Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
Named for the artist whose stabile, La Grand Vitesse, is a Grand Rapids landmark, the Calder Art Center houses the Art and Design Department with facilities for graphic design, painting, print-making, art education, drawing, ceramics, and two computer graphics labs along with multi-functional computer labs for art and communication disciplines.
The 41,492 square foot Calder Arts Center houses graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking, art education, drawing, ceramics and computer graphics labs and is located near the southeast entrance to the university. Since the building completion in 1997, additional space has been added. Cedar Studio, the Ceramics Building, and an additional 15,666 square feet were built over the years. The Calder Living Center is associated with the Arts Center and houses Art and Design students.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is reknown for his sculptures and for the invention of the mobile. His work, La Grand Vitesse, is a Grand Rapids Landmark.
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