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THE MISSION of DAVIDSON COLLEGE ART GALLERIES

People gathered in art gallery to view artwork during opening receptionMission Statement for the Exhibition Program:

The Van Every/Smith Galleries play a fundamental role in the pedagogical 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 on-going series of challenging exhibitions and lectures by visiting artists and scholars nurture individual thinking, develop visual literacy, and inspire a lifelong commitment to the arts.

Mission Statement for the Permanent Art Collection:

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 3.100 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 and/or individual retrospectives.

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“Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness” Review in Sculpture Magazine - November 2016

Regina José Galindo: Acts of Endurance by Barbara Schreiber Regina José Galindo’s performances are often shocking and degrading. Sometimes naked, she is tasered, hit, bloodied, anesthetized, urinated on, or left for dead. “Bearing Witness,” at North Carolina’s David son College last fall, was Galindo’s first solo show in the United States. Curator Lia Newman gathered […]

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