A Borderless Museum – Growing the GVSU Art Collection Endowment
Grand Valley State University is leading in innovative ways to provide access to art for students, the community, and the state. For years, the goal was to build the collection. Now the primary need has shifted to focus on increasing and sustaining access for all. Students of all majors can engage with the collection every day on-campus or online, utilize art in their courses to learn visual literacy and analysis, and experience different cultures and points of view. While our vision is unlimited, our resources are not. To support this work we've established the GVSU Art Collection Endowment fund and are accepting gifts from donors to provide stable support and fully realize the potential of our borderless museum.
What Makes the GVSU Art Collection Endowment Unique:
- A full 50 percent of the collection is displayed in over 130 buildings on all 7 campuses and regional centers.
- Grand Valley has built the second largest art collection in Michigan.
- The collection includes 25,000+ works of art.
- The university partners with 11 corporate, museum, and university collections throughout West Michigan to make even more art accessible digitally.
Hear from Art Gallery Director of Galleries and Collections, Nathan Kemler about the future of the GVSU art collection, exhibitions, galleries, and more.
Our Steering Committee
Thank you to these individuals for dedicating their time and resources to supporting the Art Endowment Advisory Committee; (pictured, left to right) Larry Shay (co-chair), Nathan Kemler, President Philomena V. Mantella, President Emeritus Arend (Don) Lubbers, Nancy Lubbers, Patricia Renucci (co-chair), Henry Matthews, Elaine Rutowski Shay (co-chair).
Art Endowment Advisory Committee, from left to right; Larry Shay (co-chair), Nathan Kemler, President Philomena V. Mantella, President Emeritus Arend (Don) Lubbers, Nancy Lubbers, Patricia Renucci (co-chair), Henry Matthews, Elaine Rutowski Shay (co-chair).
Other Opportunities to Give
GEORGE AND BARBARA GORDON ENDOWMENT FOR THE GORDON GALLERY
Provides funds for the upkeep of the Gordon Gallery.
MATHIAS J. ALTEN ENDOWMENT
Preserves, protects and promotes the artwork and reputation of Mathias Alten in the Gordon Gallery. Giving to this fund at any amount comes with automatic membership to the Friends of Alten group. Learn more.
ANITA M. GILLEO ENDOWMENT FOR THE MATHIAS J. ALTEN CATALOGUE RAISONNE
To be used for the ongoing maintenance and additions to the Mathias J. Alten Catalogue Raisonné by GVSU.