Davis Discoveries Spring 2018 Symposium: The Antioch Mosaic
In the 1930s, the city of Antioch—an important capital of the Eastern Roman Empire—was excavated by a consortium of institutions, which subsequently received mosaics for their collections throughout the world. Wellesley’s Antioch mosaic, dated to the 5th century C.E., was installed on campus in 1936 and has since been central to the Wellesley art collection. In 2016, the Davis reinstalled its permanent collections, a project that required the migration of the Antioch mosaic from the museum’s fifth to its second floor, bringing with it a number of structural and conservation challenges. Join us for an afternoon of presentations, given by Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Paula Artal-Isbrand, objects conservator at the Worcester Art Museum; and Jean Louis Lachevre, independent conservator, for a program about the history of the Antioch mosaics, their excavation, conservation, and display, and the impact they have had on collections throughout New England.
Reception to follow.
The Davis Discoveries series is generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art.
Given by the Princeton Expedition for the Excavation of Antioch and Vicinity, 1936.33
Apr 11, 5–7 PM
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This exhibition explores howMilton and Anne Rogovin built on the legacy of social documentary photography in the United States and expanded the potential of the medium to reach and affect audiences, as well as their subjects.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
Feb 14–May 8, 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AMStroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this guided tour before normal hours—a special opportunity for families. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old).Event Date:Thursday, February 14, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00am