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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered 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 patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from 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, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, classical, string quartet
    - PROGRAM

    Lingbo Ma - Inseparable

    Robert Schumann - String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41 No. 3

    Anton Webern - Langsamer Satz

    Bela Bartok - String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91


    Chroma Quartet is a Boston-based string quartet. Hailing from the United States, Sweden, and South Korea, members of Chroma Quartet met while playing together at the Taos School of Music and later formed in their current configuration at the New England Conservatory. Through its programming, Chroma Quartet emphasizes contrast of style and expression while exploring creative continuity. Passionate contributors to the community, the ensemble brings music to the younger generation, striving to inspire curiosity and enthusiasm for classical music and artistic communication.

    Members of Chroma Quartet have performed across three continents. They have coached with members of the American, Borromeo, Brentano, Cavani, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, Oslo, Takács, and Ying quartets and have collaborated with musicians such as Carol Rodland, David Requiro, David Ying, Hsin-Yun Huang, Ida Kavafian, Jeffrey Irvine, Máté Szücs, Oleh Krysa, Peter Salaff, and Steve Doane. Festival appearances include Domaine Forget International Music Festival, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Green Lake Festival of Music, Heifetz International Music Institute, Holland Music Sessions, IMS Prussia Cove, Lake George Music Festival, London Masterclasses, Taos School of Music, Banff, Thy Chamber Music Festival, and Violoncelles á Fontfroide.

    Chroma Quartet members are currently engaged in a range of BM, MM, GD, and DMA programs at the New England Conservatory studying with Miriam Fried, Dimitri Murrath, and Laurence Lesser. The quartet is coached by Paul Biss.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry 860.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - April 23-29. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the sky and to understand the weather processes, and to protect the sky as a natural resource. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Monday, April 24th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered 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 patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from 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, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, garden
    - The Lexington Field and Garden Club April evening meeting:
    Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, will describe woody and herbaceous plants with good garden foliage color, architectural structure, multi-season interest and stunning shape and texture characteristics that can be used in a diversity of ways to compliment flowers, provide structure and offer seasonal succession in the mixed border.

    Light refreshments 6:30 pm Keilty Hall, St. Brigid's Church 1995 Mass Ave Lexington
     
           
    Bridget Galdes 781.860.7440 lfgc.pr@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered 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 patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from 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, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Local Events, Orientation (Free Career Training/Education)
    - Job Corps provides free career education training for young adults between the ages of 16-24 and is a program funded by the Federal government. Please join us at one of our weekly Orientation sessions (location is determined based on where applicant resides). We also offer assistance in obtaining your HSE and/or Diploma. For further details and to register, please contact Job Corps Admissions Counselors Xiomara Molina at (781) 397-1921 or Laura Nicholson at (617) 304-1526. Thank-you.
    Job Corps
    1 Salem Street, Suite #205 Malden MA 02148
    Maria Cascio, Administrative Assistant 781.397.1900 cascio.maria@jobcorps.org
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1990, The Hubble telescope is the largest on-orbit observatory to date and is capable of imaging up to 14 billion light years away.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered 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 patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from 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, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Striving to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New moon phase at 8:16 AM, EDT.
     
           

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered 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 patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from 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, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Free, Conversation
    - Honoring the collection bequest from the estate of Ann Kirk Warren ‘50, this program brings together George Abrams, internationally recognized collector of Old Master Dutch drawings, with Susan Schulman, specialist in museum quality Old Master European and American Prints up to 1945, and Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, with Claire Whitner, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis, in conversation on the pleasures, passions, and pitfalls of collecting Old Master prints and drawings.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe 781.283.3386 awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, move
    - $5 donation

    This event is generously sponsored by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home.

    Drawing amazing performances from his cast of professional and non-professional actors, first time filmmaker Yared Zeleke tells his deceptively simple story with a refreshing honesty and naturalness. Beautifully shot against the majestic backdrop of Ethiopia's southern mountains, Lamb is an affecting tale about what people will risk in order to take charge of their own destinies.

    Lamb is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Highly praised in Cannes and Toronto, the film has enjoyed international press attention in the Daily Monitor in Ethiopia, the New York Times, the Guardian, as well as coverage on BBC, CNN, and other media outlets.

    Following the film, director Yared Zeleke of Ethiopia will host a discussion of the film with the audience.

    Year: 2015
    Country: Ethiopia-France-Germany-Norway-Qatar
    Director: Yared Zeleke
    Running Time: 94 minutes
    Language: Amharic
    Subtitles: English
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry 860.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
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    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A public education campaign sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation in which children aged 8-18 to work with adult hosts-parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
     
           

Friday, April 28th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
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    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered 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 patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from 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, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00am | Arts and Entertainment, Jazz
    - It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance. Saxophonist Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner are each bold personalities with strong opinions, equally intense in both musical and verbal exchanges. “The band talks about all kinds of things, many of which are unprintable,” Marsalis admits. “But we have serious musical debates as well.” One of these conversations led to Upward Spiral, the new album with special guest Kurt Elling that Marsalis Music is releasing via OKeh Records on June 10, 2016.

    Cary Hall
    1605 Massachusetts Ave Lexington MA 02420
    Andrew 617.531.1257 aholden@specmgt.com

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