Grand Rapids Art Museum

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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LUNAFEST brings films by, for, about women to Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-17-2015 under OPINION

As the fundraising film festival LUNAFEST celebrates its 14th year, it will be making its debut in Grand Rapids for the first time next week.  Dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and...

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Story Matters: Faithful attendee, volunteer says "everybody needs LaughFest"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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GRAM exhibit "Marks of Genius" reveals how artists think

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

To me looking at artists' drawings is like watching the special features on a DVD: it reveals the process. To look at a drawing is to peek behind the curtain. This particular collection of drawings comes to The Grand Rapids Art Museum from the...

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Community input shapes direction of GoSite implementation plan

by (GoSite)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite, a collaborative project brought together by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to create a fun, innovative and welcoming place for visitors and locals alike to find and share information about Grand Rapids, opened Phase I this past...

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"Intersections" artist explores layers of meaning in prize-winning piece

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-13-2014 under OPINION

Not many in our community were surprised that Anila Quayyum Agha’s work “Intersections” won this year. We knew it, as soon as we walked into the room where her installation hung.  But Agha wouldn’t let herself go there...

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Battling to get deeper: "Reciprocity" finds favor with public vote

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under OPINION

I had heard that Marc Sijan was an “interesting character.” I had heard that he was following in Duane Hanson’s footsteps after studying under him. I had even heard that he was pandering to the ArtPrize audience, sizing us up and...

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Art of war at ArtPrize 2014

by (evanarragon)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize 2014 goers will notice works scattered throughout the exhibition venues addressing the experiences of war. These artists have given their Grand Rapids audiences a reminder that we live in a nation currently involved in military action and...

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