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Art In Your Inbox

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Arts & Entertainment, News


Art in Your Inbox is provided by the Van Every / Smith Galleries at Davidson College

Pandemic to Protests

We are pleased to present From Pandemic to Protests: Visualizing Social Isolation and Social Injustices through the Davidson College Permanent Art Collection. The exhibition is on view from August 20 – October 4, 2020, at the Van Every/Smith Galleries in the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Art Center. The selected prints, photographs, videos, drawings, and sculptures from our collection were assembled because, regardless of artists’ original intentions or conceptions, the works visualize or evoke some of the emotions we are experiencing in 2020—a time marred by both social isolation and social injustices.

At this time, due to Covid-19, the Galleries will only be open to the campus community, but more information about the artists and artworks can be found here.


Warhol Polaroids

With this coming semester’s theatre production of She Kills Monsters and well as an upcoming exhibition in the Van Every/Smith Galleries focused on portraiture in mind, this student-curated exhibition displays a suite of Andy Warhol’s famous polaroids with an eye toward gender expression and the artist’s legacy as a queer creator. Andy Warhol:  Polaroids, curated by Sebi Sola-Sole ’21, will be on view this Fall in the Cunningham Theater Center. Click here to learn more about what pieces will be showcased.


Environment Endured

An Environment Endured, a student-curated exhibition, will be on view this semester in Hamilton W. McKay Atrium within the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center. Emilie Hoke ’21 and Adrienne Lee ’21 have selected works contemporary from the Galleries’ permanent art collection to spark dialogue about the nuanced layers of environmental thought and offer an introspective moment to reevaluate our relationship with nature. Click hereto learn more.


President’s Collection

This Fall in the Spencer Lobby of Chambers Building, find work from the personal collection of President Carol Quillen and her spouse, George McLendon. We asked them to share a selection of works with the campus community that demonstrate the power and potential of visual art. President Quillen and George McLendon hope many of these artworks will become a part of the college’s permanent art collection. Click here to learn what pieces they chose and why!


Internship Opportunity

We are seeking a collaborative and creative individual for a one-year Mellon-funded paid internship position for “Stories to be Told: Race, Racism, and Accountability on Campus,” a college-wide initiative that will transform key campus spaces into interactive sites for interrogating race and racism. This intern will help us identify the limitations of the Galleries’ collection and work to address these shortcomings. Click the image for more! Apply through Handshake today!

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