*Please Note: The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has suspended all public access through March 31. Public programs have been canceled or rescheduled and gallery access is limited to the Wellesley College campus community. Please call for more information and updates: 781.283.2051.*
The Windows Invitational engages artists in transforming the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that articulate the lobby and courtyard plaza of our signature Rafael Moneo building. The third commission in the series is by Alexandria Smith, head of painting at the Royal College of Art in London, formerly assistant professor of painting at Wellesley College.
Smith’s Seed to Harvest foregrounds portraits of Wellesley’s first African American graduates and borrows its title from the “Patternist” series of novels by Octavia Butler, stories that explore themes of science fiction, humanity, and the ethical and unethical uses of power. Rendering with hand-drawn and computer techniques, Smith embellishes original photographic portraits of five alumnae: Dr. Harriett Alleyne Rice (Class of 1887), Ethel M. Caution-Davis (Class of 1912), Katherine Naomi Robinson (Class of 1922), Clarissa Scott Delany (Class of 1923), and Jane Bolin (Class of 1928). She adds symbolic elements derived from her own visual vocabulary and from quilt patterns used to convey messages along the Underground Railroad (there were two stops in the town of Wellesley) to create the unique crests that adorn each with an honorific flourish.
Curated by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director.
Wellesley’s Friends of Art at the Davis
Apr 25, 11 AM–3 PMFamily Day: Fun with Photos
A free, family-friendly, event that explores photography through hands-on art activities. Join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, create sun prints, take an interactive tour of special exhibitions, enjoy stories and songs, and more!Event Date:Saturday, April 25, 2020 -11:00am to 3:00pm
Sep 13–Jun 7
Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13Stroller Tours
*Please Note: The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has suspended all public access through March 31. Please call for more information and updates: 781.283.2051.*Event Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (All day)
Apr 4, 2 PMMuseum Day: Earth Optimism: Gallery Nature Walk
Take a student guide-led “nature walk” through the Davis, focusing on biodiversity in the Davis Museum permanent collections. Hosted in conjunction with Smithsonian Institution’s celebration of global conservation.Event Date:Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Feb 8–May 2, 2 PM
Apr 11–Apr 18Bark and Metal Tour
Get outdoors with the Wellesley student-created Bark & Metal outdoor sculpture and ecology program. Join a Davis student guide for a tour of the Wellesley College campus environment.Event Date:Repeats every week until Wed Apr 22 2020.Saturday, April 11, 2020 (All day)Saturday, April 18, 2020 (All day)