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.

Artists Transforming a Nation

February 1, 2023

When artists share their stories and perspectives art becomes a tool used to encourage social change and impact social issues.

Contemporary Interpretations of Ancient Stories

January 2, 2023

While we ease into the new year let's take a moment to look back at the messages and meanings of ancient stories, and consider how contemporary artists interpret these enduring allegories.

Art on Campus in 2022: Collaborations

November 28, 2022

In 2022, over 1,000 works of art have been installed on all GVSU's campuses. Our team worked with several campus partners to bring new art to their spaces, curated to reflect the unique programs, services, and resources each department provides.

ArtPosts: A Year of Unconventional Art

November 1, 2022

Have you noticed small house-shaped boxes outside GVSU's DeVos Center or Seidman Center downtown? They're small art galleries and your chance to see them in-person is limited! Learn more about this year-long collaboration and when it'll end.

Portraiture: Cartes-de-visites to Selfies

September 1, 2022

Photographic portraits have evolved from highly posed black and white images of primarily wealthy individuals into an ultra-easy, ubiquitous part of our daily lives. Learn more about this evolution in our latest blog post.

Portraiture: Paintings to Photographs

August 1, 2022

Portraiture, the human desire to capture our own likeness, is one of the oldest art forms. Learn more about portraiture in the GVSU art collection.

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