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Art and Learning Resources

The GVSU Art Gallery collects, manages, exhibits, and interprets the University's art collection to foster experience learning and art engagement within the GVSU community.  The Art Gallery promotes the idea of embracing art in order to improve one’s quality of life.  Interaction with art can inform social discourse, encourage civic dialogue, foster creative and critical thought, and provide avenues for personal reflection.


Visual Literacy

The GVSU art collection consists of works of art from around the world spanning 1,600 years of history. It provides interdisciplinary opportunities for experience learning, curriculum integration, and informal learning experiences for students, faculty, staff, and the public. The entire collection may be viewed online at the Art Gallery's website or via the mobile application Art at GVSU.

The following categorical links were created in an effort to expedite searches for interdisciplinary studies: 

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Incorporating Art in the Classroom

GVSU 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, Objective 3.D.4:

"At least 70% of undergraduate fields of study integrate the institution's art collection into their curricula and use it in their instructional activities."

Share your project or use of art in the classroom with us.


Art in the Classroom -
Faculty Profiles

Faculty-to-Faculty Profile Collection: View examples of art integration in GVSU courses

Learning Initiatives & Pedagogical Approaches

To learn more about a particular initiative or teaching strategy, please select one of the following links:

Please visit the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center for additional resources and information.

Contact Us

Stacey Burns
Programs Manager
burnssta@gvsu.edu
LinkedIn Profile

As Programs Manager for the Art Gallery, Stacey:

  • Organizes programs, tours and other experiences related to Art Gallery exhibitions and collections 
  • Engages the Art Gallery’s online community through social media 
  • Coordinates Grand Valley State University’s participation as an ArtPrize© Venue


Events

Art Gallery Drop-In Studio Flyer on October 24, 2017

Drop-In Studio

October 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us in the gallery for tea and to experiment with Islamic pattern-making & kilim weaving techniques. The studio sessions are free and open to the public.  Tea and craft materials will...

Art Gallery Drop In Studio on October 25, 2017

Drop-In Studio

October 25, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us in the gallery for tea and to experiment with Islamic pattern-making & kilim weaving techniques. The studio sessions are free and open to the public.  Tea and craft materials will...

Pottery for Every Occasion on October 25, 2017

Pottery for Every Occasion

October 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gallery Conversation Series with Professor Jim Goode & Virginia Goode.  Join us for a more in depth look at the stories and collections of Afghanistan to Morocco:...

Drop-In Studio on October 26, 2017

Drop-In Studio

October 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the gallery for tea and to experiment with Islamic pattern-making & kilim weaving techniques. The studio sessions are free and open to the public.  Tea and craft materials will...

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