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Mission Statement

The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Gallery

Designed to Teach; Informed by Faith

Supported by the Division of Visual Arts since 1996, the Davison Gallery operates as an integral resource within the Division's academic program, and as a cultural center for students and the greater Rochester community.

Complementing the educational goals of Roberts Wesleyan College, the Davison Gallery prepares service-oriented students for professional careers by providing a venue for volunteering, by stimulating students to integrate their faith with active learning, moreover providing space for research and critical, objective thinking into areas of contextual religion, culture, gender, and ethnicity. A campus gallery offers space to develop life-long habits of contemplation; sharpen perceptual, reflective, and observational skills, and further, to teach that human experience contains complex layers of expression.

The Davison Gallery curates six to nine exhibitions annually that explore various media, processes, and genres to foster dialogue in and out of the classroom setting. Working with the Division's curriculum, the exhibition program examines the works of accomplished and emerging local and international artists and alumni. Additionally, it offers annual exhibitions by students as well as the art studio faculty. All exhibitions are accompanied by gallery colloquies or lectures that are free and open to the public.