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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.


In The Van Every Gallery

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual

October 19 – December 8, 2017

For the last ten years, Bob Trotman has titled his exhibitions Business as Usual – a catch phrase that reflects the implacable force of profit-making which lies at the heart of corporate culture and much government policy. Whether with enthusiasm or reluctance, Trotman’s anonymous figures seem to be operating in a darkly familiar system that favors […]

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In The Smith Gallery

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual, continued

October 19 – December 8, 2017

Trotman’s exhibition continues in the Smith Gallery.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Jen Ray: Surrounded by Wolves
(Van Every Gallery)
On View: January 25 – March 3, 2018

Arthur Jafa: Love in the Message, the Message is Death
(Smith Gallery)
On View: January 25 – March 3, 2018

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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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