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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.

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2015 Student Exhibition (VAN EVERY GALLERY)

April 23 – May 6, 2015

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Teresa Lacks: Rusty as hell and full of lather and hairs and crap (SMITH GALLERY)

April 22 – May 1, 2015

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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 [+]

Ai Weiwei film screening rescheduled - February 13, 2014

Due to inclement weather, the screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry  has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.  Please join gallery staff  for a screening of the documentary and a post-film discussion with Dr. Fuji Lozada and Dr. Margaret McCarthy. The event, supported by the Davidson College Multicultural Affairs, is […]

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