Online Collection

A collection of over 12,000 works of art features public sculpture, prints and drawings, American Impressionism, Aboriginal art, Indian art, world photography, contemporary art, and more. Artists represented in the collection range from GVSU faculty, students, and alumni; to regional Michigan artists; to nationally and internationally renowned artists. Most of the collection is on view and can be found throughout university buildings on campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Traverse City, and Detroit.

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Visual Literacy

The GVSU art collection consists of works of art from around the world spanning 1,600 years of history. It provides interdisciplinary opportunities for experience learning, curriculum integration, and informal learning experiences for students, faculty, staff, and the public. The entire collection may be viewed online at the Art Gallery's website or via the mobile application Art at GVSU.

The following categorical links were created in an effort to expedite searches for interdisciplinary studies: 

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Featured Art Collections

Aboriginal Art

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Mathias Alten

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Contemporary Dutch Prints

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Fin de Sicle French Prints

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The Art of India

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Jose Guadalupe Posada

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Lieberman Collection

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Mike McDonnell

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Shared Passion

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Open Source

GVSU utilizes the open source collection management system Collective Access to manage the visual art collection. Collective Access is free open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections.

The GVSU Art Gallery is an active leader and contributor to the global Collective Access community and has created Collective Access Local Consortium for area users.


For additional information, please contact:

Nicole Webb
Collections Manager