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Portraiture: Cartes-de-visites to Selfies

Portraiture: Cartes-de-visites to Selfies

Photographic portraits have evolved from highly posed black and white images of primarily wealthy individuals into an ultra-easy, ubiquitous part of our daily lives. Learn more about this evolution in our latest blog post.

Sep 1, 2022

Portraiture: Paintings to Photographs

Portraiture: Paintings to Photographs

Portraiture, the human desire to capture our own likeness, is one of the oldest art forms. Learn more about portraiture in the GVSU art collection.

Aug 1, 2022

Tiny Art, Big Stories: The History of Mughal Miniature Paintings

Tiny Art, Big Stories: The History of Mughal Miniature Paintings

At a distance, Indian miniature paintings convey vividly colorful stories of scripture, people, and events throughout the ages. On closer examination, they are a kaleidoscope of tiny, intricate brushstrokes applied delicately with a single-haired brush.

Jul 7, 2022

The Craft of Textile Art

The Craft of Textile Art

From the clothes we wear to the decorative rugs on our floors, we interact with textiles every day. Learn more about the textile works in the GVSU art collection.

Jun 1, 2022

Viva Cinco de Mayo

Viva Cinco de Mayo

In the 1960s, Mexican American activists within the growing civil rights movement began celebrating Cinco de Mayo as a reminder of Mexicos victory over France in the 1860s and as a celebration of Mexican culture. The date became a symbol of social and cu

May 1, 2022

Spend Slow Art Day with the GVSU Art Collection

Spend Slow Art Day with the GVSU Art Collection

Most people view a work of art for 15-30 seconds or less and often feel that they dont have the tools or expertise to understand it. Slow Art Day encourages viewers to look for longer and discover on their own without expertise.

Mar 28, 2022

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