Fragment: A Museum’s Midcentury Legacy
Works of art housed in museum collections are often pieces of a larger whole—removed, stripped, chiseled, ripped, and cleaned into presentable and aestheticized objects. This exhibition explores fragments acquired in the mid-20th century, when modern taste and art historical pedagogy combined to require authentic and beautiful objects for museum collections.
Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, and Amanda Gilvin, assistant curator.
Presented with generous support from the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum Program Fund.
Gift of Harriet W. Allen (Class of 1924) 1952.9.b
Nov 11, 2:30 PM
Oct 10–Dec 12, 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AMStroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries before regular opening hours during this free guided tour—a special opportunity for families.Event Date:Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -10:15am to 11:00am
Oct 23, 4–6 PM
Nov 30, 2–4:30 PM