Davison Gallery

The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Gallery
Designed to Teach; Informed by Faith

Davison GalleryCultural Life Center, Lower Kodak Atrium
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624

Kathrine Page, Gallery Director

The Davison Gallery opened its doors fall 1996 under a generous donation by Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison.

To serve as a cultural center by holding numerous exhibitions each year intended to teach, foster dialogue, integrate faith, and engage with original works of art, thus validating the epitome of artistic experience. The gallery serves to help student and the community develop life-long habits of contemplation, sharpen perceptual, reflective, and observational skills; and further, to teach that human experience contains complex layers of expression.

Exhibition Programs
The gallery offers seven exhibitions annually that explore various media, processes, and genres. The exhibition program examines the works of accomplished and emerging local and international artists and alumni, as well as exhibitions by the students and the art studio faculty. All exhibitions are accompanied by gallery colloquies or lectures that are free and open to the public.

Permanent Collection
Since the collection’s inception, 19th through 21st century European and American painting, ceramics, and works of art on paper, with particular strength in prints and photographs, have provided the central focus of our collection activity. A significant portion of the collection is on view at all times throughout the campus.

Gallery Apprentice Program
Offers a low ratio of mentoring and rounds out students’ art education through this work-study experience, while providing public relations and gallery operation experience.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.