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Grand Rapids Art Museum

ArtPrize Artist Profile: Andrew Hawkes claims responsibility for "it's not my fault"

by (PFeutz)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

“I was boiling lye in the kitchen, and my mom freaked out. I had to use drain opener, since it’s 100% lye. I had gloves and a respirator on, boiling this big pile of death. And I don’t know if I had the wrong chemicals or if it...

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Terry Johnston leads another successful Friday Night Conversation

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 08-13-2012 under OPINION

Even with two straight days of rain and a pretty hefty wind to contend with, the Grand Rapids Art Museum adapted and presented their GRAM on the Green events on schedule last Friday night. Dan Richardson’s concert was moved inside and an...

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"Cities in Transition" exhibit explores changing cities

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 07-05-2012 under OPINION

“Cities in Transition,” the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)’s new exhibit, invites the discussion about what is required of our cities to remain relevant as we, and our cultures and expectations, evolve over time.The...

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Local photographer inspires during Rauschenberg discussion

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 05-07-2012 under OPINION

Upon arriving at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for the Rauschenberg installment of their weekly series, Friday Night Conversations, I really had no idea what to expect. On the second floor I found Terry Johnston, the local photographer whose...

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Artists put finishing touches on Art.Downtown.

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 04-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This week there was a flurry of activity all across downtown Grand Rapids as artists scrambled to get their pieces up for Art.Downtown 2012. This one-night only art event is happening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. Studios, galleries, shops and...

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Michael Pfleghaar: Design masquerading as something else

by (pelz)

Submitted 02-23-2012 under NEWS

The show titled "Michael Pfleghaar: Reinforcing Objecthood" opened at the Grand Rapids Art Museum earlier this month, kicking off the museum's Michigan Artist Series. In this body of work, Michael Pfleghaar pays homage to the mid-...

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GRAM Arts Symposium: Blind spots in "the Michigan perspective"

by (pelz)

Submitted 11-18-2011 under OPINION

This past weekend, the Grand Rapids Art Museum hosted the Film Art & Literature Symposium, promising a conversation about “The Michigan Perspective.” As both a recent Michigan transplant and an artist interested in how geography...

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How to help the good guys win

by (pelz)

Submitted 09-28-2011 under OPINION

Today is the last day to cast wide your votes. Until today I was a staunch non-voter for several reasons. I believe that art is intrinsically awarding on its own, both for the maker and the viewer. I worry about mass appeal. But ArtPrize wants...

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Fragrant re-imagining of Afghan war rugs: An interview with artist Barbara Koenen

by (pelz)

Submitted 09-14-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Walk up the stairs to the second floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), and you will be greeted by complex layers of aromas that range from grandma’s apple pie to Tandoori chicken to boudoir sachets. Sunday at the GRAM, artist Barbara...

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GRAM on the Green Returns for a Third Season With New Collaborations

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 06-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRAM on the Green Every Friday, July 8 - August 19   The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation, and the Downtown Alliance announce a Friday night filled with free activities at Rosa Parks Circle and GRAM this July and...

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