GCC is fortunate to have an extensive art collection on campus. From its beginnings in 1965 as a small collection of student art pieces, the collection has grown through donation and acquisition to include over 600 works. The collection showcases both Western and non-Western art from the prehistoric era to the present, and includes a wide variety of media: paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, masks, and more.
The collection is installed throughout both Main and North campus. Most works are on display at the Library Media Centers and Student Unions, and several large sculptures are placed on the mall area of Main campus.
A self-guided audio tour (available for checkout in the library) is designed to help the visitor enjoy and learn more about selected works on display. There is no fee to visit the collection, and it is open to members of the community as well as to students and faculty.
GCC's Art Collection is funded by Associated Student Government and is currently curated by faculty from the Art and Humanities department.