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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 24, 2014 Page 5 The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Presents A Frank De Pasquale Venture FIGMENT OF THE PAST: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis Figment of the Past: Ve- netian Works on Paper from the Davis, an exhibi- tion celebrating the Davis Museum's rich holdings of early modern Venetian works on paper from the 16th century to the end of the Republic of Venice (1797), opens on February 5% Inspired by this extraor- dinary city during a period in which Venice ruled as an economic and artistic power-house, the exhibition displays 25 works by artists including Palma il Giovane, Canaletto and Tiepolo, among others. On view through May 4th in the Morelle Lasky Levine '56 Works on Paper Gallery, the exhibition is free and open to the general public. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday; Feb- ruary 5% from 6:30-8:00 pm. Privileging water over land -- Venice's unusual topography and cultural riches have dazzled and overwhelmed centuries of residents and visitors. For some, like the writer Henry James, it was a portal to the past. For others, Venice rep- resented an alternate way of living that ignited the artis- tic imagination. According to Eve Straus- sman-Pflanzer, senior cura- tor of collections and cura- tor of Figment of the Past, "The Davis Museum's hold- ings of Venetian works on paper encompass a range of media from drawings (on vellum and paper) to prints (engravings, etchings and woodcuts). These sheets illustrate many stages of the artistic process -- from figure and compositional studies to investigations of light and perspective. The veduta, or viewing painting, drawing or print, which figures prominently in this exhibition, was invented expressly to satisfy the visitor's desire to take home a visual record of their so- journ. Also explored is the function that individual works on paper served both in the artistic process and daily life -- a burgeoning area of academic inquiry. More than painting and sculpture, works on paper, due to their modest scale, provide an intimate view of the period in which they were made." Collected largely during the 20th century -- particu- larly while John McAndrew was director of the Wellesley College Art Museum from 1947- 1957--this exhibition is as much an exploration of La Serenissima, as the Ve- netian Republic was called, as a testament to Wellesley College's vision as a collect- ing institution. McAndrew's legacy extends beyond cam- pus, as he was a founder and first chairman of Save Venice Inc., a foundation de- voted to protecting and re- storing the art and buildings of Venice from sea level rise. Figment of the Past: Vene- tian Works on Paper is pre- sented with generous sup- Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico, La Sacra famiglia- eseedallaporta di unacitt~t (The Holy Family Leaving by a City Gate),' from the series "Ideepittoreschesopra la Fuga in Egitto" (Picturesque Ideas on the Flight into Egypt) published 1753. Etching sheet: 7 3/16 in. x 9 1/2 in. (18.3 cm x 24.1 cm) Museum purchase 1973.18. Tony Matelli, Arrange- ment, 2012, painted bronze, 33 x 16 x 22 in. Collection of Scott and Cissy Wolfe. port from the Marjorie Schechter Bronfman '38 and Gerald Bronfman Endow- ment for Works on Paper. EXHIBITION EVENTS Opening Celebration: Wednesday, February 5th [ Artist Talk - Tony Matelli: New Gravity at 5:30 pm, Collins Cinema ] Recep- tion from 6:30-8:00 pm, Davis Galleries and Lobby I Free Join us in celebrating the openings of our spring exhi- bitions! Artist Tony Matelli kicks off the evening with a special talk about his exhi- bition New Gravity in Collins Cinema. A reception follows in the Davis Lobby, honoring Tony MateUi: New Gravity and Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis. Reading - Landscapes of Italian Poetry: Views of Venice -- Tuesday, Febru- ary 18th l 2:30 pm l Morelle Lasky Levine '56 Works on Paper Gallery [ Free Students from Associate Professor Sergio Parussa's seminar ITAS 320: Land- scapes of Italian Poetry will present a reading of Italian poetry inspired by works in the exhibition Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Pa- per from the Davis. As part of their presentation, students will also discuss their inter- pretations of the texts and images. Poetry readings will be in Italian, with discus- sion in English. Lecture - Paolo Veronese: Drawings, the Workshop and the Perils of Connoisseurship with John Marciari -- Thursday, Feb- ruary 27th [ 6:00 pm l Collins Cinema [ Free Dr. Marciari's lecture fo- cuses on the work of leading Italian Renaissance painter and draftsman Paolo Veronese in relation to the works on view in the exhi- bition Figment of the Past. Dr. Marciari introduces Veronese's work as a drafts- man and explores the con- tentious formulation of the Veronese drawing canon, specifically to examine is- sues surrounding the use of Veronese's drawings within his workshop and collabora- tive works by Veronese's students. Co-sponsored by the Davis and the Wellesley College Art Department, with support from The Edwards Fhnd. Gallery Walk - Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis with Eve Strauss- man-Pflanzer and Barbara Lynn-Davis -- Thursday, April 3rd [ 3:00 pm [ Morelle Lasky Levine '56 Works on Paper Gallery [ Free Senior Curator of Collec- tions Eve Straussman- Pflanzer and Visiting Lec- turer in Art Barbara Lynn- Davis explore representa- tions of Venice in the exhi- bition, with particular focus on how Venetian artists experienced, represented and imagined their city during the height of the Grand Tour. Davis Museum is located at Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, Mass. Museum Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Wednesday until 8:00 pro, and Sunday, noon-4:00 pro. Closed Mondays, holidays, and Wellesley College recesses. Admission is free and open to the public. 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NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2014. The work includes LABOR, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR SURFACE PREPARATION AND PAINTING AT ALL MASSPORT PROPERTIES ON AN ON-CALL, AS- NEEDED BASIS OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of PAINTING. The estimated contract cost is ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS $100,000. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 443 inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed: The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. 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