Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Davis Museum at Wellesley College A gem of Metrowest, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College exhibits global artwork ranging from ancient to contemporary. Free & open to the public. #mydavis

Located on the beautiful 500-acre campus of Wellesley College—a stone's throw from Boston—the Davis Museum houses collections of artwork from around the globe ranging from ancient Mediterranean sculpture and pottery to contemporary art. Free and open to the public, the Davis Museum is a gem of MetroWest that no visitor to the area should miss. #myDavis

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07/20/2019
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The summer is in full swing and we can't wait to host FREE FUN FRIDAYS at the Davis! Join us on Friday, Aug 9! #freefunf...
07/19/2019

The summer is in full swing and we can't wait to host FREE FUN FRIDAYS at the Davis! Join us on Friday, Aug 9! #freefunfridays #mydavis #metrowest @HighlandStreet

Free Fun Fridays! Aug 9th at the Davis! #mydavis #freefunfridays
07/16/2019

Free Fun Fridays! Aug 9th at the Davis! #mydavis #freefunfridays

ICYMI last weekend, The Boston Globe was spreading the good word of Free Fun Fridays! Thank you for sharing and hope to see everyone this Friday for Week 4!

Full Schedule: http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-2019

Nancy Chu ’21 is the Education Intern at the Davis this summer. She is majoring in art history and economics and reall...
07/15/2019

Nancy Chu ’21 is the Education Intern at the Davis this summer. She is majoring in art history and economics and really excited about exploring the connections among public practice, visual arts, and education through her position! She did so by helping develop accessible art programs for a wide range of public audiences, ranging from elementary-school students studying American civilization from the pre-Columbian era to adults living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She also enjoys leading gallery tours and fun art activities during special events! Let her know if there is anything you want to see or do in the museum that we currently don’t offer since she is also enthusiastic in enhancing student accessibility through various programmings! #davissummerinterns2019 #mydavis #wellesleycollege

If you're in the Salem area, check out the new Olivia Parker (Wellesley College class of '63) exhibition at the Peabody ...
07/15/2019
Peabody Essex Museum

If you're in the Salem area, check out the new Olivia Parker (Wellesley College class of '63) exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum #oliviaparker

'Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker’ opens tomorrow! As part of the Boston photography community in the 1970s, Parker began making alluring and poetic images assembled from a rich variety of found objects including shells, feathers, animal skeletons, scraps of metal, maps, old books, and nautical charts. The exhibition features more than 100 intricately composed photographs that reflect her wide creative range and unflagging curiosity. #PEMparker

Image: Olivia Parker, Order of Imagination, 1991.
Gelatin silver print. © Olivia Parker

Helix F (2012) is the first work by Michal Rovner to enter the collections at the Davis Museum. #mydavis #whatsnew
07/15/2019
Helix F

Helix F (2012) is the first work by Michal Rovner to enter the collections at the Davis Museum. #mydavis #whatsnew

Helix F is the first work by Michal Rovner to enter the collections at the Davis Museum. Born in Tel Aviv in 1957, Rovner studied cinema, television, and philosophy before receiving her BFA in photogr

As part of the Davis Museum Summer Staff Series, yesterday we welcomed Wellesley College staff for a special tour of our...
07/11/2019

As part of the Davis Museum Summer Staff Series, yesterday we welcomed Wellesley College staff for a special tour of our collection led by our summer interns! #mydavis #wellesleycollege #davissummerinterns2019 #thedavismuseum

Katherine Davies (class of 2019) studied Art History and English at Wellesley College. Over her years at Wellesley, she ...
07/10/2019

Katherine Davies (class of 2019) studied Art History and English at Wellesley College. Over her years at Wellesley, she realized she'd like to pursue a career in curatorial work. As the DeLorme Intern, she is able to do so: this summer she is co-curating the exhibit Hidden Histories with Alicia LaTores. Outside of curatorial work, she's loved talking to professionals within the museum about their pathways and positions. She's been enthralled with the research for the exhibit, and can't wait to share with everyone! Here she is print making during a Davis intern workshop. #davissummerinterns2019 #mydavis #wellesleycollege #interntakeover

Tomorrow night at the Davis! BACK TO THE FUTURE!!! #mydavis
07/10/2019

Tomorrow night at the Davis! BACK TO THE FUTURE!!! #mydavis

Back to the Future! July 11, starting at 7pm
🎥🍿🍺 #mydavis #metrowest #familyfun #filmseries #wellesley #backtothefuture

Welcome to the Davis! Davis Museum appoints Kara Schneiderman to leadership team. #mydavis
07/09/2019
Davis Museum appoints Kara Schneiderman to leadership team

Welcome to the Davis! Davis Museum appoints Kara Schneiderman to leadership team. #mydavis

Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro Director of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, has appointed Kara Schneiderman as the Associate Director for Operations and Collections Management effective June 3.

Maddy Allan-Rahill '20 is the Special Exhibitions Technology Intern at the Davis this summer. Majoring in Media Arts and...
07/08/2019

Maddy Allan-Rahill '20 is the Special Exhibitions Technology Intern at the Davis this summer. Majoring in Media Arts and Sciences and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies, Maddy is hoping to combine digital art and preservation after Wellesley. This summer, Maddy's central focus is developing Augmented Reality content for the upcoming Fall '19 exhibit: "Fatimah Tuggar: Home's Horizons." Maddy is fascinated by massive art objects, and had a blast at the deCordova Sculpture Garden! #davissummerinterns2019 #mydavis #wellesleycollege #interntakeover

Back to the Future this Thursday, July 11. Activities start at 7pm. 😎🎥🍿 #mydavis
07/08/2019
Wellesley College

Back to the Future this Thursday, July 11. Activities start at 7pm. 😎🎥🍿 #mydavis

Just three more chances to catch the Davis Museum at Wellesley College's outdoor summer film series. Check out the lineup here!

Karina Alvarado (‘20) is the other digital marketing and administration intern at the Davis this summer! She has been ...
07/07/2019

Karina Alvarado (‘20) is the other digital marketing and administration intern at the Davis this summer! She has been working with Aviv on updating the websites and creating the layout for the Google Arts & Cultures story project. She’s majoring in Cinema and Media Studies with a production concentration. Her passion is in film and photography but loves working behind the scenes in promoting the museum and learning more about what it means to be in digital marketing. Karina has enjoyed going to museums every Friday with the other interns and meeting new people. Her favorite trip so far has been visiting the Gropius House and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum! Here she is posing with one of the sculptures in the deCordova park! #davissummerinterns2019 #mydavis #wellesleycollege #interntakeover

Back to the Future! July 11, starting at 7pm🎥🍿🍺 #mydavis #metrowest #familyfun #filmseries #wellesley #backtoth...
07/07/2019

Back to the Future! July 11, starting at 7pm
🎥🍿🍺 #mydavis #metrowest #familyfun #filmseries #wellesley #backtothefuture

Happy 4th of July! 🎆 (🗽 Salvador Dali, Statue of Liberty, 20th c, Color printed etching. Gift of Jeannette Austin ...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July! 🎆

(🗽 Salvador Dali, Statue of Liberty, 20th c, Color printed etching. Gift of Jeannette Austin Hosch Osgood (Class of 1930), 1986.16)

07/01/2019
Back to the Future - Trailer

On July 11th we'll be traveling BACK TO THE FUTURE with Marty McFly!

Art activities and museum tour begins at 7pm, movie begins at dusk. FREE snacks and beer (21+)! FREE admission and parking. BYO folding chairs and blankets (indoors in the case of inclement weather). #mydavis #backtothefuture #summerfilmseries #wellesley

The classic time travel adventure. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels to the 1950s in a Delorean built by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). After he inadverta...

If you are in the Portland, Maine area, stop by the Portland Museum of Art to see their new exhibition, The Expansion of...
06/30/2019

If you are in the Portland, Maine area, stop by the Portland Museum of Art to see their new exhibition, The Expansion of Cubism, 1911-1920 (June 28-October 6, 2019). The Davis's own Head of a Woman (Self-Portrait?), 1912 by artist Marie Laurencin is on view. #artonthemove #mydavis #marielaurencin⁣ #cubism #newengland


(Bequest of Gertrude E. Underhill (Class of 1898), 1954.21)

WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen
06/29/2019

WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen

TONIGHT ON OPEN STUDIO: We're reviewing a selection of our favorite museum experiences from this season - many of which are still on view this summer! Join us as we tour the newly renovated Hood Museum of Art, speak to some of the artists at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum's 2019 New England Biennial, and revisit "The Bauhaus and Harvard" at the Harvard Art Museums! Then, a repeat of Monet's Waterloo Bridge series, which was on view at the Worcester Art Museum. Plus, I sit down with Tabitha Soren to discuss her exhibition "Vision and Process," which was on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. It's all tonight at 8:30 PM EST on WGBH

Stephanie Fan (‘22) is one of the curatorial interns this summer, and she is majoring in art history and economics! Sh...
06/28/2019

Stephanie Fan (‘22) is one of the curatorial interns this summer, and she is majoring in art history and economics! She working with Carrie, the Linda Wyatt Gruber curatorial fellow in photography, in doing research for an upcoming photography exhibition. She is also researching a Baule mask and Mughal painting for the interns Google Arts and Culture group project, as well as working on a wall label for one of the Friends of Art objects. Her favorite part of the internship has been visiting regional museums such as the Worcester Art Museum and the Museum of Russian Icons; she also loved leading the watercolor activity for the first Davis summer film night, and she’s looking forward to working in many more! 🎨 #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege #interntakeover

Davis Museum at Wellesley College - summer 2019 free outdoor films - The Swellesley Report
06/27/2019
Davis Museum at Wellesley College - summer 2019 free outdoor films - The Swellesley Report

Davis Museum at Wellesley College - summer 2019 free outdoor films - The Swellesley Report

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College will host its fourth annual outdoor film series. Movies exploring the theme of futuristic technology anticipate the Davis’ upcoming fall exhibition Fatimah Tuggar: Home Horizons. Join us for exclusive gallery tours and art activities at 7pm. Screenings start a...

The 2-D Design class at Wellesley College hosted Davis interns for a paper making workshop! Davis interns will use the p...
06/27/2019

The 2-D Design class at Wellesley College hosted Davis interns for a paper making workshop! Davis interns will use the paper they made for a print making project later this summer. Last week, the 2-D design class joined interns for a tour of works on paper in the Davis collections, with a preview of upcoming exhibitions from curatorial fellow Carrie Cushman.
#mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege #interntakeover

06/27/2019
Davis Museum at Wellesley College

It’s going to be a perfect night for a 🎥 under the ✨! Starting at 7pm tonight! 🍿

Join us this Thursday, June 27 at 7PM for our Summer Film Series 2019: A Wrinkle in Time! Enjoy art activities and a museum tour, followed by the movie at dusk. FREE snacks, beer (21+), admission and parking! BYO folding chairs and blankets (indoors if rain). 🍿🎥 #mydavis #bosarts #wellesley

06/26/2019
Wellesley College

❤️ #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019

Meet the Davis Museum at Wellesley College 2019 Summer Interns! From cataloging to digital marketing, follow the Davis Museum's various social accounts to see what the interns are learning over the summer.

Pictured:
Karina Alvarado ’20
Aviv Shimoni ’21
Megan McNally ’20
Irene Galarneau ’19
Juna Lee ’21
Maddy Allan-Rahill ’20
Kate Davie ’19
Elana Bridges ’20
Nancy Chu ’21
Sarah Kain ’20
Stephanie Fan ’22

06/25/2019
A Wrinkle in Time Official US Trailer

Join us this Thursday, June 27 at 7PM for our Summer Film Series 2019: A Wrinkle in Time! Enjoy art activities and a museum tour, followed by the movie at dusk. FREE snacks, beer (21+), admission and parking! BYO folding chairs and blankets (indoors if rain). 🍿🎥 #mydavis #bosarts #wellesley

On March 9th, be a warrior. Watch the brand-new trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time. Website and Mobile site: disney.com/wrinkleintime Like us on Facebook...

The Davis Museum recently acquired a set of photographs by Takeshi Ishikawa (born in Tokyo, Japan in 1950) who spent the...
06/25/2019

The Davis Museum recently acquired a set of photographs by Takeshi Ishikawa (born in Tokyo, Japan in 1950) who spent the last 30 years photographing the Hijra, the third gender population in India. Hijras are neither man nor woman but a middle gender that has been contextualized by the cultural traditions of Hinduism and Islam. For example, hijras are often compared to the ascetic Hindu god, Shiva, whose own gender fluidity and impotence is, in fact, interpreted as a sign of fertility. In this way, the hijras have come to take on an important role in Indian society, as their auspicious presence and blessings are requested on the occasion of births and marriages. They are generally men who choose to undergo emasculation and become a devotee to the Mother Goddess, Bahuchara Mata. For Ishikawa, the hijras attest to the historic and cross-cultural nature of gender diversity. Indeed, the community is now identified as a part of the contemporary global gay culture. #hijra #hinduism #thirdgender #genderfluid #pridemonth #takeshiishikawa #photography #contemporaryasianart #mydavis ⁣


(Takeshi Ishikawa, In the late afternoon of the Chhath Puja, hijras go down the main street of Kolkata dancing and proceed to Babu Ghat, acting as the messengers of the god of fertility 2003, 2/10, Archival pigment print. Museum purchase with funds given through the generosity of Linda Wyatt Gruber (Class of 1966), 2018.298 © Takeshi Ishikawa)

Aviv Shimoni ('21) is one of our digital media & administration interns this summer, and majors in media arts & sciences...
06/24/2019

Aviv Shimoni ('21) is one of our digital media & administration interns this summer, and majors in media arts & sciences! She helps with updating the websites and calendars, and designing images/marketing materials for the Davis. She'll also be putting together the Google Arts and Culture story which all the interns are working on researching and writing for! So far, her favorite parts of the internship have been going on gallery visits in Boston and and looking through photographs while helping out with inventory. However, her absolute highlight was discovering that a wall in the intern office opens up into a giant freight elevator. She's looking forward to learning more about the behind-the-scenes aspects of museum work through the weekly field trips this summer and hopefully riding that elevator again 🤞. #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege #interntakeover

Our 4th annual summer film series kicks off this week, June 27th, with A Wrinkle in Time! Based on the timeless classic ...
06/24/2019

Our 4th annual summer film series kicks off this week, June 27th, with A Wrinkle in Time! Based on the timeless classic and filled with spectacle, warmth and heart, this celebrated film follows an ordinary girl’s epic adventure and brave journey to save her family, with the ultimate triumph of love.

Art activities and museum tours begin at 7pm, movies begin at dusk. Free snacks and beer (21+)! Free admission and parking. BYO folding chairs and blankets. Rain will move the screenings indoors. 🍿🎥 #mydavis #familyfun #summerfilmseries

Sarah Kain is one of the curatorial interns at the Davis Museum. Part of the (red hot) class of 2020, Sarah studies Engl...
06/20/2019

Sarah Kain is one of the curatorial interns at the Davis Museum. Part of the (red hot) class of 2020, Sarah studies English and American Studies at Wellesley. This summer, she will mainly work on creating two new exhibits for the Northern Baroque gallery print case and writing highlights for recent acquisitions to be featured on the website. So far, she has enjoyed getting to know some of the art gallery owners in Boston during the interns' most recent field trip, as well as the Davis staff at weekly lunch meetings. After Wellesley, Sarah hopes to continue helping communities, creatives, and individuals tell their stories, whether that be in the museum world or somewhere else! #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege

All this summer, we’ll be highlighting our summer interns at the Davis! Megan McNally ‘20 is the intern coordinator ...
06/19/2019

All this summer, we’ll be highlighting our summer interns at the Davis! Megan McNally ‘20 is the intern coordinator and majors in art history and French at Wellesley. She helps with scheduling, travel, budgeting, and keeping the program running smoothly. She’s had a lot of fun working on inventory this week and discovering new aspects of the collection. Her favorite finds included a letter from Sonia Delaunay to Wellesley College and the photographs of Judy Dater (pictured here). She’s looking forward to visiting more local museums with the program, and hopes to continue her studies in art history after Wellesley. #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege

Davis Interns help with inventory! #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege
06/18/2019

Davis Interns help with inventory! #mydavis #davissummerinterns2019 #wellesleycollege

Wellesley College Art Department
06/17/2019

Wellesley College Art Department

Next time you're in the Worcester area, be sure to stop by the Worcester Art Museum! Our own Professor Andy Mowbray, collaborating with the Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts and the Regional Environmental Council, has created an art garden installation on the WAM grounds. The garden is functional, and food grown in it will be sold to support SEACMA programming, which will benefit the Southeast Asian community in the greater Worcester region.

Happy Father’s Day! 📷 Milton Rogovin, Family with three kids, from the series "Chile" 1967, Gelatin silver print. G...
06/16/2019

Happy Father’s Day!

📷 Milton Rogovin, Family with three kids, from the series "Chile" 1967, Gelatin silver print. Gift of Denise Jarvinen (Class of 1983) and Pierre Cremieux in memory of Karl E. “Chip” Case, Professor Emeritus of Economics, 2016.319 #mydavis

Summer Film Series: "Technology and the Future"Thursdays, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8Davis PlazaEnjoy the warm s...
06/13/2019

Summer Film Series: "Technology and the Future"
Thursdays, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8
Davis Plaza

Enjoy the warm summer nights at the Davis Museum’s Summer Film Series! Movies exploring the theme of futuristic technology anticipate the fall exhibition Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons. Join us for exclusive gallery tours and art activities at 7:00 pm, and screenings start at dusk. Free snacks and beer (21+)! Free admission and parking. BYO folding chairs and blankets. Rain location is Collins Cinema. 🍿🎥

June 27: A Wrinkle in Time
July 11: Back to the Future
July 25: WALL-E
August 8: The Fifth Element

#mydavis #summerfilmseries

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