• Sampling of three artworks in Collected: (l-r) Equestrian Figures (unknown), Patch by Robert Rauschenberg and Study for Marriage Tree by Dennis Oppenheim.



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.


Collected: Works from Alumni Art Collections

June 5-August 30

Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 4 p.m. Hours in conjunction with Reunion Weekend, June 5-7:

  • Friday, June 5 – Noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7 – Noon-4 p.m.

Summer hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Van Every Gallery

image of Danie Steely '14 artwork, cloth hanging by green and brown painted storage box

Rising Senior Art Majors

May 28-July 30

Having early exposure to what is involved in preparing for an exhibition, rising senior art majors experience first-hand the many steps required in showing their work. Come see a sneak peak of next year's Senior Studio Art Major Shows.

Smith Gallery


Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS

Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS, co-curated by Ann Fox, Dave Wessner, Lia Newman and Rosemary Gardner, featured works of art examining the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from science and art perspectives. The exhibition featured 12 artists and a variety of media. Please visit Davidson College Art Galleries for a complete list of related events.


The Solar Airstream Fab Lab is a 1960's Airstream converted into a digital sculpture lab and research studio, harnessing solar energy via 2 x 22ft panels on the roof it is primarily a mobile studio for small scale production of art. Housing Paul Higham's custom built rapid prototype machine where he manifests objects from data, whilst Coral Lambert works at each site developing environmental foundry processes utilizing the mobility of the studio.



This exhibition–Plensa's first comprehensive exhibition in North Carolina–featured works on paper as well as sculptural works in bronze and steel.

Project 35

Organized by Independent Curators International, Project 35 highlights the work of 35 international video artists and filmmakers selected by 35 international curators.

Kymia Nawabi: Lodestar

Nawabi's recent works are inspired by her research on alchemy, Greek & Egyptian mythology and religions from around the world.


A solo exhibition of sculptural works.

Senior Student Art Majors

Davidson's senior art majors-see listing below-presented their works during individual shows. Watch this video for an inside look at two recent art major graduates putting together their senior shows. 

  • Kayli Rideout '15; On View: March 12-21
  • Vera Shulman '15; On View: March 24-April 2
  • Stewy Robertson ‘15; On View: April 10-19
  • Teresa Lacks '15; April 22-May 1

Annual Student Art Exhibition

This exhibition featured nearly 60 works of art in a variety of media-printmaking, digital art, painting, drawing and sculpture-by Davidson students, both art and non-art majors. This was a great opportunity to add work to your personal art collection.