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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

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