Joel Zwart is Director of Exhibitions at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he oversees the Center Art Gallery on campus and the (106) Gallery downtown. He also directs other college-related exhibitions and manages the college’s permanent collection of over 1,500 pieces of artwork. Zwart graduated from Calvin College in 1997 with a B.A. in history and emphasis in art and french, and earned an M.A. in historical administration from Eastern
Illinois University in 2000. Recent exhibitions curated and juried include The Father and His Two Sons – images of the Prodigal Son from the Larry and Mary Gerbens Collection, Beauty of the Spirit: Paintings and Illustrations by Kadir Nelson, and Between Nature and Nationality: The Hague School in the Nineteenth Century. Zwart also served as onsite curator for the international traveling exhibition Petra: Lost City of Stone at Calvin College in 2005 and is juror of the forthcoming Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) traveling exhibition Curse of Calling? At Work in God’s World. He currently serves as president of the Grand Rapids Gallery Association and is an active member on a number of arts related committees.