Department of Art and Design

Art History


The study of art history explores how societies and individuals have used the visual arts to convey the ideas and values that were important to them. (Read more...)

Visual Resources Library (VRL)

The purpose of the Visual Resources Library (VRL) is to support student learning and research in the Department of Art and Design and the GVSU community. The library offers an extensive collection of digital images, 35 mm slides, DVDs, and print media for use by students and faculty.

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VRL Newsletter

To view the Fall 2014 VRL Newsletter, click. here

Curatorial Staff Directory




Yin-Fen Pao


Heather Norment

VRL Assistant


Danika L. Hewitt

VRL Assistant


Shelby Pendowski

VRL Assistant


Library Hours and Contact Information

Monday through Friday from 9:00am–5:30pm
The VRL is located at 1409 Calder Art Center Locate the VRL

Contact the VRL

Phone: 616/331-3644
Fax: 616/331-3240