• Charlottean Amy Bagwell will be one of four writers joining to discuss "The Good Writer: Literary Ethics and the Literary Artist" on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

  • A new translation and setting revitalizes the ancient comedy to include a rock band and aerial work.

  • Read Davidson welcomes author Lee Smith to the Lilly Family Gallery on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Smith's The Last Girls was on the New York Times bestseller list.

  • This moving piece tells the tale of what is both lost and won when a hard truth is unleashed to the world.

  • From the South Western Townships (an acronym of which forms its name) of Johannesburg, Soweto Gospel Choir has entertained and inspired since 2002.

Friends of the Arts

The arts play a vital role in fostering creativity, collaboration and learning at Davidson. Members of Friends of the Arts support the visual, performing and literary arts at Davidson College. Because of the generosity of our members, the college offers dynamic programs that enhance the academic curriculum at the college and expand audiences' awareness of and accessibility to the arts in our community. Specifically, faculty and student projects in the music, theatre, visual and literary arts are supported by Friends of the Arts.

The artist-in-residence program is also supported by Friends of the Arts and it remains essential to the creative life of the college. The college is proud to host renowned guest vocalists, musicians, dance troupes and theatre companies from around the world as part of the Smith Artist Series and Concert Series. 

Davidson hosts traveling gallery exhibits, student and faculty works, and our own extensive permanent collection of visual art at the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center. And throughout the academic year, our exceptional Davidson students share the stages, contribute to the galleries and reach into the community as part of the many performances, exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures.

Become a Member

Friends of the Arts members make these connections possible. Membership benefits are available at various giving levels, including special events for donors, priority ticketing and seating, advanced notification of performances, exhibits and lectures by email and wonderful volunteer opportunities.

We invite you to learn more about the arts at Davidson College and hope you will join our efforts by making a tax-deductible gift today. For more information, please contact Sherry Malushizky, director of Friends of the Arts, at 704-894-2101.

Art Department Welcomes Jaume Plensa to Davidson's Campus

The Davidson College Art Department will host artist Jaume Plensa on campus Thursday, Oct. 23. He will give a lecture in the Lilly Family Gallery at 7 p.m. An exhibition preview and reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. in the Van Every/Smith Galleries in the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center. Registration for the evening is required. Plensa's work will be on display Thursday, Oct. 23-Wednesday, Dec. 17 in Visual Arts Center.