Fragment: A Museum's Midcentury Legacy

11:00am to 5:00pm Tue, Feb 13 - Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Venue: The Davis Museum

106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

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Works of art housed in museum collections are often pieces of a larger whole--removed, stripped, chiseled, ripped, and cleaned into presentable and aestheticized objects. This exhibition explores fragments acquired in the mid-20th century, when modern taste and art historical pedagogy combined to require authentic and beautiful objects for museum collections. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Exhibitions and Affairs, and Amanda Gilvin, Assistant Curator. Exhibit is located in the Morelle Lasky Levine '56 Works on Paper Gallery. The museum is closed on Mondays. Presented with generous support from The Mary Tebbetts Wolfe '54 Davis Museum Program Fund. Image Credit: Gift of Harriet W. Allen (Class of 1924) 1952.9.b Image Caption: Greek, Fragment of Foot, 4th century B.C.E.

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