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The Return of Absurdism

by (emilybeeman00)

Submitted 05-20-2022 under OPINION

I’m writing this on the toilet. Maybe you’re reading this somewhere like that, too. Maybe we’re connected somehow by our Catholic-imbued terror of an idle mind.  Absurdism characterizes our time. I don’t just mean 2022,...

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GRAM Presents An Extraordinary Legacy: The Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Collection

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 05-12-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) recently announced the opening of An Extraordinary Legacy: The Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Collection, an exhibition of 65 works of modern and contemporary art at GRAM. Opening May 17 and on view through...

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Artist Spotlight: snicka

by (Avenueforthearts)

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NONPROFITS

It was a sunny Tuesday morning when I first met snicka at the crowded Lyon St. Cafe in bustling Midtown Grand Rapids. Having never met her before, I had no idea what to expect. Right from our first encounter, I knew our meeting would go well,...

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Quilted Works of Art by Carole Harris Opening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 03-16-2022 under NONPROFITS

The work of Detroit-based fiber artist Carole Harris will be on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) from March 17 to June 18, 2022, in Carole Harris: Bright Moments. The newest installment of GRAM’s Michigan Artist Series...

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GRAM Presents Forty Years of Groundbreaking Photography by Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-13-2022 under NONPROFITS

A forty-year retrospective by two of today’s most influential photo-based artists, Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems, will be on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) beginning Jan. 29 until April 30, 2022. Organized by GRAM, ...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Dec. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2021 under NEWS

ArtPrize returns to annual format ArtPrize will be back in 2022—along with its original every-year schedule, it announced Tuesday. Next year’s return of the Grand Rapids-based international art competition marks the first time ArtPrize...

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ArtPrize 2021 - What will captivate our imaginations this year?

by (JW Newson)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

It’s back! Today ArtPrize returned to Grand Rapids, MI, turning the city into a giant art gallery for the first time since 2018. The return of the popular festival that has brought millions into downtown Grand Rapids comes after a year delay...

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GRAM's Michigan Artist Series highlights the Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) recently announced the newest installment of its Michigan Artist Series which opened on August 28, An Interwoven Legacy: The Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish. The exhibition is on...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids replacing private lead service lines in Neighborhoods of Focus Grand Rapids city commissioners approved and accepted a $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, helping to replace around 1...

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