The Art Major and Minor at Davidson

The Art Department is designed around two principal areas: creative practice and critical studies.

You can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree or a minor with an emphasis in either art history or studio art, and the two disciplines are closely entwined. Our goal is to encourage creative approaches to learning in all disciplines as part of the broader liberal arts curriculum.

Student Art Exhibitions

Each year, senior studio art majors host a reception to share their capstone work in the spring semester before they graduate. Their work is also on view in the Van Every/Smith Galleries for a period of time. The exhibitions can also be explored virtually through a dedicated web presence for each student that includes a virtual gallery, an artist talk and a studio tour.

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Courses You Might Take

ART 216

Age of Artistic Revolutions


The hundred year period from 1790 to 1890 witnessed the greatest series of revolutions in painting in the entire history of Western art.  When these hundred years began art was produced for the sake of the Church or…

ART 209

Advanced Sculpture


Sculptural concepts with attention to complex processes such as large-scale fabrication and bronze casting. Individual development of particular media chosen by the student. (Formerly ART 309 - Advanced Sculpture)

ART 109

ART 246

Latin Amer Art & Visual Cultur

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