VMA’s Transition to Remote Academic Instructions

Since March 16th, Grand Valley State University has officially transitioned to online academic instructions to better ensure our public health and safety. As professors continuously work to better accommodate students under all types of circumstances, April commencement ceremonies have been postponed, residence halls and living centers have been closed, and housing and meal plan credits …

GRAM Features the Work of Professor Norwood Viviano in the Exhibit ‘A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass’

On view until April 26th, the Grand Rapids Art Museum will be hosting the exhibition A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass. Along with nineteen other contemporary artists, the exhibit showcases the work of Grand Valley State University’s Associate Professor, Norwood Viviano. Each artist approaches glass from a variety of different practices and conceptual points …

Abbey Hunter and Peter Antor Honor the Legacy of President Haas

Before retiring, President Haas had commissioned a unique piece of art to be distributed to the twenty-five to thirty members of his cabinet and office staff. The commissioned piece of art was asked to be reminiscent of the commitment he had for the students under his tenure. Specifically, he was calling for artwork concepts that …

“Making Parts”: Produced by GVSU Alumnus John Otterbacher

Grand Valley State University alumnus, John Otterbacher, produced the internationally recognized film, Moving Parts. Directed and written by Emilie Upczak, Moving Parts is a glimpse into the commonly unknown world of human trafficking that takes place in Trinidad and Tobago. After hiring a smuggler to reunite her with her brother, the main character, Zhenzhen, a …

The Land: The Art of Bill Hosterman and Ed Wong-Ligda

The Land, now showing at the Muskegon Museum of Art, unites of the work of Grand Valley State University’s Associate Professor Bill Hosterman and, now retired, Professor Ed Wong-Ligda. The exhibit is an ongoing project that shares the independent work of each artist and invites viewers to explore the ways in which we visualize and …