Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University

The heart of the print collection was given to Wesleyan in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s by Harriet B. and George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), after whom the Davison Art Center is named. In 1952, the DAC was built to house the collection in an addition to the historic Alsop House. The collection continues to grow. In an average year, several hundred works (accepted if they serve the DAC’s educational mission) are given to the museum and others are acquired by purchase; most purchases are made with funds raised by the Friends of the Davison Art Center. Some objects have been made available for loans to selected museums.

The DAC also has a Print Reference Library containing several thousand volumes of reference works. These are used in close conjunction with teaching and learning from original objects in the print collection.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: paintings, Photography and printmaking

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