After a three-year project to reimagine the Wellesley College Davis Museum and more than double the objects on view to around 600 (including three galleries of African art, most of which was previously relegated to storage), the Davis has officially re-opened its five floors to receive all comers. They welcome the art-viewing public just as the campus is whipping itself into a frenzy in order to properly welcome Dr. Paula Johnson, the school’s 14th president.
We’ve been regulars at the Davis for years, appreciating it as a local treasure where we can bring out-of-towners, the free admission, their patience with children, and the next-door Collins Cafe where we can get good soups, salads, and sandwiches after touring the galleries.
Here are a few of our favorite things at the museum:
The Davis Museum is open Tue – Sun, 11am – 5pm.
Admission is free.