UPDATE: The GVSU Art Gallery in the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts and the George and Barbara Gordon Galleries in the Richard M. Devos Center are temporarily closed due to the University's response to the COVID-19 virus. Please see GVSU's Coronavirus Information Page for more details.

Museum From Home

The GVSU Art Gallery is committed to continuing to deliver content digitally to our community during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to help tell our collective stories through visual literacy to help bring critical thinking and build empathy in our lives, whether in the classroom or within your home virtually.

“Creativity takes courage” - Henri Matisse

We work to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.

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“I wonder what is the cause of the red glow in Matthew Schenk’s painting ‘Post Apocalyptic Airstream’. Is it a campfire or an impending demise? I feel the same heightened sense of uncertainty from this painting, that I feel during COVID-19.” - Megan Daniels, #GVSU Class of 2023

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Discover Alten

Mathias J. Alten: Online Digital Library

The German-born American Impressionist Mathias Joseph Alten, often referred to as the Dean of Michigan painters, is regarded as one of the most celebrated regionalist artists to have worked in the United States.