Davis Discoveries Fall 2018 Symposium: György Kepes
Although known for his work in a diverse array of creative processes, such as film and photography, György Kepes’s work also includes oil on canvas, including Abstract Composition, housed in the Davis’s collection. Join us for an afternoon symposium on Kepes’s work that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, featuring a Skype presentation with Márton Orosz, curator of the collection of photography and media arts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and acting director of the Vasarely Museum; Joanna Fink, director, Alpha Gallery; and Theresa Carmichael, arts conservator and owner of Carmichael Art Conservation. Reception to follow.
The fall 2018 Davis Discoveries program is presented with generous support from the Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Apr 4, 11:30 AM–12:30 PMArtist Talk Series: In Person with Ann Parker
This series of five talks includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and various artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via Skype and in person.Event Date:Thursday, April 4, 2019 -11:30am to 12:30pm
Feb 16–May 4, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
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:Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 04 2019 except Sat Mar 23 2019, Sat Mar 30 2019.Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, March 16, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Feb 7–Jun 9Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn
Yinka Shonibare’s works in the Davis collection exemplify his theatrical depictions of beauty and violence, and his exploration of the inheritances of colonialism in our contemporary, globalized world.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)