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
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.