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Special Windows Project: David Teng Olsen
This invitational pilot program at the Davis is designed to engage local artists in transforming the dramatic expanse of floor-to-ceiling ground-level windows that articulates the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza. The debut features a commission by David Teng Olsen, Associate Professor of Art at Wellesley College, based on objects in the permanent collections. Curated by rotation among the Davis curatorial staff, the first iteration of the Windows project is organized by Lisa Fischman and will remain in place for one year. Presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.

When: Jan 31, 2018 12am to Aug 31, 2018 12am in Wellesley, MA

Clarence H. White and His World

A pioneer in early twentieth-century photography, Clarence H. White played a pivotal role in asserting the medium's place as an emerging art form at the turn of the twentieth century. Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum--home to a major archive of White's work and related materials--this first retrospective in decades reexamines the photographer's contributions to the field, establishing his place among the ranks of his storied contemporaries--Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Alvin Langdon Coburn, among others. Beginning with the self-taught artist's early experimentations with photography in Newark, Ohio, the exhibition introduces visitors to White through his forays into "pictorialism," an approach that favored beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition over the documentation of reality. Drawing inspiration from the contemporary art world of the day--the Arts and Crafts movement, Japanese woodcuts, and trends in portraiture and genre painting--White created hauntingly beautiful images printed using an array of papers and processes and constructed through the sensitive disposition of light and shadow. These images of tranquil domesticity and childhood wonder earned him esteem internationally and paved the way to his participation in 1902 in the newly formed Photo-Secession led by Alfred Stieglitz. White began teaching photography in 1907, initially part-time. Later he would organize summer courses in Maine and Connecticut, and ultimately establish the Clarence H. White School of Photography in New York. White and his students--both men and women--went on to influence the fields of fashion, advertising, and art photography in the United States and abroad. Work created by his most successful students, such as Laura Gilpin, Paul Outerbridge, Anton Bruehl, Margaret Watkins, and Doris Ulmann, is included in the exhibition. Clarence H. White and His World reasserts White's place in the American canon and, in the process, reshapes and expands our understanding of early twentieth-century American photography. Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925 has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition has been curated by Anne McCauley, the David H. McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, Princeton University. Exhibit is located in the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery and Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays. Please note: Tickets are required for entry to this special exhibition. General admission, $20; Wellesley College alumnae, $12. Free entry for all students with I.D., Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theDavis.org. The exhibition has been made possible, in part, with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation. Organized for the Davis by Claire Whitner, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections, and Mark Beeman, Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Preparation. Presented at the Davis with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, The E. Franklin Robbins Fund, Sandra Cohen Bakalar '55 Fund, and the Mellon Endowment for Academic Programs at the Davis Museum Fund. Image Credit: The Clarence H. White Collection, assembled and organized by Professor Clarence H. White Jr., and given in memory of Lewis F. White, Dr. Maynard P. White Sr., and Clarence H. White Jr., the sons of Clarence H. White Sr. and Jane Felix White. Image Caption: Clarence H. White, American ,1871-1925, The Sea [Rose Pastor Stokes, Caritas Island, Connecticut], 1909, printed after 1917. Palladium print.

When: Feb 13, 2018 12am to Jun 10, 2018 12am in Wellesley, MA

Fragment: A Museum's Midcentury Legacy

Works of art housed in museum collections are often pieces of a larger whole--removed, stripped, chiseled, ripped, and cleaned into presentable and aestheticized objects. This exhibition explores fragments acquired in the mid-20th century, when modern taste and art historical pedagogy combined to require authentic and beautiful objects for museum collections. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, and Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator. Exhibit is located in the Morelle Lasky Levine '56 Works on Paper Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays. Presented with generous support from The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe '54 Davis Museum Program Fund. Image Credit: Gift of Harriet W. Allen (Class of 1924) 1952.9.b Image Caption: Greek, Fragment of Foot, 4th century B.C.E.

When: Feb 13, 2018 12am to Jun 10, 2018 12am in Wellesley, MA

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About Wellesley, MA
Wellesley, MA Local information, discount coupons, event listings and local Business directory. Wellesley Mass was founded in 1881 and is located in the Norfolk County area about 13 miles west of Boston. When the area was first settled it was originally named “Contentment”.

Points of interest in the town include the Davis Museum & Culture Center as well as the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum and the Elm Bank Horticulture Center. For those who enjoy the theatre there is also The Wellesley Players.

Wellesley is also a college community. Within its boundaries you will find Wellesley College and Babson College as well as Massachusetts Bay Community College. The town has been a leader in environmental issues and the town’s attractive appearance is sufficient evidence of that philosophy.