the Davis. ReDiscovered
Sept 2016
Left to Right: (Unknown, Apothecary Jar (Albarello), 18th c. Earthenware with tin glaze and colbalt in-glaze decorations. Museum purchase with funds provided by Sidney R. Knafel. 2014.161. Unknown, Delft Vase, Late 17th c. Tin-glazed earthenware. Museum purchase with funds provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art. 2015.67. Unknown, Blue and white jar with pair of pheasants in garden, 1662-1722. Porcelain. Anonymous gift. 2002.0.21)

Nearly three years in the making, this momentous transformation of the Davis galleries represents a milestone of “rediscovery.” The process has involved the close attention of Davis curators, collections staff, conservators, consulting scholars and specialists, student workers and summer interns, along with architecture, engineering, and design firms.  This major reinstallation more than doubles the number of works of art on view. 

Over three floors, the new Davis galleries tell stories of collecting at Wellesley College, presenting the global breadth and strength of our encyclopedic holdings with renewed attention to geographic and chronological context, and highlighting beloved art works alongside lesser-knowns, some shown for the very first time.

Media Coverage Fall 2016

(As of October 27, 2016)

Antiques & the Arts Weekly, Friday, November 4, 2016
Q&A: Dr. Lisa Fischman

Boston Globe, Sunday, October 16, 2016
At Wellesley, getting the rehang of it

The Wellesley Townsman, Thursday, October 6, 2016
Collins Cinema to screen museum-themed films

Boston Globe Food & Dining, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
What’s it like at new Boston Public Library cafe Newsfeed?

Boston Globe Names, Friday, September 30
Wellesley College officials cut the ribbon at the Davis Museum

MetroWest Daily News, Thursday, September 29
The Davis, Reframed

(Also appeared in Wellesley Townsman, Natick Tab, Concord Journal, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Weston Town Crier, Acton Beacon, The Somerville Journal, and other Gatehouse Media newspapers)

The Wellesley News, Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Davis: Rediscovered seeks to honor the past with a new look

Arts Fuse
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Fuse Coming Attractions: October 2 through 11 — What Will Light Your Fire

ARTFIXdaily, Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Enhances Encounters with Art by Adopting Cuseum Mobile App

Art Daily, Thursday, September 13, 2016
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College doubles works of art on view with reinstallation

ARTFIXdaily, Wednesday, September 12, 2016
Three Years of Research and Planning Unveiled in Davis Museum at Wellesley College’s New Permanent Galleries: The Davis. ReDiscovered

Cultured magazine, September 2016
A New View at the Davis Museum