Art Galleries and Collections


GVSU Art Gallery, Muskegon Museum of Art present joint exhibition of Native American contemporary art

"The Art of the People: Contemporary Anishinaabe Artists" will be shown in both locations.

Dec 14, 2020


Lake Huron Hall reopens after major renovation

Lake Huron Hall, one of the original buildings on the Allendale Campus, has reopened after a major renovation with new offices and classrooms and redesigned study spaces.

Nov 3, 2020


GVSU to showcase pieces by Mathias Alten, 'Dean of Michigan Painters,' in statewide traveling exhibition

GVSU, holder of the largest public collection of Alten's works, will share some of these pieces to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Alten's birth in 1871.

Sep 9, 2020


Art in the time of a pandemic: How Mathias Alten's isolation was reflected in his work

World events kept Alten, who was inspired by global travels, close to home in Michigan.

Jun 24, 2020


'A borderless museum': Kemler to lead GVSU Galleries and Collections, continue commitment to infusing university grounds with art

Kemler will oversee a continuous display of art throughout 130 buildings and grounds in six different locations.

Mar 8, 2020


Bob Dylan unguarded, Italy's incomparable light and the life's work of a photographer

The Douglas R. and Barbara E. Gilbert Collection is the largest, most comprehensive collection of photographic images the university has received. The gift includes prints, slides, negatives and personal items such as letters.

Jan 5, 2020


Matthews' new role will build art endowment

Over the past two decades, Henry Matthews, founding director of Grand Valley's Galleries and Collections, has helped to build the university's impressive collection of art to more than 19,000 pieces. In a new role, Matthews will build a funding base for that collection to preserve and protect it for future generations.

Sep 23, 2019


Scholarship will benefit students studying art, biomedical sciences

Carmen Nochera-Wilkens, professor of biomedical sciences, has established a scholarship in memory of her late husband supporting Grand Valley students as they pursue degrees in fine arts and/or biomedical sciences.

Aug 8, 2019


Alten works now accessible online thanks to gift

Anita M. Gilleo, granddaughter of Mathias J. Alten, has established an endowment fund to maintain a catalog of the impressionist painter's works indefinitely.

May 1, 2019