Art Galleries and Collections


George Gordon leaves deep impact on GVSU art collection, culture

Gordon had a strong vision for GVSU, said Nathan Kemler, director of Galleries and Collections.

Jun 2, 2021


GVSU community mourns death of George Gordon, philanthropist of education and art

The Grand Valley community is mourning the death of George Gordon, who coupled his philanthropic passions for education and art throughout West Michigan.

May 21, 2021



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