Davis Museum at Wellesley College

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Davis Museum and Cultural Center)
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 42°17′37.3884″N 71°18′26.19″W / 42.293719000°N 71.3072750°W / 42.293719000; -71.3072750

Davis Museum at Wellesley College

The Davis Museum in Wellesley, Massachusetts is located on the Wellesley College campus. The college art collection was first displayed in the Farnsworth Art Building, founded in 1889. The museum in its present form opened in 1993 in a building designed by Rafael Moneo.[1]

The permanent collection of about 11,000 objects ranges from antiquity to the present day. The artists represented in the collection include Jacopo Sansovino, Pinturicchio, Giorgio Vasari, Lavinia Fontana, Angelica Kauffmann, Ammi Phillips, John Singleton Copley, George Inness, Paul Cézanne, Georg Kolbe, Oskar Kokoschka, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt[2] as well as works by Giacomo Manzù and Alberto Diego Giacometti. A large, recently restored mosaic from Antioch, excavated in a joint expedition with the Worcester Art Museum, is also present.[3]


  1. ^ "History". Wellesely college. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ Marshall, Traute (2009). Art Museums PLUS: Cultural Excursions in New England. UPNE. pp. 240–242. 
  3. ^ "Festina lente: Conserving Antiquity opens at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College on January 30". Artfix Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wikimedia Commons