The Art Department is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students through theory and practice, in the classroom and in the studio, all in the context of a liberal arts institution and a thriving intellectual community. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of art, each year the department produces a season of exhibits, installations, and shows that explore the complexities of the human experience and engages the hearts and minds of a growing audience. Visit the Van Every/Smith Galleries website and Facebook for additional information about upcoming art exhibitions and events.
Common Hour: Coffee + Conversation
Tuesday, Sept. 8 • 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m. • Semans Lecuture Hall, VAC
We have invited four Davidson professors to each show one of Galindo's performances and then discuss. Topics include: civil war, genocide, femicide in Guatemala from a professor of history with a specific focus on legal issues; movement and performance from Professor of Dance Alison Bory; trauma from Professor of Latin American and Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Body Politic from a professor of Hispanic Studies.• • •
Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 25
An internationally acclaimed visual artist specializing in performance art, Galindo is known for pushing her body to the limit to create powerful public works that challenge the inequalities and atrocities that have become commonplace across the globe. This marks Galindo's first exhibition in North Carolina, and the most comprehensive exhibition of her work in the United States, comprising documentation of more than 20 performance art works spanning 15 years, including a new commission specifically made for Davidson College.
The reception will include a live performance from 6-8 p.m. For more details about the exhibition and related programming, visit www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org.
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History of Performance Art: Kristine Stiles
Thursday, Sept. 10 • 6 p.m.
France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University
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Common Hour Talk: Regina Jose Galindo
Tues. Sept. 15 • 11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
The conversation will be translated for non-Spanish speakers. Hosted by Organization of Latino American students and Latin American Studies.
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Informal Dinner + Conversation
September 16 • 6 p.m.
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Film Screening - Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
Thursday, Oct. 1 • 6 p.m.
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Performance Art featuring Local Artists
Wednesday, Oct. 21 • 6 p.m. • VAC