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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.

Key: Gallery = Van Every/Smith Galleries, Belk Visual Art Center; DFPH = Duke Family Performance Hall

2018-19 Exhibitions and Programs

Faculty Artwork

Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty

Reception: August 30, 2018 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Gallery
On View: August 20–October 5, 2018 • Gallery

Each year, the Van Every/Smith Galleries present a faculty-related exhibition. This year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Art Center, we present Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty. The exhibition features work from 10 individuals who taught at Davidson in a short-term capacity between 1997 and 2016 including Tonya Clay, Debra Fisher, Darren Douglas Floyd, McArthur Freeman, Ray Kleinlein, Liss LaFleur, Lydia Musco, Clinton Sleeper, and locally, Nathaniel Rogers '02 and Felicia van Bork.

Ray Kleinlein, Black Shoes, 2018, Oil on canvas, 19 x 22 inches

Yinka Shonibare MBE: The American Library

Yinka Shonibare MBE: The American Library

On View: October 25–December 14, 2018 • Gallery

In the fall of 2018, Wind Sculpture (SG) I, a large-scale outdoor work by Yinka Shonibare MBE, will be permanently installed and dedicated on campus. In order to provide additional context for this work, the Galleries will present The American Library, an exhibition featuring Shonibare's new project of the same name, along with related sculptures, photographs, and a film.

Yinka Shonibare MBE:The British Library, 2014, Hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold foiled names. Image courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery; Photographer: Stephen White

Yinka Shonibare Sculpture

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) I Sculpture Dedication

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 • 4:30 p.m. Entrance of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center

Yinka Shonibare MBE: In Conversation with Davidson College President Carol Quillen

Thursday, November 15, 2018  7 p.m. DFPH
Reception immediately following the lecture • Gallery