Calvin College Chimes features editor, Michelle Hofman shares a bit about the place and space history of the Calvin College Center Art Gallery, it’s origins, and how it has developed and changed through the years:
Hofman, Michelle. “The Center Art Gallery has a Long History.” Calvin College Chimes. 29 September 2017.
Everyone is at least somewhat aware that the Calvin campus contains an art gallery. Hopefully they know where it is. They might have even gone inside, and looked at the works of art that hang from the white walls, and rest on pedestals scattered around the room. The gallery is bright, and relaxing. A quiet space to go and get lost in the curves of a sculpture or in the strokes of paint on canvas.
But where did all of this art come from? How expansive is the Calvin collection? When did the Center Art Gallery truly begin? Betty Sanderson, the administrative assistant for the gallery. and Paula Manni, the Arts programming assistant, agreed to meet for an interview with Chimes to answer these questions, and others…