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GENERAL ADMISSION

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Handicap parking is available in ramps. Curbside drop-off and wheelchairs also available. Call GRAM Security at 616.242.5033.

TUESDAYS 10 am – 5 pm Free general admission on Meijer Free Tuesdays.

THURSDAYS 5 – 9 pm Parking is easy and accessible

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GROUPS Auditorium is equipped with assisted hearing

Group discounts apply to church groups, social clubs, and other gatherings of ten or more. For group visits, call 616.831.2919.

Now at the Grand Rapids Art Museum is a triannual publication featuring the programs and events of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Programs and publications of GRAM are made possible in part with the support of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum Foundation Endowment. NOW at GRAM is printed on recycled paper.

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Dear Members, friends, and art enthusiasts, The sunshine has arrived! GRAM has a diverse array of dynamic exhibitions, educational programs, fun activities, and community events planned for the coming months, providing you with abundant opportunities to join GRAM for a thrilling summer of fun.

2013 – 2014 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mitchell Watt President Jane Boyles Meilner Vice President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer Tamara R. Bailey Alan Bedell Patricia Betz Marilyn Crawford Sam Cummings Rick DeVos Len Dyer Diane Griffin Kurt Hassberger Dirk Hoffius Robert Koenen Joyce Lee Tom Merchant Mary Nelson Lizbeth O’Shaughnessy Jason Pater Jeff Reuschel Carol Sarosik Seth Starner Eddie T.L. Tadlock Mark J. Wassink Meg Miller Willit

In celebration of Michigan’s role as a catalyst for advances in Modern design, GRAM is delighted to present an exhibition featuring key designers and architects from innovative, Michigan-based organizations. Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America brings together hundreds of landmark design objects, engaging participatory experiences, and fascinating pictorial and video documentation of the leading figures and key historical developments in architecture, industrial design, furniture, outdoor recreation, and more! GRAM on the Green summer concert series switches from Friday to Thursday nights in July and August. Come unwind and begin your weekend with an enjoyable evening of free live music on the GRAM Terrace, a cash bar, dancing in Rosa Parks Circle, and different indoor and outdoor activities each week. Our Michigan Artist Series currently features Susan Goethel Campbell’s fascinating earth-based imprints. In May, the Series will present Tim Powers’ pillow forms, created from silicone, plastic, and wire. ArtPrize returns to GRAM this year, beginning with the Member Preview on September 17. Until then, be sure to check out GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore!, a composition of works from last year’s competition. ®

2013 – 2014 GRAM FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Charles Anderson President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer Meg Goebel Barbara Jackoboice Laurie Murphy Douglas Padnos Mitchell Watt Scott Wierda Douglas Williams

GRAMStudio offers a variety of lively and engaging learning opportunities, including Summer Art Camps for children, Creativity Uncorked—our social arts program for adults, and Drop-in Family Saturdays for the entire family. There’s always a wide range of GRAM programs and activities for all ages, so keep an eye on our Facebook page, or feel free to visit our website, at artmuseumgr.org, and sign up for email updates for all the latest happenings.

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Michigan Modern celebrates the state's outstanding contributions to Modern design, and highlights the people who made them happen. After its debut at the Cranbrook Art Museum last summer, GRAM is excited to bring this significant exhibition to West Michigan, devoting extra galleries for the exhibition which spans two floors. The exhibition underscores the highly influential international role that our state has played in mid-century design innovation.

I look forward to seeing you at GRAM this summer!

Michigan Modern brings together hundreds of landmark design objects, fascinating photographs, design drawings, and video documentation of the leading figures and key historical developments in architecture, industrial design, and furniture. An additional special feature of the Grand Rapids presentation is a focus on design for outdoor recreation, including boat design, playgrounds, and experimental tents and camping gear.

Presenting Sponsor: HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES

Margaret Bradshaw Anita Carter Pamella DeVos Marilyn Q. Drake David G. Frey Mary Ann Keeler Luci King Mary Loupee Peter M. Wege Kate Pew Wolters

Warm regards,

Contributing Sponsors: Shelley Padnos and Carol Sarosik Robert Daverman Architecture & Planning LLC Bill and Kate Scarbrough Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO SPONSORSHIP LISTING AS OF PRINT DATE

COVER (Clockwise from top left): 1. Detail, 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Catalina Coupe in front of The Research Laboratories Administration Building, September 1, 1955. Eero Saarinen, Architect (1910–1961). Courtesy of General Motors 2. Detail, Play sculptures at sunset, designed by Jim Miller-Melberg. Photograph by Bob Vigiletti. Photograph Courtesy of Jim Miller-Melberg 3. Detail, Wagemaker catalog, 1956 4. Detail, Michigan Modern at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Photo: R. H. Hensleigh. Eames Chaise. Charles Eames, Designer (1907–1978). Ray Eames, Designer (1912–1988). Herman Miller, Inc., Manufacturer. Designed 1968, in production since 1968 5. Detail, Steelcase, Inc., Manufacturer. Steelcase Advertisement, Comprehensive Coordination!, 1965. Courtesy of Steelcase, Inc. 6. Detail, Portrait of Florence Schust Knoll. Courtesy of Knoll 7. Detail, St. Francis de Sales Church, Exterior, Muskegon, MI. Marcel Breuer, Architect (1902–1981). Balthazar Korab, Photographer (1926–2013). Photograph courtesy of The Library of Congress ABOVE: Frank Lloyd Wright. Johnson Wax Secretarial Desk for Steelcase, 1936–39. Collections of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, 1989.13.2

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Michigan Modern is a comprehensive study of Michigan’s role as a catalyst for advances in modern design from the turn of the century to the 1970s, featuring 50 key designers and architects from 20 innovative, Michigan-based businesses and institutions. Come see this amazing exhibition for yourself and enjoy the experience that is Michigan Modern, on view May 18 through August 24, 2014. This exhibition was organized by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in association with Cranbrook Art Museum and curated by MPdL Studio of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The exhibition has been expanded by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, with an exhibition design by Seth Alec Keller.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION

GRAM’s exhibition focuses the spotlight on our region’s deep roots in the areas of architecture and design, as well as the people who made it happen. Michigan visionaries touched nearly every aspect of American life. Detroit’s automobile manufacturers didn’t just produce cars; they styled automobiles to become synonymous with the American dream. Michigan's furniture makers revolutionized the look of the American office and home. Architects Albert Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Gunnar Birkerts, and Minoru Yamasaki defined an architectural era with important buildings in Michigan. Industry, prosperity, and educational institutions created a synergy that attracted the design talent that formed the foundation for modern American design. Organized into ten thematic sections, the exhibition explores the modernization of industry, the teaching of architecture and design, various aspects of the military, institutions such as churches, schools, libraries, and the city square, and the modernization of public housing, organic design in home furnishings, living space, work space, mobility, and recreation. 2

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Exhibition Preview Events

• A rare cutaway version of a full-scale Model T that illuminates the mass production process

Member Preview Party

MEMBER DAY LECTURE

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

• Detailed architectural models and plans of key Michigan buildings, including factories, churches, schools, libraries, and private homes

Members only, free admission

The Impact of Michigan Design: A Conversation

• A full-scale simulation of a living room in Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette Park Apartments, with furnishings that guests can enjoy • Vintage mid-century modern home furnishings by Cranbrook designers Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, whose curved plywood chairs won awards in a 1940 Museum of Modern Art competition • Unique models and pre-production prototypes of now-famous furniture for homes and offices, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs for Steelcase at the Johnson Wax Headquarters • Innovations in office design, including modular office furniture, standing desks, and the dramatic GM Technical Center by architect Eero Saarinen • Designs for outdoor recreation, including Bill Moss tents, fiberglass boats, and playground furniture ABOVE LEFT: Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978 (Designer). Ray Eames, American, 1912–1988 (Designer). Herman Miller, Inc., American (Manufacturer). Detail, LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) Manufactured 1949–1957. Molded walnut plywood with rubber mounts. 26 1/2 x 22 x 24 1/2 in. (67.3 x 55.9 x 62.2 cm). Collection of Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc., The Herman Miller Collection. © Herman Miller, Inc. Photography by R. H. Hensleigh and Tim Thayer ABOVE RIGHT: Ford Model T cutaway version. Michigan Modern at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Photo: R. H. Hensleigh

Members can see Michigan Modern first during this exclusive exhibition preview party! Learn more about the exhibition from GRAM docents stationed throughout the galleries, and enjoy refreshments and a cash bar. RSVP by May 9, 2014, at 616.831.2909, or at memberpreview.kintera.org. Member Day Saturday, May 17, 2014, All day, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Members only, free admission

Come to GRAM during Member day to experience Michigan Modern before the general public. Enjoy snacks and beverages from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, participate in activities throughout the Museum, and learn about the exhibition from Museum docents, stationed throughout the galleries from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, then attend the 3:00 pm lecture. For more information, contact Missy Bush, Membership Manager, at 616.831.2912 ABOVE LEFT: Reynolds Headquarters, Loggia, Southfield, MI. Minoru Yamasaki, Architect (1912–1986). Balthazar Korab, Photographer (1926–2013). Photograph courtesy of The Library of Congress ABOVE RIGHT, TOP: Ruth Adler Schnee, American, born 1923 (Designer). Adler-Schnee Associates, American (Manufacturer). Germination. Designed 1948. Cotton warp; cotton and mohair weft; screen-printed. Collection of Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Gift of the Artist. © Ruth Adler Schnee. Photography by R. H. Hensleigh and Tim Thayer

Saturday, May 17, 3:00 pm Cook Auditorium J. Marc Greuther, Chief Curator and Curator of Industry and Design The Henry Ford

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Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO Grand Rapids Art Museum

Join us for a lively conversation with J. Marc Greuther about his unique experience as a historian coming to Michigan to discover the important strides made in this state in industrial design, furniture, and architecture. The conversation will be led by GRAM Director, Dana Friis-Hansen. J. Marc Greuther is Chief Curator of The Henry Ford, and Curator of the museum’s industrial and design collections. Greuther has a B.A. in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. In his twenty-six years at The Henry Ford, he has been involved with the restoration, operation, acquisition, and interpretation of a wide range of artifacts. ABOVE RIGHT, BOTTOM: Bill Moss Tents. The Encore family tent, without the rainfly, next to the Parawing on the coast of Maine. Photo credit: Ben Magro

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Exhibition Related Events

ArtPrize at GRAM 2014: [DIS]COMFORT ZONES

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Boating into Mid-Century Thursday, June 12, 7:00 pm

Bob Shapton

Cook Auditorium

Exhibition made possible by:

In Kind Donations:

Bob Shapton, Industrial Designer,

Dirk and Victoria Hoffius PwC

Steelcase Inc. Custer Inc.

Collector, and Restorer

Join us for an in-depth presentation and conversation about the history of boating! Bob Shapton, local boat historian, collector, and restorer, will lead a lecture on technology and materials, with special attention given to the boats on view in Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America.

September 18 – October 12, 2014

Wagemaker catalog, 1957

ArtPrize at GRAM Tours and Group Visits:

ArtPrize at GRAM 2014: [DIS]COMFORT ZONES explores the ways artists take risks, push boundaries and create images, environments, or emotional effects that engage the viewer by pulling them out of their comfort zone and into a new, heightened awareness.

Applause Catering + Events Bank of America Merrill Lynch

SPONSORSHIP LISTING AS OF PRINT DATE

Gill Group Rob and Elizabeth Koenen

Michigan Artist Series Tim Powers: Below the Surface

See the Art During Member-Only Hours ArtPrize 2014 Tours and Group Visits September 24 – October 12, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Self-guided tours: $7 per person, includes a reusable tote bag, water bottle, designated bus drop-off, and ArtPrize voting registration Docent-guided tours: Add an additional $40 per docent for guided-tour

See ArtPrize at GRAM first, and bring your friends! A self-guided tour of the galleries is a great way to explore the art before the crowds arrive. Extend your ArtPrize group experience with a docent-led tour and get an inside look at ArtPrize at GRAM 2014 from one of our volunteer art educators. Groups of 15 or more require additional docents. ArtPrize 2014 Artist-led Tours Artist-led walking tours will be offered on select dates. Visit artmuseumgr.org for more information and for a list of dates.

To find out more or to schedule a tour, contact Andrea Morgan at 616.831.2931 or grouptours@artmuseumgr.org

Take Advantage of GRAM Member Benefits During ArtPrize 2014!

Member Preview on September 17. Other perks include beating the crowds with GRAM Early Member Hours, entree through the private Member Entrance, and access to the relaxing Member Terrace. Members may share these benefits with up to four guests during ArtPrize (watch for your guest admission passes in the mail).

GRAM Member Benefits during ArtPrize September 24 – October 12, 2014

GRAM Members receive exclusive benefits during ArtPrize 2014! As a Member, you will be the first to view GRAM's ArtPrize exhibition, with the opportunity to meet ArtPrize artists, as they unveil their work at the

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For more information, contact Missy Bush, Membership Manager, at 616.831.2912, or at mbush@artmuseumgr.org

Tim Powers, Untitled

May 29 – August 17, 2014 Below the Surface displays the evolution of Tim Powers’ working practice with different materials and his understanding of their hidden potential. The exhibition features a large-scale installation, spanning two entire walls, of over 400 of his pillow forms, along with several other experimental sculptures, including one that glows and responds to movement in the gallery. Powers' curiosity and respect for the unique qualities of the materials with which he works make this exhibition compelling, leaving us wondering what other mysteries lie where we cannot see.

Opening reception: May 29 Cash bar opens at 6 pm. Artist-talk at 7 pm in Cook Auditorium. Contributing Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

Porter Foundation

Michigan Radio-104.1 FM

Frey Foundation The Jury Foundation

Powers received his MFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 2011, with a focus in Object Making. He has served as an art and design educator at Ferris State University and Grand Valley State University, and manages a freelance design practice in addition to his sculptural studio work. NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM

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Art-making for Kids and Families in GRAMStudio GRAMStudio Drop-in Family Saturdays

Coming This Summer: Design Briefs

Every Saturday

Design Briefs

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursdays, June 26 & August 21, 2014

Free with admission, free for GRAM Members

AIGA and GRAM Members: $5, non-members: $10

Drop into the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Education Center on Louis Street anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm for family activities every Saturday. Children and their adult chaperones are welcome to join the fun and participate in exciting art exploration activities in the studio. Family guides are available at the Guest Services desk.

GRAM is excited to partner with AIGA West Michigan on a two-part series focused on design, entrepreneurship, and social impact, coinciding with this summer's exhibition, Michigan Modern. As part of the chapter's Design For Good initiative, the Design Briefs aim to help budding or established entrepreneurs craft effective strategies for stretching resources to their most useful end. Local experts in product design, user experience, communications design, and business strategy lead the conversation. The audience is also encouraged to take part in this open-forum creative process.

THEMES MAY: Green Scene Watercolors JUNE: Break it. Make it. Take it

Sponsored by:

JULY: Modern Motifs AUGUST: Retro Reflections

Festival of the Arts: Creative Outdoor Fun!

To find out more, visit designforgoodwm.com/designbriefs, or follow AIGA West Michigan on Facebook or Twitter. For more information, contact Danielle Dunn, Guest Services Coordinator, at ddunn@artmuseumgr.org, or call 616.831.2919

New GRAMStudio Courses and Workshops COURSE

WORKSHOP

What Floats Your Boat?

GRAMStudio Course: Aerial Perspectives

GRAMStudio Workshop: Summer Watercolor Splash

Friday – Sunday, June 6 – 8, 2014

Thursday, May 15 & Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, June 12, 2014 or Thursday, August 7, 2014

Free admission during Festival of the Arts

GRAM Members: $50, non-members: $60

6:00 – 9:00 pm, GRAM Members: $50, non-members: $60

Experiment with recycled and found materials during Festival of the Arts 2014 to create your own boat! Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Pocket Park located near Wege Plaza and test the waters with your unique creation.

Discover a unique atmospheric combination of perspective drawing and wood block printing in a studio workshop designed for all experience levels. Join local artist Erwin Erkfitz in GRAM’s galleries to explore the unique intersection of our natural and engineered worlds in the earth-based exhibition by Michigan artist Susan Goethel Campbell. Price of course includes both Thursday & Friday sessions.

Dive into summer with a watercolor workshop! Experiment with dry and wet techniques as you develop a foundation in watercolor painting, with inspiration from the Museum’s collection of watercolor paintings.

RSVP: aerialperspectives.kintera.org. For info, contact Mitch Moore at 616.831.2929, or mmoore@artmuseumgr.org

Frey Foundation

FRIDAY: 5:00 – 8:00 pm SATURDAY: 1:00 – 6:00 pm SUNDAY: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Summer Art Camps 2014: Sign Up Today! Summer Art Camps June – August 2014, 9:00 am – 12 noon

Sponsored by:

Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC Judy Lacks

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Adult Programs sponsored by:

Experience an Unforgettable Night at the Museum WORKSHOP

GRAM Members: $75, non-members: $105

Creativity Uncorked

GRAM Summer Art Camps provide children ages 4–12 with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a fun, unique, and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, experience discovery and hands-on activities in the studio, and learn collaborative problem solving processes through communication and creation.

7:00 – 9:30 pm, doors open at 6:15 with a cash bar

Visit artmuseumgr.org/summer-art-camps-2014/ for more information on camp sessions, and to register your camper today!

RSVP: watercolorstudio.kintera.org. For info, contact Mitch Moore at 616.831.2929, or mmoore@artmuseumgr.org

Members: $25, non-members: $30

No experience necessary. Participation is limited to ages 21+. Join us each month for a new and unique project! FRIDAY, MAY 9: MOD PODS Pinch pot planters FRIDAY, JUNE 20: TEXTILES TO GO Graffiti stencil tote bags or B.Y.O.I. (bring your own item) FRIDAY, JULY 18: PATRIOTIC PRINTS Linoleum block prints FRIDAY, AUGUST 15: POP ART PAINTING Acrylic + multimedia paintings

Register online at uncorked.kintera.org or visit artmuseumgr.org. Questions? Contact Katie Williams, katiewilliams@artmuseumgr.org for details NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM

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Special Days for Moms and Dads

Get to Know the Galleries with Guided Tours

Mother's Day at GRAM

Michigan Modern Drop-in Tours

Sunday, May 11, 2014

See Calendar on page 10 for dates

12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm, meet in the lobby

Mothers: $5, GRAM Member Mothers: free

Free with admission

GRAM celebrates all moms this Mother’s Day with discounted admission for mothers, and free admission for mothers of GRAM Members. Spend an afternoon with your loved ones, exploring the Museum galleries this Mother’s Day, for an experience as unique as she is.

Discover how Michigan designers and architects shaped Modern design from the turn of the century to the 1970s, with one of GRAM’s dedicated and knowledgeable docents. Don’t miss the chance to experience this special exhibition, featuring 50 key designers and architects from 20 innovative, Michigan-based businesses and institutions.

guestservices@artmuseumgr.org

Father's Day at GRAM

Michigan Modern at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Photo: R. H. Hensleigh

Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day at GRAM

Fathers: $5, GRAM Member Fathers: free

Meijer Free Tuesday Drop-in Tours

Schedule a Group Visit or Tour

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a trip to GRAM! Bring your Dad, Granddad, or kids and enjoy discounted admission for all fathers, and free admission for fathers of GRAM Members. Treat the father figure in your life to an afternoon exploring the cars, boats, and camping gear in Michigan Modern—an experience he’s sure to love.

Every third Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm

Explore the works of art on view at GRAM with a docent-guided tour of the galleries, or schedule your own tour at a time that’s convenient for you!

guestservices@artmuseumgr.org

Get to Know GRAM: Volunteer!

Enjoy free general admission all day on Tuesdays! Join GRAM’s knowledgeable docents every third Tuesday of the month, for an engaging tour of GRAM’s galleries, focusing on a variety of topics in connection with GRAM’s diverse collection and traveling exhibitions. See pages 10 and 11 or artmuseumgr.org for topics.

Contact Andrea Morgan at 616.831.2930 or artmuseumgr.org/visit/tours

New Specialized Tours: Gazing at GRAM NEW! Gazing at GRAM Open Tour Mondays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm $6 for participants, free for care partners

Become a Docent!

New Volunteer Orientations

Do you love art? Would you like to share that love of art with others? GRAM is looking for you! Join the group of dedicated GRAM docents and engage Museum guests in thoughtful dialogue about art. We are currently accepting applications for our 2014–15 docent class. No prior experience or art knowledge is required.

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:00 am

For more information, contact Kris Shannon, Manager of Volunteer Services, at volunteer@artmuseumgr.org or visit artmuseumgr.org/volunteers/

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Interested in becoming a GRAM volunteer? Learn about the many different volunteer opportunities available at GRAM during this orientation. Whether you're a new volunteer, someone who is just curious, or a seasoned volunteer introducing a friend, these orientations are open to everyone.

Gazing at GRAM is a specialized group tour which engages guests who are living with memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. The program fosters an active dialogue, intellectual stimulation, and engagement of participants, through a docent led observation and discussion of original works of art. In an effort to reach more individuals who are living with memory loss, we have created a new Gazing at GRAM tour open for pairs or small groups each month on the following dates: • May 19 • June 16

• July 21 • August 18

• September 22 • October 20

• November 17

To register for Gazing at GRAM’s open tours, visit artmuseumgr.org/learning/gazingatgram or contact Katrina Peshka at kpeshka@artmuseumgr.org for more information.

Open tours require registration

RSVP to Kris Shannon, Manager of Volunteer Services, at volunteer@artmuseumgr.org or call 616.831.2933 For more information, visit artmuseumgr.org/volunteers

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Michigan Modern Symposium at KCAD Michigan Modern Symposium June 19 – 21, 2014 Registration required. Fee is $250. Limited student registration available for $175 Kendall College of Art and Design

A collaborative partnership between Kendall College of Art and Design, the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the Michigan Modern Symposium will explore Michigan’s unique contribution to modern design and architecture. The symposium’s opening event will feature a keynote address from artist and designer Todd Oldham, whose book Alexander Girard, explores the life and career of Girard, the critically acclaimed Herman Miller textile designer. Other speakers include: Mira Nakashima, daughter of furniture designer George Nakashima; Donald Albrecht of the National Building Museum, who will discuss industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes; Marilyn Moss, who will discuss fabric artist Bill Moss; and sculptor and playground equipment designer Jim Miller-Melberg.

Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Herman Miller Furniture Company design and manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids and Zeeland, the Meyer May House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Marcel Breuer-designed St. Francis de Sales church in Muskegon. Registration also includes a reception at GRAM and access to the exhibition. For more information please visit www.michiganmodern.org

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Events and Trips Cultural Excursion: Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

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In The Museum Store: Design Classics From Herman Miller Lend a Modern Accent to Any Interior

June 27, 2014, All day

Michigan Modern in The Museum Store

Members: $90, non-members $105

Mid-Century Modern classics from Herman Miller can be found in The Museum Store, along with an exciting range of complementary home decor accessories, and books and design items related to Michigan Modern.

Visit Alden B. Dow's Home and Studio—a work of stunning organic architecture—in Midland, Michigan. Experience rooms of diverging angles, soaring roof lines, brilliant color, abundant natural light, and geometric patterns. The trip includes transportation, admission plus a tour, and snacks in transit.

George Nelson Swag Leg Desk A 60 year-old design that looks as contemporary as your laptop or tablet

To register, contact Missy Bush, Membership Manager, at 616.831.2912

Eames® Wire Chair Adapted from the shape of their iconic molded plastic chairs, the Trivalent Chrome of this chair effortlessly combines form and function

Dow House. Photo by Balthazar Korab, courtesy of Alden B. Dow Archives

Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen This screen is a perfect room divider or backdrop to other pieces in your collection

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Members: $10, non-members: $15

Join Gina Bivins, President of the Grand Rapids Historical Society, and Pamela VanderPloeg, Founder of West Michigan Modern, for a trolley tour of Mid-Century Modern architecture near downtown Grand Rapids.

Now open on Mondays 10 – 5 pm when the rest of the Museum is closed! Also open during regular Museum hours. 616.831.2920

Register at 616.831.1000, or at architecturetour.kintera.org For more information, contact Missy Bush, Membership Manager, at 616.831.2912, or at mbush@artmuseumgr.org Photo by Pamela VanderPloeg, West Michigan Modern, 2013

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Art Adventure: ArtPrize 2014

Art Adventure: New York

October 3 – 5, 2014

October 16 – 19, 2014

Registration details coming soon

Registration details coming soon

If you are looking to enjoy ArtPrize with experts and art lovers, consider joining GRAM’s ArtPrize Art Adventure, which has drawn cultural tourists from Canada, California, Texas, and Mexico to sample the best of ArtPrize, parties in collectors' homes, opportunities to meet artists and art leaders, and more!

Travel to New York for an art-filled weekend with GRAM Director and CEO, Dana Friis-Hansen. Highlights include the opening of GRAM’s traveling exhibition, The Jansma Collection, at the Museum of Biblical Art, artists’ studios, collectors’ homes, a sculpture tour, behind the scenes at museums and galleries, and more. Delicious and unique culinary experiences too.

GRAM on the Green Switches to Thursdays! GRAM on the Green Thursdays, July 10 – August 14, 2014 5:00 – 9:00 pm

GRAM on the Green returns this summer for a sixth straight season of exciting live outdoor music! Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, a cash bar, and more. Visit artmuseumgr.org this summer for further details and the forthcoming live music lineup. 12

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum is partnering with the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. GRAM members will enjoy free admission to GRCM throughout the month of July. (Up to 2 adults and 4 children per visit)

For more information contact Missy Bush, Membership Manager, at 616.831.2912, or at mbush@artmuseumgr.org

Coming Soon: Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts October 24, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Marks of Genius showcases the superb drawing collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, featuring 100 outstanding drawings, watercolors, and pastels spanning more than 500 years—many of them rarely exhibited. The exhibition highlights the immediacy of drawing and explores its multiple roles as a means of study, observation, problem solving, a record of the artist’s imagination, and a medium for creating finished works of art. Both European and American artists are featured, including such celebrated masters as Tiepolo, Watteau, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Delacroix, Degas, Homer, Kollwitz, Schiele, Nolde, Matisse, Mondrian, Lichtenstein, Ruscha, and Warhol.

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), The Conch Divers, 1885, transparent watercolor, with touches of opaque watercolor, blotting, scraping, and spattering, over graphite, The William Hood Dunwoody Fund, 15.137

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