Leslie King Hammond
Renowned art historian Leslie King Hammond will analyze the legacy of Jacob Lawrence, who documented American and African American history, which was routinely denigrated, denied, and erased in his era. Lawrence was a masterful storyteller who created modernist figurative compositions. He was especially inspired by the stories and histories of iconic freedom fighters like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown. The images of their tenacious struggles for liberation and freedom, created in series of paintings and prints, have helped to secure Lawrence’s revered place within the legacy of American modernist art traditions.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the Wilson Lecture Fund, the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the Harambee House.
Feb 7–Jun 9Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin
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)
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 9Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey
Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey highlights works of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art in the permanent collection of the Davis Museum, formed over the past 20-plus years.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)