Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs of Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose
Two recent acquisitions of work by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, embrace the performative aspects of portraiture, one of photography’s oldest genres, to confront societal expectations around body image and identity.
The institutionalization and historicization of photography began with rigor in the 1970s. Since then, the Davis Museum has stewarded and grown a robust photography collection that represents a range of approaches, uses, and interpretations of the medium. From the vernacular to the iconic, from serial projects to singular works, recent acquisitions continue to expand the geographic, cultural, and technical scope of the museum’s photographic holdings.
Haley Morris-Cafiero (b. 1976, Memphis, Tenn.) holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and is a lecturer in photography at the Belfast School of Art at Ulster University, Ireland. She was nominated for a Prix Pictet in 2014 and was a 2016 Fulbright finalist. She has had solo exhibitions at UPI Gallery in New York, the University of Dayton, and the Centre de la Photographie Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.
Habiba Nowrose (b. 1989, Dhaka, Bangladesh) holds an MS in women’s and gender studies from the University of Dhaka and is currently enrolled in the Professional Program on Photography at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Her series, Concealed, was a finalist for the 2018 Invisible Photographers Awards.
Curated by Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography.
Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66.
Oct 8, 2–3 PM
Sep 14–Dec 7, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
Designed by Wellesley students representing a range of academic majors, these 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:Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
Nov 6, 3:30–5 PMEducator Workshop
The Davis welcomes local K-12 educators for a workshop focused on utilizing resources from the permanent collections and current special exhibition. Explore how to connect the themes and works of art on view with your classroom curricula.Event Date:Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -3:30pm to 5:00pm
Nov 19, 10 AM
Sep 27, 11 AM, Oct 25, 11 AM, Nov 22, 11 AMMaking Memories
This accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners is a guided exploration of our permanent collections with specially trained museum staff and student guides.Event Date:Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:00amEvent Date:Friday, October 25, 2019 - 11:00amEvent Date:Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Nov 22, 6–8 PMKanishka Raja Celebration
Join exhibition co-curators Laylah Ali and Lisa Fischman, along with friends, family, and fans of the artist, in celebrating the life and work of Kanishka Raja, whose series I and I is installed in two galleries on L2.Event Date:Friday, November 22, 2019 -6:00pm to 8:00pm