Art Exhibits

January 24–26, 2019 • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA


The Calvin Symposium on Worship is grateful for the generous participation of the Calvin Center Art Gallery and Woodlawn Ministry Center who are hosting the following exhibits during Symposium.

Join us at the Center Art Gallery reception, Thursday, January 24, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 

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Was God Dead? Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints

This exhibit demonstrates the important role that Biblical imagery played in German Expressionism after World War I and in the time of Friedrich Nietzsche. It is a broad survey of nearly fifty works from artists such as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Kathë Kollwitz, Otto Dix, Christian Rohlfs, Karl Schmidt-Rottloff, Vassily Kandinsky, and Edvard Munch. This Sandra Bowden Collections exhibit opens for the first time at Symposium 2019. Center Art Gallery #1

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View images of the Prodigal Son by Symposium presenters Steve Prince (linoleum cut), Edward Riojas (oil on board), and John August Swanson (serigraph), all part of the Larry and Mary Gerbens Collection donated to Calvin College. Center Art Gallery Hallway

The Art of John August Swanson Swanson_Great-Catch-1

Featuring original paintings and vintage serigraphs from the Ken & Jean Bergsma Collection. Woodlawn Ministry Center, 3190 Burton StHours: Tues–Thurs, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.–noon