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
Sep 14–Dec 7, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
Designed by Wellesley students representing a range of academic majors, these 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.Event Date:Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
Oct 18, 11 AM–12 PM
Nov 19, 10 AM
Sep 1–Aug 31Windows Invitational
Alexandria Smith: Seed to Harvest is the third commission in the Windows Invitational, a series where artists transform the dramatic floor-to-ceiling lobby windows of the Davis Museum’s Rafael Moneo building and courtyard plaza.Event Date:Sunday, September 1, 2019 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)
Sep 23, 6 PM
Sep 13–Nov 15Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs of Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose
Two recent acquisitions of work by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, embrace the performative aspects of portraiture to confront societal expectations around body image and identity.Event Date:Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day) to Friday, November 15, 2019 (All day)