old public museum

"The Santa Hat" Open House

by (GRJenny)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under

Fubble Entertainment LLC, producers of "The Santa Hat" movie and community event, are hosting a FREE open house from 3-6pm in the Old Public Museum - future site of the Herpolburg's set/exhibit for the film.  Guests will be...

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Repurpose former Public Museum

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The arts-based nonprofit SiTE:LAB is sponsoring an idea competition with more than $10,000 in prizes to help repurpose the defunct building that housed the former Public Museum. The project, called 54Jeff after the location of the building on 54...

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Space: SiteLab makes it new, while UICA is swallowed up

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

"Abandon your expectations" can be solid advice when viewing art, especially contemporary works. Doing so frees you to give way to the process of untangling meaning and allows you to fully embrace the context of a work. Quality...

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Redefining Habitats: a juxtaposition between nature and design

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-21-2012 under OPINION

New York-based artist Alois Kronschlaeger returns for his second year participating in ArtPrize with his new installation, Habitat. Using the space in the old Grand Rapids Public Museum building, Kronschlaeger put the museum’s abandoned...

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Review: Michigan Land of Riches

by (austinlb)

Submitted 05-17-2010 under OPINION

Back in February, at a panel organized by the GRAM, Fred Sebulske, the founder of the Actors’ Theatre in Grand Rapids, bemoaned the poor coverage of local culture by the press in the city. He pointed out that the John Mayer concert at the Van Andel...

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Land of Riches – Art.Downtown. and beyond

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 03-22-2010 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has partnered with Paul Amenta, originator and former director of Activesite to bring a new vision to the former Public Museum site at 54 Jefferson. The building, having stood vacant for well over a decade, will once...

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