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GRAM questions reality with new exhibit, Real/Surreal

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-18-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s (GRAM) upcoming show, Real/Surreal explores the existing tension between artistic realism and the manipulation of reality represented in the work of surreal and abstract artists. The exhibit showcases work in...

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Crowds gather to see the ArtPrize Top Ten before the winners are announced

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 10-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Thousands of people are flocking downtown to get an up close and personal glimpse of the Top Ten ArtPrize exhibitions before the winners are announced on Friday night. “Crowds are similar to previous years, and perhaps even higher,”...

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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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Local photographer Terry Johnston to guide urban photo walk

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 08-09-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum will host an urban photo walk this Friday. The tour is a sub-section of GRAM on the Green and Friday Night Conversations. Guests can arrive early and stay late to take part in other GRAM on the Green events. The tour will...

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Friday Night Conversation recap

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 08-06-2012 under OPINION

In a deviation from some of their more in-depth Friday Night Conversations, the Grand Rapids Art Museum opted for a more informal structure for last Friday’s event. Titled simply “Film” the discussion was to take place at one small...

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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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