Art Collection Database

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The GVSU art collection consists of more than 25,000 works of art including public sculpture, prints and drawings, American Impressionism, international art, photography, contemporary art, and more. Artists represented in the collection range from GVSU faculty, students, and alumni; to regional Michigan artists; to nationally and internationally renowned artists. Most of the collection is on view and can be found throughout university buildings on campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Traverse City, and Detroit. GVSU's art collection database offers many search features as well as a login function that enables users to create, save, and share searches.

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Highlights from four major categories: photography, works on paper, sculpture, and paintings. 


Artwork grouped by topic, field of study, or other academic-based categories.


The art collection is made up of many smaller collections that share a single origin whether it's the artist, donor, time period, medium or another common trait. 


Almost half of the GVSU art collection is on public view in and around campus buildings.

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A Note About Open Source

GVSU utilizes the open source collection management system Collective Access to manage the visual art collection. Collective Access is free open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections.

The GVSU Art Gallery is an active leader and contributor to the global Collective Access community and has created Collective Access Local Consortium for area users.


For additional information, please contact:

Nicole Webb
Collections Manager
[email protected]

Page last modified November 22, 2022