Grand Rapids Art Museum

ArtPrize 2012: Impressions of a first-time viewer

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under OPINION

I had no idea what to expect when ArtPrize started. Ever since I moved here last November I’d heard the event described in a variety of ways: “It’s like a festival,” “It’s amazing,” “It’s...

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"Origami" highlights Grand Rapids community

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under NEWS

New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita has made quite an impression on Grand Rapids this year with her installation, “Origami.” On display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), “Origami” consists of 99 individual pieces of...

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What do you see: Anne Gates explores the why of our 'Motivation'

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

It's no secret that there is a lot that I love about ArtPrize. Not least of which, and possibly the most important to me since the beginning, is the possibility that the larger public can be engulfed by something I love. Art is powerful. Or at...

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What do you see: tension and tangle bring peace at the GRAM

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Black chair, black squares of homemade paper tacked to the wall. And in between, an army of black strings hang, connecting them before landing in a tangle on the floor. What caught my eye in Andrew Hawkes' "It's not my fault,"...

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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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