The Davis Museum at Wellesley College offers guided tours during open hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Our specially-trained Student Guides engage visitors with the Davis’s distinctive permanent collections and its special temporary exhibitions through dialogue-based experiences. Admission is free, and we welcome audiences from the Wellesley College campus and beyond. School groups are encouraged to plan visits to the Davis and to apply for our School Bus Subsidy, generously supported by the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.
Tours are customized according to interest area. To schedule your visit or to request more information, please e-mail Public and Interpretive Programs Specialist Liz Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781.283.3045. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.
Drop-in Public Tours
Every Saturday, 2:00pm
February 6 - May 7 (No tours during spring break, March 19 and 26)
Meet in Davis Lobby
Thematic tours of special exhibitions and permanent collections led by a Student Guide are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For a full schedule of tours, please visit the Davis website.
Shakespeare on the Global Silver Screen: Omkara (2006, Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj)
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.
May 4: Omkara (2006, Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj)
In this Indian Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, Omkara, or “Omi,” is a gifted chieftain who heads a gang of outlaws, which include the crafty Langda Tyagi and the dynamic Kesu amongst his chief cohorts. When Omi appoints Kesu and not Langda as his chief lieutenant, Langda's pride is slighted. Raging with envy, Langda hatches a plot to falsely implicate Omi's beautiful fiancee Dolly in an illicit affair with Omi's favourite lieutenant, Kesu. Using petty insinuations and lies, Langda keeps poisoning Omi's mind till one day he snaps and goes amok destroying his secure world. There is a horrific tragedy at the end, at which time Omi realizes the impact of his actions. But is it too late? (Source: Eros International).
★★ Coming Soon! ★ ★ Reinstallation of the Davis Permanent Collections Galleries
We are delighted to announce a major reinstallation of the Davis permanent collections galleries, opening in Fall 2016. Highlighting an array of exceptional objects, many unknown to the Wellesley community and the public at large, this project will reveal artworks of the highest quality from the Museum's encyclopedic holdings and foreground Wellesley College's rich legacy of collecting and philanthropy. Please expect temporary closures as we transform the Davis over the coming year!
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.