Mashup

Tuesday, April 12 | 4:00pm | Davis Galleries

 

In this new pilot program, Wellesley College students are challenged to submit proposals for in-gallery public performances related to an object in the Davis permanent collections.  Possible performances include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theatre, and poetry.  One submission will be chosen by a committee comprised of Davis staff and Student Advisory Committee members to be performed on this date.  The winner will be announced in March.  Stay tuned!  

 

Generously supported by the Wellesley College Friends of Art Student Initiative Programming Fund.  

For more information, visit our Programs & Events page.

 

 

 

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