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F19-Behind the Scenes at The Davis: An Exploration of Technology and Art
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Behind the Scenes at the Davis Museum: An Exploration of Technology in Art  NEW

Davis Museum Curators


Experience the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, before public hours, with private curator-led tours providing highlights of special exhibitions and permanent collections at the Davis Museum. Sessions will focus on works in the collections and temporary exhibitions focusing on technology, from conservation and technical analysis, to inclusion of augmented reality, and will include special behind-the-scenes access to works in the Print Study Room.


September 25: Hidden Histories: Revealing the Life of a Painting

Alicia LaTores, Friends of Art Curatorial Research Assistant, will discuss a mysterious 16th century Venetian painting of the holy family with a donor and saints Sebastian and Catherine that was recently donated to the Davis Museum. Participants will learn about conservation and technical analysis of the painting, as well as looking at the work through an art historical lens to uncover a wealth of new information.

October 23: Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs

Carrie L. Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, will discuss two recent acquisitions by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, along with a special viewing in the Print Study Room of additional works of art created by female artists.

November 20: Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons

Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator, will lead an in-depth look into Fatimah Tuggar’s multimedia work in the artist’s major solo exhibition which investigates how race and gender shape our understanding of technology and the home. Gilvin will explore sculpture, photo-montage, video, and augmented reality, and Tuggar’s interrogation of the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. Limited to 15.


Dates: 3 Wednesdays, September, 25, October 23 and November 20

Time: 10:00-11:00AM

@ Davis Museum at Wellesley College              Fee: $55






Payment to: Needham Community Education
Item Amount: $55.00
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Convenience Fee $0.00
Item Total $55.00
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