The Rapidian


GoSite coalition partners offer collaborative, community-focused programs

by (GoSite)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The upcoming GoSite, located in the northwest glass enclosed corner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), creates an environment that reframes the traditional information center to fully engage an integrated 21st century audience, eliminating...

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Masterful American landscapes showcased at Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under OPINION

"Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820-1950" is a current show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). The show has come from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (BFA)I came out of the new show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)...

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Collaboration, mixed-use, inclusivity: building blocks of the GoSite space

by (GoSite)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Creating an information-sharing space in the heart of Grand Rapids, with comprehensive content and interactive technology that allows for multiple access points, requires the efforts of numerous people and organizations sharing in the vision. The...

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Planning Commission approves request to allow food trucks downtown

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-13-2013 under NEWS

On September 12, the Planning Commission passed the request of the special land use of food concessions on the corner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. This was the first request for food concessions on private land in the downtown area. The request...

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New UICA director works to revive hub of creativity

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"We're going to be the hub of creativity for the up and coming artists," asserts Miranda Krajniak, newly-appointed executive director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) at the corner of Fulton and Division. "There...

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Community collaboration key in creating GoSite

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is a great time to be in Grand Rapids. The energy is all around. We are a community that knows how to mix tradition and innovation, respect for the past and an open mind for the future and most of all how to work together to build the kind of...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Free Admissions Tuesdays draws increased visitors

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Starting May 28, the Grand Rapids Art Museum has been offering free admission on Tuesdays, allowing local art lovers the chance to see more art for less money. “GRAM received a generous two-year gift from Meijer to support free admission on...

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GRAM GoSite wants your input

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

The previous café space of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, centrally located at the doorstep of one of the city's most iconic parks, will soon function as a 21st Century hub of information, welcoming visitors and locals alike to gather downtown and...

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Dynamic arts professional has strong, clear vision for UICA's future

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 06-10-2013 under OPINION

Two weeks into her tenure as Interim Executive Director of UICA, Miranda Krajniac (pronounced KRAHN-yak) met with me on a sunny afternoon to discuss her background, the community and plans for the institution’s future. To get to UICA’s...

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GRAM presents spectacular selection of improvisational quilts

by (Brenda Beerhorst)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under OPINION

Susana Allen Hunter's ability to be resourceful is reflected in her quilts, now on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Not only did she use what limited resources she had, but used them with the confidence and command of a person well-...

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