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: 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.