Welcome to the Davis Gallery!

The University of Denver’s newest exhibition space is a student-powered initiative for community creative projects located in the lobby of Shwayder Art Building. The Davis Gallery was founded in the name of Helen Davis, a generous supporter of the arts, with additional funding from LinkAGES. The creation of the Davis Gallery was spearheaded by Roddy MacInnes, Professor of Photography at the School of Art and Art History, who now serves as the faculty supervisor of the space. Constructed during the 2021-2022 academic year, the space first opened to the public in January 2022.

The Davis Gallery is open to all DU community members. Each academic year, two graduate students are selected to coordinate, install, and assist with curating a calendar of rotating exhibitions. These two students are referred to as the Programming and Engagement Coordinators. Exhibitions are submitted online, and then selected by the Davis Gallery committee. Though housed in the Schwayder Art Building, dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts, the Davis Gallery is open to all DU campus. The Davis Gallery, along with the Vicki Myhren Gallery, is intended as an appendage to the School of Art and Art History’s educational mission. The Davis Gallery is specifically oriented towards important student professional development, cross-disciplinary collaborations, student community collaborations, and experimental exhibitions. By providing a safe space to show works and ideas, the gallery hopes to facilitate exciting conversations and opportunities for the DU campus community and beyond.