Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century
Mounted in conjunction with Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday, this exhibition tells an earlier history of vernacular photography—that of 19th-century portraiture. Similar to snapshots, the portrait photograph is enigmatic for its ability to be a one-of-a-kind object (a family keepsake) and a duplicate (a repetition of conventional settings, poses, and framing devices) all at once. However, before photographs were taken or snapped, they were made. Early photography was a process that involved a great deal of time, labor, and costly materials. Thus, this exhibition explores the materiality, the craft, and the event of photography in its earliest iterations.
Curated by Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography.
Linda Wyatt Gruber (class of 1966) and Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Museum purchase with funds provided by Jacqueline Loewe Fowler (Class of 1947), 1997.47
Mar 7, 11 AM–5 PMHandmade Photography Today Symposium
In conjunction with the exhibition Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century, the Davis Museum presents a day-long symposium that will explore contemporary iterations of 19th-century photographic processes.Event Date:Saturday, March 7, 2020 -11:00am to 5:00pm
Feb 8–May 2, 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, February 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 2:00pm
Mar 17, 4 PMCuratorial Gallery Talk: Carrie Cushman: <em>Going Viral</em>
Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, discusses of Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday, an exhibition of 20th-century photographs from the Peter J. Cohen Collection gift.Event Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
Feb 7–Jun 7Q20: Wellesley Faculty Artists
Q20 celebrates the inventive diversity of practices among faculty artists at the College, featuring works across media, including photography, painting, sculpture, book-arts, installation, video, sound, and transmedial making.Event Date:Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2020 (All day)
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)
Jan 20–Mar 6Some of Us Were Brave: Toisha Tucker
Toisha Tucker, the College’s 2018–19 Alice C. Cole ’42 Fellow, exhibits artwork made during their fellowship year. The sculptures and conceptual installations offer commentary on social and political issues in the U.S. today.Event Date:Monday, January 20, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)