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
Apr 24, 3:30–5 PM
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)
Feb 7–Jun 9
Feb 7–Jun 9Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn
Yinka Shonibare’s works in the Davis collection exemplify his theatrical depictions of beauty and violence, and his exploration of the inheritances of colonialism in our contemporary, globalized world.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)