Starting today there’s a lot not to see at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. In an initiative called Art-Less, the museum has de-installed or shrouded all works of art in its permanent collections galleries that were either created by or given to the museum by immigrants to the United States. That’s about 120 works, roughly 20% of the objects on view in the permanent collections galleries.
The idea is to show what life in the United States might be like without immigrants, in response to the Trump administration’s immigration agenda.
As a frequent flyer at the Davis, I wanted to see what my local museum looked like denuded of many of my favorite nudes. Here are some pics: