Upcoming Wellesley Davis Museum exhibits: Venice, Matelli sculptures, science & history

Here’s a quick look at the new year’s upcoming exhibits at the Wellesley College Davis Museum:

*Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis (Feb. 5-May 4): Drawings, paintings and other works inspired by Venice.

Tony Matelli, Arrangement #2 (detail), 2012, painted bronze, MDF, 94 x 40 x 61 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marlborough Chelsea, New York.

Tony Matelli, Arrangement #2 (detail), 2012, painted bronze, MDF, 94 x 40 x 61 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marlborough Chelsea, New York.

*Tony Matelli: New Gravity (Feb. 5-): The first solo exhibit at a U.S. museum, featuring works from recent years as well as some done specifically for this exhibit.

*The Art of Science: Object Lessons at Wellesley College, 1870-1920 (Feb. 26-June 22): Objects and images used in early science classes at the school.

*“Like a Great Roman Ruin”: The College Hall Fire and Anne Whitney at 100 (March 17- July 20): Explores the early days of the college, a fire that devastated its buildings in 1914, and the rebuilding of the campus. It also zeros in on Anne Whitney 1883 statue of feminist Harriet Martineau.

 

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