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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

Celebrating Women's History from Behind the Lens

Celebrating Women's History from Behind the Lens

The GVSU Art Gallery recognizes all the amazing women artists of the GVSU art collection beyond just the month of March, but we take this opportunity, Womens History Month, to highlight a few of the women photographers in our collection.

Feb 22, 2022

Out of the Box: A Look at Works in Storage

Out of the Box: A Look at Works in Storage

The GVSU permanent collection has over 20,000 works of art. Many of the works of art are on public display. Ever wonder about the rest of the artwork tucked away in the GVSU Art Gallery storage facility?

Jan 31, 2022

New to the Collection: Highlights from 2021

New to the Collection: Highlights from 2021

In 2021 we continued adding artwork to the collection to support our commitment to diversifying artists represented on campus. Check out these new additions!

Dec 7, 2021

Art Matters

Art Matters

Before embarking on a mission to fill a new five-story health center with works of art at every turn, the Grand Valley Art Gallery team considered terms such as empathy and innovation. Also, compassion. Diversity. Teamwork. Mindfulness. Community. Outr

Nov 8, 2021

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