A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire
Known as the “Father of the Political Cartoon,” James Gillray (1756/57–1815) was one of the most brilliant and influential satirists of his time. His work—published mostly between 1793 and 1810—critiqued the most influential people and institutions of Napoleon-age Britain, through cartoons filled with cutting caricatures, incisive parodies, and graphic scatological humor. This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of Gillray’s prints, examining both the genius of his printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references. As objects of both artistic and intellectual interest, Gillray’s masterful prints set the standard for the fascinating tension between visual and text that endures in political art today. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs.
Presented with support from the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ’54 Davis Museum and Cultural Center Program Fund.
Bequest of Ann Kirk Warren (Ann Haggarty, Class of 1950) 2016.484
Dec 1–Dec 16, 11 AM–5 PMThird Annual Davis Holiday Frame and Print Sale
An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving.Event Date:Repeats every day until Sun Dec 16 2018.Saturday, December 1, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 3, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 4, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 5, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 6, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 10, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 11, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 12, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 13, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 14, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pm
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)
Oct 18, 3:30–5 PM
Sep 20–Dec 16