Wellesley College Friends of Art
Join Wellesley College's Friends of Art for several upcoming, exclusive events at the top of the new year!
NY Friends of Art tours
January 18 at 6 pm Jewish Museum: Modigliani Unmasked
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884–1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign émigrés. The premise of the exhibition is that Modigliani's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew in Paris at that time is pivotal to understanding his artistic output. The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 works, puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s early drawings from the collection of Dr. Paul Alexandre, the artist's close friend and first patron. Also included is a selection of Modigliani's paintings, sculptures, and drawings from other collections from around the world. Modigliani’s art is complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences — African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer — that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
February 3 at 10:15 am Met Museum: David Hockney
For nearly 60 years, David Hockney (British, born 1937) has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges. This major retrospective honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present. The exhibition offers a grand overview of the artist's achievements across all media, including painting, drawing, photography, and video. Our tour will be led by Barbara Biel ’76 who is a Volunteer Guide at the Met.
We encourage you to purchase your ticket(s) at this link soon as space is limited!