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Grand Rapids Art Museum

New show at GRAM succeeds in honoring women's work, ordinary objects

by (Holly)

Submitted 06-02-2016 under OPINION

There are too many details to share about Maureen Nollette's new show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), "Honorable Ordinaries." How do I explain this newest in the GRAM's "Michigan Artists Series?" I could tell you...

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Exploring Greater Grand Rapids: Experiences as a GoSite Guide

by (GoSite)

Submitted 12-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Brett Townsend, GoSite Guide Most everybody who's explored a new area has likely experienced the fluttering emotions of excitement and bewilderment that can accompany new terrain. “…Where do I start?” a recent...

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GRAM brings retrospective of local art hero Reynold Weidenaar to community

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

For many years Reynold Weidenaar was something of a local artist hero. He was a regular downtown feature who could be seen working from his big Chevy, sketch book in hand, with a pair of binoculars and wearing his signature red beret. He has been...

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Artist creates mural using fingerprints on GRAM walls

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Black and white contrast filling two intersecting walls of space immediately catch the eye when walking through the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) during this year's ArtPrize Seven. Artist Judith Braun traveled from New York City at the...

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Rapidian on the street: Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian and GRTV went down to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to find out what people were thinking about after viewing Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) by Dylan Miner. The piece presents four Lowrider...

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Grand Rapids artist garners finalist position on Jurors' Shortlist

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 09-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Only one local Grand Rapids artist, Monroe Aki O'Bryant, also known as Akibang, was selected to be featured at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for this year's ArtPrize Seven. The Jurors' Shortlist announced his graphic series entry,...

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Go Orange on WOOD TV with Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under

Feeding America West Michigan is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the live audience during the WOOD TV 8 ArtPrize broadcast on Monday, Sept. 28. Our organization will be featured throughout the broadcast. Members of the live...

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The GRAM's Nature/Nurture exhibit for ArtPrize Seven chooses conversation over crowd appeal

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-17-2015 under OPINION

This week the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) released a sneak peek of their Nature/Nurture exhibit for this year’s ArtPrize. The collection includes work from 15 artists from across the country, ranging from 10’ diameter oil on...

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Free outdoor concerts fill summer days

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With summer in full swing and Grand Rapids buzzing with live music, the events and activities can start to build up and empty wallets. Four organizations in Grand Rapids have made it possible for the public to enjoy outdoor music events without...

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New food truck to serve Grand Rapids, surrounding area

by (amanda_a_sterling)

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NEWS

Gettin’ Fresh, West Michigan’s newest food truck, will be joining some regular hot spots for food trucks in the Grand Rapids area, like the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Ah-Nab-Awen park. They are making plans to be found outside...

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