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Davis Museum

106 Central St, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
+1 781-283-2051
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World Class Art Museum in Wellesley

Davis Museum is a world class art museum located on the beautiful Wellesley College campus... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donald K
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Wellesley, MA, United States
Suburban Museum find with some great classics

The Davis Museum is on the Wellesley College Campus. It has some classics with some Abstract and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
djfurlong
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Davis is home to distinguished permanent collections from around the globe; holdings include paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and decorative objects, from antiquity to the contemporary moment. Dynamic gallery presentations and richly varied temporary exhibitions are designed to engage visitors in looking anew at the visual arts, and enhance the Davis’s role as a vital campus resource for cross-disciplinary teaching and study. There’s always something for everyone at the Davis!
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106 Central St, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Davis Museum is a world class art museum located on the beautiful Wellesley College campus. Absolutely worth a visit if you spend any time in "the most educated town in the USA." It dates back to 1889.

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Davis Museum is on the Wellesley College Campus. It has some classics with some Abstract and Modern pieces. It was a surprise to see a Monet painting, a Rodin Sculpture as well as an Andy Warhol piece. I went on a Sunday there was...More

Thank djfurlong
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The Davis underwent an extensive remodeling last year, and the results are nice. The main attraction, of course, is the art. The collection is extensive and varied, and has a number of excellent pieces. This is well worth a visit, particularly since there is no...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit with couples ,families ,friends, and can be done in an hour or two.Various changing exhibits, and permanent ones as well. Worth a trip. Easy parking, and in a beautiful location.

Thank sophill
Reviewed 1 March 2017

First visit was a few weeks ago; extensive and varied choices from international history and the arts. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no cost (donations appreciated), free parking not too far away, and 5 floors of lovely and thoughtful exhibits. We learned that...More

Thank Cheryl103
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This week Davis Museum reopened after months of redecorating. They now have an app that you can use on your Mobil device that features tours of the galleries, educational content and location-based content. While I could not get the location notification to work, I was...More

Thank corsha1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful and welcoming...special events for new exhibits and a little theatre for fils next to the museum...I go often!

Thank tamingofthestew
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Art, history and architecture converge at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, one of the oldest and arguably best academic fine arts museums in the United States. Designed by award-winning architect Rafael Moneo, and a jewel in the crown of Boston's venerable Wellesley College, Davis...More

Thank Ghentleman
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The Davis Museum is housed in a nice building, though that building is undergoing major renovations. As a result, there is only a single exhibit open at present, an unusual exhibit about a video game artist's work. The entire museum will be closed from late...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is the art museum on the campus of Wellesley College. There are 3 or 4 floors, with the main rotating exhibition in the main gallery space on the lower level, and the permanent collection and smaller exhibitions upstairs. Some of the exhibitions are quite...More

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