Día de los Muertos: New Exhibition Coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 07-19-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

What is Día de los Muertos? Día de los Muertos, known in English as “The Day of the Dead,” is a Mexican holiday centered on remembering those who have passed on and reuniting the living with their deceased loved ones. The origins of the...

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Quilted Works of Art by Carole Harris Opening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 03-16-2022 under NONPROFITS

The work of Detroit-based fiber artist Carole Harris will be on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) from March 17 to June 18, 2022, in Carole Harris: Bright Moments. The newest installment of GRAM’s Michigan Artist Series...

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Visions and Revisions at the GRAM

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 03-18-2019 under OPINION

Public art shapes the character of a place. The Calder stabile provoked a commotion of opinion when it was installed in 1969. Was it art? Was it a waste of money? Letters to the editor, pro and con, poured into The Grand Rapids Press for months. The...

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New virtual reality, touchscreen experience at Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is bringing a new virtual reality experience to the Museum opening Saturday, December 16, 2017 featuring Finny, the Museum’s iconic 1905 finback whale skeleton that hangs above the first floor Galleria. ...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

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Detroit artist in first ArtPrize returns for UICA's "Coming Home" exhibition

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Mario Moore, originally from Detroit, is participating in Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ new exhibition, “Coming Home.” “Coming Home” highlights emerging and established Michigan artists. Mario Moore grew up...

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First Fridays 'Feels like a hidden secret we don’t want to keep'

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

KelliJo Peltier has a secret she’s ready to share with Grand Rapids. KelliJo has been attending since First Fridays began. “I really like to meet the artists. I love talking to the artists, to hear about their pieces and what inspired...

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"Slightly Obsessive" Opening Reception

by (Megan Dupuy)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under

Join LaFontsee Galleries for “Slightly Obsessive” in Douglas! The opening reception is Saturday July 2nd, 5-8pm, and the exhibition runs through August 7th. Enjoy a collection of meticulously crafted sculptures, paintings, etchings,...

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Loosely Bound exhibition consists of beautiful pieces backed by powerful concept

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 08-04-2015 under OPINION

"Loosely Bound," the current exhibit at (106) Gallery on South Division, quietly invites you in and ask for you to look closely. It is muted, it is minimal; but upon a closer look, it is strong and deliberate. The exhibit opened at (106)...

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Curator spotlight: Falling for fiber arts

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Curator Liz Hertl, a familiar face in the Grand Rapids art community has “really been falling for fiber arts.” She has organized an exhibition of 11 artists celebrating the variety of contemporary practices.From weaving to...

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