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Davis unveils complementary photography exhibits

By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is hosting two complementary photography exhibitions that focus on the beginnings of photography in the 19th century, as well as repeating subjects in snapshots of the early to mid-20th century. “Making, Not Taking: Portrait Photography in the 19th Century” and “Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and...
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Davis Museum exhibits Art_Latin_America

By Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu Hometown Weekly Correspondent For the first time in its history, the Davis Museum has created a full floor exhibition featuring highlights of its extensive Latin American collection in “Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey.” The exhibit is an amalgamation of pieces collected in the past 20-plus years and represents a push to create a major regional...
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BSO wows at Davis Museum

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Boston Symphony Orchestra brought their 2018–2019 Community Concerts series to a sold-out audience at the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery in the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, on Sunday, November 11. The program, chosen to align with the Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country exhibit currently at the museum,...
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Patching together culture and art

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Blankets evoke a sense of comfort. From infancy, their warmth and softness have soothed us and embodied the idea of safety. For Siddi quilt makers, blankets do more than provide a feeling of coziness - they symbolize a family’s history. At Wellesley College’s Davis Museum, several African quilts, known as...
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The Davis presents fantastical ‘Intermezzi’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Given momentum by the “Sturm und Drang” movement, the arts were thriving in nineteenth century Germany. Friedrich Schiller wrote the play “William Tell,” and German speakers celebrated the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Simultaneously, Ludwig van Beethoven was composing some of his most renowned works. In the late 1800s,...
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Davis Museum opens spring exhibitions

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Since its establishment in its present form in 1993, the Davis Museum has been a reliable spot to enjoy arts and culture for students and visitors of Wellesley College. Free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, the Davis Museum offers incredible collections from around the globe. With...
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South African prints displayed at Davis

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Apartheid in South Africa led to racial segregation amongst artists and their use of specific techniques. White artists studied print making at official art schools, while black artists mastered linocuts at training centers. Today, pieces created using these techniques convey the importance of communication, language, and community. Read more

Davis Museum commemorates religious history

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther distributed the “Disputation on the Power of Indulgences.” The Augustinian monk’s “95 Theses” challenged the Pope’s power and triggered the Reformation of the Christian church. For the remarkable anniversary of Luther’s influence, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is presenting...
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Davis Museum offers art experience

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As students headed back to school at the beginning of the month, the community was been eager to discover what intriguing pieces of art and culture Wellesley College’s Davis Museum would house. On September 19, the Davis Museum opened to the public, unveiling impressive and diverse collections from a...
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Birth of American Modernism at Davis

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Every exhibit tells a story, but not every exhibit tells a story quite so grand as that of Partners in Design at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. This story is not only one of a friendship that blossomed from a meeting at Wellesley, but also the story of...
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