Inspiring creative minds for lives of leadership and service

Sculpture. Readings. Plays. Exhibitions. Chorale. It's all happening here.

At Davidson, our focus is on collaborating across the arts and sciences, creating a transdisciplinary approach to learning for all students.


At the Galleries

The William H. Van Every and Edward M. Smith Galleries support the academic mission of the college through the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media. Gallery exhibitions and programs nurture individual thinking, develop visual literacy, and inspire a lifelong commitment to the arts.

Exhibitions and Collections

Artist Series

The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series offers an ever-growing selection of entertainment, culture and quality, bringing acts to campus such as Second City, Urban Bush Women and Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

The faculty and students who participate in the Union Board Artist Series Committee take great pride in selecting and presenting a series for students, faculty, staff and community members to enjoy.

Artist Series

Friends of the Arts

We’re able to offer exceptional fine arts education, outreach, and cultural programs because of the generosity of our donors. The Friends of the Arts society supports the arts on campus by funding faculty and student projects, an artist-in-residence program, performances, gallery exhibits, and concert series.