**Postponed** Handmade Photography Today Symposium
**Event post-poned**With an abundance of caution, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College has suspended all public access through March 31st. 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.**
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.
From photograms to platinum prints, alternative approaches to automatic point-and-shoot and digital photography have spiked among professional and amateur photographers around the globe in recent years. The boom in what Lyle Rexer has termed “the antiquarian avant-garde” is in part a reaction to the supposedly desensitized nature of digital photography, but it should also be understood in the context of a more widespread turn to the materials, process, and event of photography as a site of knowledge production. We will hear from four acclaimed photographers working in 19th-century processes: Myra Greene (ambrotypes), Will Wilson (tintypes), Edie Bresler (cyanotypes), and Takashi Arai (daguerreotypes). The speakers will discuss how the specific material conditions of early photographic formats have the potential to inform and produce alternative understandings of our contemporary relationship to historical imagery.
Free and open to the public. Advance registration and RSVP are requested.
Co-hosted with the Photographic Resource Center.
Courtesy of the artists.
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)
Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20Mindful Meditation
*Please Note: The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has suspended all public access through March 31. The March 18 event has been canceled. Please call for more information and updates: 781.283.2051.*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)
Feb 7–Jun 7
Apr 21, 12:45–1:45 PM
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
Apr 14, 2–6 PM