Art Galleries and Collections
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
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
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
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
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
Standing before a painting and discussing with classmates what they see is status quo for students majoring in visual arts. It was new territory for students majoring in nursing and health professions October 3, when artist-medical educator Alexa Miller led a workshop in visual thinking by using the artwork in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences as a backdrop.
Oct 10, 2018
Throughout the years, Mars has been depicted in multiple forms as societies around the world have gazed at the Red Planet. During this year's Fall Arts Celebration, the "Mars: Astronomy and Culture" exhibit will bring together 140 photographs, drawings, movie posters, book covers and more spotlighting Mars. A special reception for the exhibit, which will include a virtual reality simulator, will take place September 13.
Sep 6, 2018
A new Art Gallery exhibition at Grand Valley will examine the ebb and flow of artist Herbert Murrie's creative process while reflecting back on his painting career and looking forward to a new body of his work. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place January 18. The exhibit will be on display January 15 through March 30.
Jan 11, 2018