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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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Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness (VAN EVERY GALLERY)

September 10 – October 25, 2015

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Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness (SMITH GALLERY)

September 10 – October 24, 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 [+]

Alumni Art Collectors Lend Works for Exhibition -

June 05, 2015 by Morgan Orangi ’13 There are two things you might not know about Davidson College. One: the college possesses a collection of more than 3,100 works of art by artists such as Jim Dine, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Kiki Smith and Bruegel. Two: many Davidson alumni and families collect art and generously loan or promise works […]

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