Fall Arts Celebration: Featured Exhibition

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection

August 22 – October 31, 2014
Fall Arts Celebration Reception: September 30, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
GVSU Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

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Throughout their long marriage, businessman and philanthropist Stuart Padnos and his wife Barbara amassed a notable collection of art filling their waterfront home in Holland, Michigan. The collection served as an overview of both European and American art of the twentieth century and as a legacy to the couple’s evolving artistic aesthetic and wide range of interests. The couple’s shared passion for collecting joined notable international names such as Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Joan Miro and Paul Emile Pissarro with American regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton, Childe Hassam, Grandma Moses and Mathias Alten.

The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation gifted a significant portion of the couple’s art collection to Grand Valley State University in 2013. Previously, in memory of his wife’s adventurous and open-minded spirit, Stuart Padnos established the Barbara H. Padnos International Scholarship for Grand Valley students. In 2005, Stuart established the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Chair in Art and Design to promote the teaching of art at Grand Valley, and the exhibition space in the Calder Art Center was named to honor the couple’s generosity and commitment to the arts.

For more information about Fall Arts Celebration 2014 events, please visit gvsu.edu/fallarts or call 616.331.2185.

From Panos Collection

"Ponts de la Seine" (Detail)
Jean Dufy (French, 1888 - 1964)
Oil on Canvas, ca 1953 - 1954
14" x 17.5"
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


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