Drop-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. No tours on March 21 and March 28. For a full schedule of tours, please visit www.theDavis.org.
The Davis is committed to making our museum and programs accessible to all audiences. We encourage you to contact us about the following guided tour options, available for free with two weeks advance notice. To book your customized tour, please contact Arthurina Fears, Curator of Education and Programs, at email@example.com or call 781.283.3045.
- American Sign Language interpreted tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions (subject to interpreter availability).
- Tactile tours or verbal description tours of the permanent collections.
the Elizabeth Bein Keto ’48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund and Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
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 14, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8Making Memories
Making Memories is an accessible arts program for adults living with early Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their care partners, offering a guided exploration of permanent collections with specially trained staff and student guides.Event Date:Friday, February 14, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Friday, March 13, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Friday, April 10, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Friday, May 8, 2020 (All day)
Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20Mindful Meditation
Surround yourself with art, and experience present-moment awareness, in this 30 minute meditation session. Guided by Kotatsu John Bailes Roshi, the College’s Buddhist chaplain. Meet in in the Davis Lobby at 12:30 p.m.Event Date:Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (All day)
Sep 13–Jun 7Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting
This exhibition explores the painting Sacra Conversazione through conservation, technical analysis, and an art historical lens to uncover a wealth of new information and highlight the unknown.Event Date:Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)
Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13Stroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this free guided tour. Designed for art lovers and their little ones. Join us for a different theme on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:15-11 a.m.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)
Mar 14, 2 PM