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The Rapidian visits GRAM to explore two new exhibits

Members of the media were invited to tour two new exhibits at the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Friday, February 3.
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Grand Rapids Art Museum is home to two new exhibits: Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects and Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta.

Finders Keepers features fine art, vintage clothing, toys and vinyl records, antique firearms and sneakers, Victorian jewelry and more. The exhibit celebrates "the passion and drive that fuel the collecting bug," according to the museum. There are also collections of Pokemon cards and antique pedal cars. GRAM partnered with many local organizations throughout Finders Keepers. Visitors can view videotaped interviews with local elders of the African American community in partnership with the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAMMA). In partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library's Youth Services, there is a selection of objects collected by young people. The pedal cars are on view from Gilmore Car Museum.

Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects is on display until April 30, 2017.

GRAM's Black Waves is a visual biography of Leo Zulueta, "the man largely responsible for the popularization of tribal tattooing in the United States." Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta will be on view until August 27, 2017.

For more information on the Grand Rapids Art Museum visit artmuseumgr.org.

 

The Rapidian visits GRAM

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