New Exhibitions Featured in Davis Museum
The Davis Museum presents several new exhibits for spring 2015. This season’s displays include works from renowned Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, who is known for Middle Eastern influences prevalent in his sculptures. The exhibit has been named as one of The Boston Globe’s Top 10 upcoming exhibitions in the Winter Arts Preview and was spotlighted by the Financial Times. Another spring display includes landscape explorations by Rembrandt and other Dutch Golden Age artists. Michael Craig-Martin, a conceptual artist, reconstructs French Post-Impressionist artist George Seurat’s work in his contemporary exhibitions. Spanish artist Francesc Torres, Wellesley’s Spring 2014 Mellon Visiting Artist, showcases his media work through archival footage exploring the historical Abraham Lincoln Brigade. The last exhibition, Warhol@Wellesley, displays the Davis’s collection of pop art, including photographs and prints by the renowned artist Andy Warhol.
Alumni Achievement Awards to be presented to influential alumnae
The Alumni Achievement Award is presented annually to three alumnae who have distinguished themselves in their fields and have been nominated through a highly selective process with multiple rounds of deliberations. This year’s award winners include Suzanne Ciani ’68, a five-time Grammy nominee and Indie Music Awards Winner, Jean Kilbourne ’64, renowned filmmaker and pioneer media activist and Nancy Kornblith Kopp ’65, current State Treasurer of Maryland and former member of the Maryland House of Delegates. The Achievement Award, the highest honor to be given to alumnae of the College, will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Alumnae Hall. Students, alums, faculty and staff are invited to attend the ceremony.