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The permanent collection now numbers nearly 12,000 works of art, most of which are on view in university buildings on campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Detroit, and Traverse City. In addition, the Art Gallery has 5 rotating exhibition galleries that change every semester.

Mission: The mission of the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Art Gallery acquires, preserves, interprets, exhibits, and otherwise makes accessible works of art for the benefit of a variety of audiences, in support of the interdisciplinary educational goals of the University and for the benefit of the community at large.

Ann was a brilliant artist and a wonderful friend and supporter to GVSU and the visual arts. She will be greatly missed....
01/17/2020

Ann was a brilliant artist and a wonderful friend and supporter to GVSU and the visual arts. She will be greatly missed.

There are over 15 works of art by Ann across GVSU campuses. You may find them here: https://artgallery.gvsu.edu/Detail/entities/377

Vale, Ann Baddeley Keister.
Ann Baddeley Keister passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 surrounded by family and friends at Blodgett Hospital due to complications of infection.

Ann was born on June 12, 1947 to Donald and Millicent Baddeley in Pittsburg, PA. Raised in Saint Louis, MO and recently of Grand Rapids, MI. Ann was an artist, art
educator and professor, devoted wife, voracious reader, fabulous cook, passionate gardener, and a friend who gathered people together to share a good meal. Ann was
also an avid traveler.

Ann graduated with an MFA from the University of Kansas with a focus on textiles. She taught at Idaho State University, Indiana University-Bloomington, and most recently
Grand Valley State University retiring in 2016.

As a director of a university study abroad program, she shared her love of life and art with her students, in London at Kingston
University.

Keister's artwork has been displayed nationally at numerous museums, corporate, and university collections (such as the Mary Idema Pew Library). Ann was a textile artist and had an incredible eye for design, color, and detail. She wrote, "I use travel, museum study and my design library as resources for my work. When I travel, I photograph anything that interests me: art, architectural details, shop windows, food. I have had many opportunities in the past several years to visit and photograph museums in many parts of Europe. I also pay
attention to the beauty and danger around me. I am interested in my own home, neighborhood and garden, climate change and war."

Ann is survived by her adoring husband David R. Keister of 37 years.
Mourned by many friends around the U.S., Ann was a lover of beauty and friendship. In her memory, plant flowers, buy a book, read to a friend, go to the symphony, listen to
music, and especially, saute garlic, onions, scallops, and wine then share a meal with a friend. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggest a donation to the Nedra J. Smith Otis Art and
Design Scholarship https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm

According to her wishes, there will be a memorial celebration of Ann’s life at a later date.

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
01/09/2020

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble

We are SO EXCITED to announce our 10th anniversary art gallery composition competition! Produced in collaboration with the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery, we have invited all previous prize-winning composers back to campus to compete for awards (and bragging rights). Sixteen alumni are returning from across the country to spend a few days with our students and attend the premiere concert. As always, there will be a minor-celebrity judging panel, cash prizes, a commission prize, and more! It all happens March 19, 2020. Details soon...

Association of Midwest Museums
10/10/2019

Association of Midwest Museums

Hard to believe #changingexpectations has passed! It's also hard not to reminisce about all the great places, activities & people that made it extra special, like the collections & galleries team from Grand Valley State University! 👍👍 #thankyou #otd #amm2019 #mimuseums

10/08/2019
GVSU Fall Arts Celebration

A great time opening this beautiful and challenging exhibition. #GVFallArts "Art of Today" is open until November 1st!

Take a look at what went down at the reception for Art of Today: Contemporary Collections from Chicago back in September! 🖌🎉

Don't forget that the #GVFallArts: Art Exhibition will be up till November 1st.🖼 Plan your visit to Grand Valley State University Art Gallery! 📆

"Art of Today: Contemporary Collections from Chicago" is open now! Come engage with some of the most stunning and challe...
09/23/2019
Fall Arts Celebration

"Art of Today: Contemporary Collections from Chicago" is open now! Come engage with some of the most stunning and challenging works of art being made today. Open now through November 1st. Listen to Interim Director of Galleries and Collections, Nathan Kemler, discuss the "Art of Today" with the host of WGVU's The Morning Show, Shelley Irwin.

GVSU's Fall Arts Celebration is back and kicks off with the showcasing of contemporary pictures, Art of Today: Contemporary Collections from Chicago. We

Association of Midwest Museums
09/09/2019

Association of Midwest Museums

At the #changingexpectations opening reception on GVSU’s Pew Campus, you’ll get to explore galleries & student spaces feat. the university’s outstanding collection... just like students do every day! You can even follow self-guided tours on their Art at GVSU app. /// Only 3 weeks left to register online for #amm2019 #mimuseums2019! http://bit.ly/amm19mma @ GVSU Pew Campus

GVSU Fall Arts Celebration
07/08/2019

GVSU Fall Arts Celebration

“To be able to draw connections between art and the sciences is something I’ve always felt was important.” As a chemistry professor, she uses art to make science illustrations and has used art to talk about the science in pigments and art materials.

Dr. Rener was raised in Chicago in a family of contemporary artists. It came to no surprise when she shared her excitement towards Fall Arts Celebration: Art. She thinks that “Chicago, Art of Today” will be a comforting and familiar experience, it will also give rise to challenging conversations.

Learn more about Fall Arts Celebration: Art.
👉 https://www.gvsu.edu/fallarts/

We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day weekend! The Gordon Gallery is closed July 5-6 for the holiday, but we loo...
07/05/2019
Mathias Alten's great-granddaughter to perform at GVSU

We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day weekend! The Gordon Gallery is closed July 5-6 for the holiday, but we look forward to the Alten Musical at 3:30 PM, July 13. To learn more about this free music event on 7/13 check out: http://ow.ly/lagi50uU4dV

A great-granddaughter celebrates the works of the noted artist with a recital on July 13.

GVSU Fall Arts Celebration
06/24/2019

GVSU Fall Arts Celebration

First in our series - a contemporary collection. 🖼
Grand Valley State University proudly presents Fall Arts Celebration: Art. You are invited! #GVFallArts

Did you know we are a member of the Grand Rapids Gallery Association? The GRGA is a group of local galleries that sponso...
06/13/2019

Did you know we are a member of the Grand Rapids Gallery Association? The GRGA is a group of local galleries that sponsor the Grand Rapids Gallery Guide and work to make art readily accessible to the public. If you are looking to explore the local art scene, check out @grgalleryguide on Instagram and @grgalleries on Facebook for exhibitions, classes and more! We will also be at the Reeds Lake Art Festival this Saturday, June 15.

(Alt text: Image of Grand Rapids Gallery Guide logo.)

04/25/2019
Grand Valley State University

Congratulations, Lakers! Thank you, President Haas!

T-Haas is prepped and ready for his 🎶 Final Commencement! 🎶

GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts
04/18/2019

GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts

Also tomorrow (04/18)! Don’t miss “People, Places, Things” — the #Photography senior exhibition at Grand Valley State University Art Gallery from 5-7pm

We ❤️ April because it means it’s time for @gvsu_vma senior thesis exhibitions! 😀
04/02/2019

We ❤️ April because it means it’s time for @gvsu_vma senior thesis exhibitions! 😀

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery's cover photo
04/02/2019

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery's cover photo

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
04/02/2019

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery

Marc Grossman will be on campus today to talk about the life & work of César E. Chávez. For more about the @GVSUOMA even...
03/21/2019

Marc Grossman will be on campus today to talk about the life & work of César E. Chávez. For more about the @GVSUOMA event visit: http://ow.ly/lPul30o8mlN ,Pictured: "César Chávez: Portrait of La Causa," poster featuring artwork by Octavio Ocampo (1999.807.1)

Join us on 3/20 from 3-4:30 PM to explore the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts exhibit, Reflect, Revive, Reshape...
03/19/2019

Join us on 3/20 from 3-4:30 PM to explore the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts exhibit, Reflect, Revive, Reshape. Please bring your unique perspective and join the conversation. No art experience necessary. This Positive Organizations gathering open to all GVSU faculty, staff & students.

For more information on the exhibition please visit: https://www.gvsu.edu/artgallery/reflect-revive-reshape-159.htm

Pictured: ”In contemporary art, does 'Regression of Subject', discoursed especially after postmodernism, have any correlation with 'The Craftsman' (R. Sennett, 2008) as subject?”, porcelain, stoneware, decals, luster, annealed wire, rubber band & mixed-media, Hoon Lee, 2017

Can looking at art change your approach with patients? Researchers are finding facilitated discussions around art can im...
03/05/2019

Can looking at art change your approach with patients? Researchers are finding facilitated discussions around art can improve clinical skills & comfort with ambiguity. No art experience necessary. Join us on #GVSU ‘s Health Campus. Please see gvsu.edu/artgallery for details.

We’re joining #unpluggedgv  - see you offline!  Join us 2/26 at 2 p.m. in the gallery for an Unplugged art event.  Happy...
02/25/2019

We’re joining #unpluggedgv - see you offline! Join us 2/26 at 2 p.m. in the gallery for an Unplugged art event. Happy adventures, all!

02/08/2019
Travel Opportunities - art gallery - Grand Valley State University

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY
Serene Venice and the 58th Biennale
October 10-20, 2019

YOUR TOUR DIRECTOR:
Henry Matthews manages GVSU’s extensive art collections and he organizes exhibitions and a variety of related educational programs. He also seeks ways to connect the university to art communities around the world. Henry was formerly the Director of the Muskegon Museum of Art, on the staff of the Detroit Institute of Art and instructor at numerous colleges and universities. A passionate believer in the inestimable value of travel, Henry has been conducting distinctive tours to destinations around the globe for more than 30 years.

Venice has provided an enchanting and magical setting of indescribable atmospheric beauty for more than one thousand years.

In 2019, the former Serene Republic will host the 58th Biennale, which has been THE setting for the greatest of international contemporary art exhibitions on the planet for more than one century. In its growing success, the Biennale has expanded to many locations throughout the city that invite the visitor to explore and discover! Please join me there for ten days of pure magic. Venice always beckons you to return to her labyrinth of alleys and canals, magnificent city squares and stunning architecture, all of which are layered with rich histories. Join me as we return to Venice to explore, enjoy, rediscover and relax in this familiar, but always exciting setting. In addition, for those who have the time and simply cannot get enough of this magnificent country, please join us for the optional extension to the Veneto region. We’ll spend four additional days exploring Vicenza, Verona, Lakes Garda and Izeo, enjoy wine and olive oil tastings and more!

Please join us October 2019.

Contact: matthewh (at) gvsu.edu

Here is the link to a downloadable PDF of the travel brochure: https://www.gvsu.edu/artgallery/travel-opportunities-18.htm

For travelers who would like to register online, please to go to bookings.wittetravel.com and use the code 101019MATT.

GVSU Art Gallery

02/08/2019

CANCELED- This evening’s Seed Museums reception with Shilin Hora at the L.V. Eberhard Center has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Please stay safe.

Artist, Shilin Hora, '02, will give remarks at the Seed Museums reception this Friday. The event is free and open to the...
02/06/2019
Planting Seeds

Artist, Shilin Hora, '02, will give remarks at the Seed Museums reception this Friday. The event is free and open to the public! Join us 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Eberhard Center. Check out this video to learn more about her creative process and values:

Here is a short Doc I made for the International Doc Challenge 2012. The genre is character study and the theme is cycles. The film is about artist Shilin Hora and…

01/29/2019

GVSUALERT! WEATHER - All GVSU campuses will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29 and 30. Art Gallery January 30 "Looking with Intent" session canceled.

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery's cover photo
01/14/2019

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery's cover photo

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
01/14/2019

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery

Please join us on Thursday, January 17 for the opening reception of “Reflect, Revive, Reshape.” The Art Gallery is close...
12/18/2018

Please join us on Thursday, January 17 for the opening reception of “Reflect, Revive, Reshape.” The Art Gallery is closed now through January 14. Until then - happy holidays!

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
12/18/2018

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery

Thanks #GVSU for a great Martian Party.  Special thanks to GVSU Tech Showcase GVSU MTD GVSU Housing Dept. of Visual & Me...
11/02/2018

Thanks #GVSU for a great Martian Party. Special thanks to GVSU Tech Showcase GVSU MTD GVSU Housing Dept. of Visual & Media Arts @ GVSU You can still see the exhibition now through Friday, Nov. 9.

Greetings, Earthlings.  The first 50 guests to enter the Haas Center for Performing Arts at 5 PM for the Martian Party w...
10/31/2018

Greetings, Earthlings. The first 50 guests to enter the Haas Center for Performing Arts at 5 PM for the Martian Party will get a GVSU Tech Showcase 3D printed keychain. We look forward to an evening of adventure, creativity, and discovery.

10/24/2018

President Haas has an important message for the Laker community- MARTIANS ARE INVADING! Join the Martian Invasion on October 31st in the Haas Center for the Performing Arts. This event includes free music, food, Vive VR, costume-making and special giveaways! Visit:
GVSU.edu/artgallery/GVMartianParty for more information.

#GVSUMartianParty

ALIEN INVASION & Martian costume-making on 10/31/18. You could win prizes at the #GVSUMartianParty costume contest. Here...
10/23/2018

ALIEN INVASION & Martian costume-making on 10/31/18. You could win prizes at the #GVSUMartianParty costume contest. Here are some ideas to get you inspired. http://ow.ly/mNIe30mlnkg

Confront the Martian! 10.18.2018 Dr. Weibel will be in the gallery at 1:00 p.m. Visit http://ow.ly/7t0A30mh7M4 for progr...
10/17/2018

Confront the Martian! 10.18.2018 Dr. Weibel will be in the gallery at 1:00 p.m. Visit http://ow.ly/7t0A30mh7M4 for program details. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Deana Weibel and #MarsCuriosityRover selfie! Dr. Weibel will be back in the gallery to take an anthropological look ...
10/05/2018

Dr. Deana Weibel and #MarsCuriosityRover selfie! Dr. Weibel will be back in the gallery to take an anthropological look at Earthlings' concepts of Martians. 👽👾🤖 Join us for the conversation 10/18 at 1 PM.

#GVSU ArtPrize artist spoke with # WGVU 's Shelley Irwin about her work http://ow.ly/iDP830lUhCo
09/20/2018
ArtPrize Artist Kim Walker

#GVSU ArtPrize artist spoke with # WGVU 's Shelley Irwin about her work http://ow.ly/iDP830lUhCo

ArtPrize Artist Kim Walker joins us to talk about her artwork Locked and Loaded. See her work just outside of the Eberhard Center on the river.

ArtPrize Ten is officially open and Kimberly Walker’s Locked and Loaded is now on view at the #GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center
09/19/2018

ArtPrize Ten is officially open and Kimberly Walker’s Locked and Loaded is now on view at the #GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center

The curator has landed! Jay Belloli will give us a tour of "Mars: Astronomy & Culture" in the gallery today at 2 PM. Joi...
09/13/2018

The curator has landed! Jay Belloli will give us a tour of "Mars: Astronomy & Culture" in the gallery today at 2 PM. Join us!

#GVSU, thanks for stopping by to say hi at Campus Life Night. Here’s to all things art and Mars!  Stayed tuned for #GVMa...
09/05/2018

#GVSU, thanks for stopping by to say hi at Campus Life Night. Here’s to all things art and Mars! Stayed tuned for #GVMartianParty updates.

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08/27/2018

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery's cover photo

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery
08/27/2018

Grand Valley State University Art Gallery

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1121 Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for the Performing Arts Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI 49401 616-331-2563

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The permanent collection now numbers nearly 17,000 works of art, most of which are on view in university buildings on campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Detroit, and Traverse City. In addition, the Art Gallery has 5 rotating exhibition galleries that change every semester.

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