Art at GVSU Mobile Application

Art at GVSU preview


Art at GVSU is a free mobile application for the iPhone and Android devices that provides access to the more than 25,000 pieces of art in the university's collection.

Art at GVSU features:

  • tours with Google Maps implementation
  • complete lists of artwork in every GVSU building
  • search tools to find additional information on your favorite artwork
  • full social media integration
  • Augmented Reality support (in progress)

Use the app casually and socially between classes to interact with the artwork around you on campus. Easily save your favorites for later. Share your art discoveries with your friends.

Find and save artwork for visual learning of the University's art collection into your classroom curriculum. Need help? Please refer to our Art and Learning Resources.

Explore campus by following an art tour and discover the vast art collection at GVSU.

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New features and enhancements are currently under development, such as augmented reality, tablet optimization, and the ability for faculty and students to submit their own contributions. The app was built by the GVSU Applied Computing Institute and students in the School of Computing and Informations Systems by utilizing the Art Gallery's online collection database


The GVSU Art Gallery has now officially released the app codebase under the Apache-2.0 license for open source projects. This means that any institution may now use and edit this codebase for their own collections. The current feature set supported includes:

  • walking tours with geolocations
  • object details
  • full searching capabilities
  • QR label scanning
  • saving and sharing favorites
  • augmented reality

There are currently two GitHub repositories for this project, one for iOS and the other for Android.

Augmented Reality Prototype, 2022

Augmented Reality Prototype, 2022


For additional information, please contact:

Nathan Kemler
Director of Galleries and Collections
[email protected]

Page last modified October 2, 2023