The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents A Generous Medium: Photography at Wellesley 1972-2012, an exhibition tracing the evolution of the museum’s extensive photography collection. It will be on view Sept. 12-Dec. 16, and is free and open to the public.
From William Henry Fox Talbot’s Oriel Window at Lacock Abbey, (a print from one of the oldest photographic negatives in existence) to the contemporary works of Cindy Sherman and James Casebere (acquired to celebrate this major exhibition), photographs by some of history’s most iconic image makers–Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Gertrude Käsebier, André Kertész, Danny Lyon, Susan Meiselas, Laura McPhee, Abelardo Morell, Nicholas Nixon, Lorraine O’Grady, Edward Ruscha, Fazal Sheikh, Jem Southam, Carrie Mae Weems, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, and more–will be on view.
Wednesday, September 12 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Davis Lobby and Galleries
Keynote Address –Eugenia Parry, former professor of art at Wellesley College
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Collins Cinema
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Davis Lobby and Galleries
Alex Brown: The Pop Up Photo Booth
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Davis Plaza
To celebrate the opening of A Generous Medium, photographer Brown brings his most recent project — a tented photo booth in which he conducts five-minute portrait sessions — to the Davis.