Yinka 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. Born in London and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, he is a multimedia artist and MBE (member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), and is best known for using wax print cloth to represent historic cultural and economic interdependence. Shonibare also has long plumbed a rich palette of other media and symbols.
Curated by Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator, the exhibition is generously supported by the Constance Rhind Robey ’81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.
May 9, 11:30 AM–12:30 PMArtist Talk Series: In Person with Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero
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 WebEx and in person.Event Date:Thursday, May 9, 2019 -11:30am to 12:30pm
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)
Feb 14–May 8, 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AMStroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this guided tour before normal hours—a special opportunity for families. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old).Event Date:Thursday, February 14, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00am
May 11–Jun 1, 10 AM–4 PM