Davis Museum bringing ambitious Carlo Dolci exhibit to Wellesley

Carlo Dolci’s The Penitent Magdalene, ca. 1670, oil on canvas
Photo Credit: Davis Museum

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is praying that you’ll like its next big exhibition,  “The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence,” running from Feb. 10-July 9.

This will be a rare display at the museum that the general public will need to buy tickets for if they want to go.

The museum says this is the first exhibition in America devoted to the paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). “It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of powerful Medici patronage,” according to the Davis.

The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty works through loans from the major museums and private collections in the U.S. and abroad — including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

An Opening Celebration and keynote lecture will take place at Collins Cinema, Davis Lobby and Galleries on Thursday, February 9.

 6:30 – 7:30pm – Keynote Lecture

7:30 – 9:00pm – Reception and Gallery Viewing

General Admission $25; Wellesley College alumnae $15. Gratis entry for  all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theDavis.org.