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.

Incorporating Art in the Classroom

GVSU 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, Objective 3.D.4:
At least 15% of faculty 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.

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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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
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


Alten Afternoon: A Musical Celebration of Mathias J. Alten

July 13, 2019 4:00 PM

Please join Grand Valley State University for a live musical event at the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery in the Richard M. DeVos Center, Building E, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The program...

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