GEORGE AND BARBARA GORDON GALLERY
Mathias J. Alten (1871-1938) is a celebrated American regionalist artist, painting over 2500 works of art throughout his life. Building from a traditional Barbizon and Tonalist landscape background, Alten began as a naturalistic scene painter and later transitioned into painting in an impressionistic style.
Grand Valley State University holds the largest public collection of Mathias Alten in the world, consisting of more than 70 paintings as well as his family’s archive collection of family photos and letters. Private collectors George and Barbara Gordon determined that their Alten paintings should be on permanent public display made the lead gift to Grand Valley State University in 1999 and continue to build on that gift annually.
GVSU is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the 2nd floor Gordon Gallery. The Gordon Gallery now includes over 70 paintings by Mathias Alten, which are on permanent display year-round and free to the public.
GORDON GALLERY HOURS:
Open Fridays and Saturdays: 1-5 PM
Closed on holiday weekends: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Closed Christmas/New Years: December 20, 21, 27 and 28 and January 3 and 4.
Download the Gordon Gallery Brochure (pdf): page 1 | page 2
Download the Mathias Alten Poem (pdf): page 1 | page 2
Click here for directions to the Gordon Gallery.
Page last modified April 10, 2013