Black Portraiture

April 1, 2024

To be able to see a representation of oneself is empowering. To see representation in an institution dedicated to displaying and preserving artistically and culturally significant objects is affirming.

Women of Abstract Art

March 1, 2024

Born in the 20th century, abstract art is marked by its freedom of color, shape, and lack of conventional composition. Abstract art was widely accepted by the 1940s, but the galleries featuring abstract art were still missing one thing- female artists.

Artists Collecting Artwork

February 1, 2024

Over the years, the Art Gallery has worked with other artists who, like Caraccio, have collected prints by artists who they have worked side-by-side with, collaborated with, or simply appreciated their story and artwork.

An Artist's Winter Wonderland

January 1, 2024

While it sometimes can be difficult to appreciate a snowy landscape this time of year, deep into a Michigan winter, many artists have found a special way to transform the grey winter light into a winter wonderland.

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?

Page last modified April 1, 2024