Grand Rapids Art Museum

"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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Shortlist reveals insight into juror selection process

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

On Monday at 7 p.m., the category jurors for this year's ArtPrize competition revealed their top selections to the public in the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Avenue SE). The event, broadcast live on WOODTV 8 and at Rosa Parks Circle, included juror...

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GRAM unveils ArtPrize exhibit "[DIS]Comfort Zones"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)'s Artprize exhibition "[DIS]Comfort Zones" displays tension themed pieces for the viewer to reflect upon. Covering topics such as war, religion, bodies and food, the GRAM seeks to bring a "...

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Don't miss GRAM's "Michigan Modern" exhibition

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under OPINION

Growing up in Michigan I took for granted our state's rich design history, which owes much to forces like the automobile and furniture industries. The influences of companies like Herman Miller and General Motors have echoed across the decades,...

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Giant chess board engages public space in play

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, July 17 Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) in cooperation with Grand Rapids City Parks and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) launched the inauguration of its new giant chess board outside of the GRAM on Monroe Center. The chess board is...

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GoSite "Pop Up" to offer opportunity for public participation in design process

by (GoSite)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

While the past year in the development of the GoSite has been filled with community meetings, extensive research, surveys, advisory meetings, fundraising and design planning, the organizers think there’s one more key ingredient that needs to...

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GRAM on the Green to rock terrace Thursday nights

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

In its sixth installment, GRAM on the Green is coming back to the downtown area on Thursday nights July 10- August 14. This free event is held on the museum terrace at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Rosa Parks Circle right in front...

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Treat yourself to free music, fresh air, fun this summer

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This summer there are many options for free outdoor music in Grand Rapids and surrounding townships. There are different offerings depending on the night of the week. But if you can't make it one week, all listed events are recurring on the same...

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