Art in Public Spaces

sheryl budnik painting in lobby

The GVSU Art Gallery collects, manages, exhibits, and interprets the university's art collection to foster experiential learning and art engagement with the Grand Valley community. Interaction with art can inform social discourse, encourage civic dialogue, foster creative and critical thought, and provide avenues for personal reflection. Art on view in each GVSU building has been thoughtfully curated to reflect the programs and offices occupying those spaces. Selecting works of art for public view is a collaborative effort that fosters strengthened ties between departments.

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Featured Buildings

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Work Requests

Have you noticed damage to an artwork on campus? Planning a department redesign? We can help! Please use our Help Center for all art-related orders, including, but not limited to, placing new art, moving existing art, removing or fixing damaged art, frames, or labels.

To create a work order, use any of the following methods;

  • Fill out a 'Submit a Request' form linked here
  • Email [email protected],com
  • Click on the 'Help' button on the bottom-right of this webpage. 

A GVSU Art Gallery staff member will answer your request in a timely manner.

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Virtual and Self-Guided Tours

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2 Minute Tours

2 minute tour of artwork at Haas Center for Performing Arts

2 Minute Virtual Tours of Art on Campus

Watch this series of 2-minute tours of artwork inside GVSU campus buildings. 

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Art at GVSU is a free mobile application for the iPhone and Android devices that provides access to the more than 23,000 pieces of art in the university's collection. Download the app in the App Store or Play Store to access self-guided tours with Google Maps implementation and a complete list of every artwork in GVSU buildings

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Contact Us

For questions about replacing, updating, or adding artwork to campus buildings, offices, or related spaces, please contact Art Gallery Project Manager, Alison Chistensen; [email protected].

Page last modified November 21, 2023