davidson.edu department of art


The Van Every/Smith Galleries play a fundamental role in the life of Davidson College. The Galleries provide a challenging forum for the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media for students and members of the Davidson community, as well as for national and international visitors to the campus.

An ongoing series of exhibitions and lectures by visiting artists and scholars nurture individual thinking, develop visual literacy, and inspire a lifelong commitment to the arts.

read more [+]


Russ Warren: Works 1971 – 2015 (VAN EVERY GALLERY)

January 12 – February 14, 2016

Learn More [+]

Clint Sleeper: any percentage of a premonition or nearer the end (SMITH GALLERY)

January 14 – March 10, 2016

Learn More [+]


The Permanent Art Collection serves as a research center by offering students and members of the Davidson community an opportunity to interact with more than 3,200 works of art that span five centuries. Works from the Permanent Art Collection are also loaned to other regional, national, and international art institutions for inclusion in thematic exhibitions. learn more [+]


The Campus Sculpture Program acts as an extension of the college’s permanent art collection of 3,200 pieces of art, which are stored in the Belk Visual Arts Center and parts of which are displayed throughout campus via temporary exhibitions and the “Art in Offices” program. learn more [+]

Poses and Projections: Portraits from the Davidson College Art Collection, a new exhibition at The Light Factory - February 12 – March 25, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and The Light Factory are pleased to announce Poses and Projections, an exhibition of photography from the Davidson College Permanent Art Collection. The exhibition will be on view at the Light Factory from February 12, 2016 through March 25, 2016. Co-curated by Lia Newman and Lili Corbus, Poses and Projections highlights […]

whole story [+]