A Year in Review: 2023 Art on Campus

December 1, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, and we begin to look forward towards a brand-new year, the GVSU Art Gallery reflects on a year full of exciting exhibits, new relationships formed with artists and our community, and of course, brand new artwork adorning many of

Remembering Those Who Served

November 1, 2023

Veterans Day (also known as Remembrance Day in other countries and first known as Armistice Day) is observed in the United States on November 11, honoring the service of military veterans.

Masks in Art: Identity or Disguise?

October 1, 2023

A mask can be used to disguise, hide, protect, or frighten. A mask can be something that is physically worn, or something we wear metaphorically to change how we present ourselves to the world.

The Gap Between Art and Science: Botanical Illustrations

September 1, 2023

A botanical illustration is an accurate pictorial depiction of plants and plant traits for a scientific purpose that illustrates a plant�s form, color, and details. Prior to the invention of photography, a botanical illustration was the only way of visual

En Plein Air: Painting in the Open Air

August 1, 2023

En plein air or plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. Painting directly with their subject, the landscape around them, artists were more able to capture the changing details of weather and light that happens over the course of a day.

Out of the Box: A Look at the Print and Drawing Cabinet

July 1, 2023

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?

Abstract Art: A Break From Reality

June 1, 2023

By the end of the 19th century, many artists were looking for a new kind of art making that explored a departure from reality; an image created entirely from the imagination.

Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Art and Artists

May 1, 2023

In the United States, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is officially observed in May. At the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Art Gallery, AAPI month gives us the opportunity to highlight amazing artists and artwork.

The Art Within a Still Life Painting

April 1, 2023

For some, still life paintings may seem boring. However, these arrangements of seemingly unrelated objects are rich with deeper meanings and histories. Dig into the symbology of still life painting within the art collection.

Empowering Female Artists

March 1, 2023

The GVSU Art Gallery strives to bring recognition to the achievements of all women artists from all periods and nationalities including local, national, international and GVSU alum artists.

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