The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has a full slate scheduled for the cultural institution’s big Spring 2019 re-opening on Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30 – 9pm. There are events for everyone from the educated art lover to the casual enjoyer, to families with kids in strollers. The museum will showcase special exhibitions through June 10 of artists working in mediums from painting to video to photography. Here’s more information on upcoming events.
Andy Warhol Foundation kicks in big money
In more big news for the museum, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the Davis a $75,000 grant to fund a September 2019 exhibition, Home’s Horizons by multimedia artist Fatimah Tuggar. The Nigeria-born artist, who received her MFA from Yale University, uses collage across sculpture, photomontage, video, and augmented reality. She has exhibited world-wide including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. The Davis exhibit will mark her largest solo exhibition.
Curator Amanda Gilvin says, “I am honored that The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has chosen to fund this exhibition on the path-breaking conceptual artist Fatimah Tuggar with a 2018 Exhibition Grant. Thanks to a 2017 Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship, students and faculty from across campus are already engaging with Tuggar’s work and preparing for the exhibition. Her ambitious intellectual and artistic projects are ideally suited for the interdisciplinary learning fostered by the Davis.”
The grant money will also go to putting together a catalogue of her work, as well as support a new artwork, Deep Blue Wells, created specifically for The Davis Museum exhibit.