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
Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13Stroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour. Designed for art lovers and their little ones. Join us for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15-11 a.m.Event Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (All day)
Mar 14, 2 PM
Mar 17, 4 PMCuratorial Gallery Talk: Carrie Cushman: <em>Going Viral</em>
Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, discusses of Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday, an exhibition of 20th-century photographs from the Peter J. Cohen Collection gift.Event Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
Apr 4, 2 PMMuseum Day: Earth Optimism: Gallery Nature Walk
Take a student guide-led “nature walk” through the Davis, focusing on biodiversity in the Davis Museum permanent collections. Hosted in conjunction with Smithsonian Institution’s celebration of global conservation.Event Date:Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Jan 20–Mar 6Some of Us Were Brave: Toisha Tucker
Toisha Tucker, the College’s 2018–19 Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellow, exhibits artwork made during their fellowship year. The sculptures and conceptual installations offer commentary on social and political issues in the U.S. today.Event Date:Monday, January 20, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)
Feb 7–Jun 7<em>Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday</em>
This exhibition considers our everyday relationship to photography: the ways in which we mediate, understand, and narrate our lives through the snapping and sharing of photos, and why certain types of images become socially infectious.Event Date:Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)