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
Sep 1–Aug 31Windows Invitational
This new invitational program at the Davis is designed to engage artists in transforming the dramatic expanse of floor-to-ceiling, ground-level windows that articulate the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza.Event Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, August 31, 2019 (All day)
Sep 20–Dec 16
Aug 25–Oct 13, 10 AM–4 PMTrain Brain
Working from sketches made on long train rides, incorporating flashes of nature, architecture, and evidence of human intervention, New York-based artist Chris Nau makes paintings that engage in a mysterious form of collage.Event Date:Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sep 20–Dec 16A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire
This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of James Gillray prints, examining both the complexity of Gillray’s printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)