Symposium: Fragments and the Modernist Aesthetic @ Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley [16 February]

Symposium: Fragments and the Modernist Aesthetic


47
16
February
14:00 - 17:00

 Facebook event page
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
Symposium: Fragments and the Modernist Aesthetic
Friday, February 16, 2018 — 2:00pm
Collins Cinema

The fragments collected by Wellesley from the 1940s until the 1960s reflected modernist tastes that encompassed not only African masks, Mediterranean antiquities, and medieval architectural elements, but also abstract painting, inventive architecture, and sleek design. Guest speakers and attendees will examine the role fragments played in the mid-century modernism shaped by artists, collectors, and museums. This afternoon symposium will include presentations by art historian and critic Aruna D’Souza and Ithaca College Assistant Professor Risham Majeed, with discussion led by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at Wellesley Elizabeth Minor.

(Image: Unknown, Greek, Fragment of Foot, Hellenistic period, 4th century B.C.E., Marble, 2 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (6.99 x 15.88 x x 6.35 cm). Gift of Harriet W. Allen (Class of 1924), 1952.9.b)
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

The most anticipated events in Boston :

P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
TD Garden
P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
TD Garden
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Boch Center
The King Romeo Santos
Agganis Arena
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled
TD Garden
MFA Late Nites
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
SOLD OUT: Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
The Wilbur
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Boch Center
The most popular events in your news feed!