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Department of Art and Design

Art History

The study of art history explores how societies and individuals have used the visual arts to convey the ideas and values that were important to them. (Read more)

Matthew Walsh




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When I was younger, I wanted to be an Archaeologist. Specifically, I wanted to be Indiana Jones, that is, until I learned archaeology wasnt about mystical stones or god devices. I did become a Professor, though, and post-Cranbrook, with a MA in Graphic Design, spent Plaid time in the Pacific Northwest working on freelance for Nike and Plazm and am currently teaching Print and Experience design. For my own personal work, I mix my days with funky calligraphy, writing, and illustration. I have a great, big bushy beard in which you can see words from The Lost Books of Grizzly Adams. If you would like to read it, you can visit

Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan