Now at the Grand Rapids Art Museum: Winter/Spring 2014
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WINTE R /SPR IN G 20 14 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM LEGACY THE EMILY FISHER LANDAU COLLECTION FE B RUARY 2 – A PR IL 27, 2014 FR O M TH E D IR EC TO R Dear Members, Friends, and Guests, We have so much coming up at GRAM this winter! 2013 – 2014 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mitchell Watt President Jane Boyles Meilner Vice President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer Tamara R. Bailey Alan Bedell (Affiliate) Patricia Betz Marilyn Crawford Sam Cummings Rick DeVos Len Dyer 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 2013 – 2014 GRAM FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES Opening February 2, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection is the third exhibition in the fantastic three-year partnership between GRAM and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. This features bold and often controversial works by 40 artists, including Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, and in-depth presentations by Ed Ruscha, Richard Artschwager, and Jasper Johns. Legacy is a stunning presentation of contemporary American art you won't want to miss! We're also celebrating works by Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and more drawn from a very important local collection: The Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection, on view now through the spring. These works are on a generous 5-year loan, so after the exhibition ends, these works will rotate throughout the museum galleries. In addition, GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore is now on view, bringing 15 curator-selected ArtPrize 2013 entries for an encore presentation at the museum. The 2013 winner, Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore, is also at GRAM through the spring. It's a great chance to check out some of your ArtPrize favorites in a new and beautiful setting. ® With spring just around the corner, Art in Bloom returns to GRAM March 21–23 for an annual celebration of flowers and art! Join workshops, demonstrations, or simply walk through the galleries and vote for your favorite floral designs. Charles Anderson President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer Meg Goebel Barbara Jackoboice Laurie Murphy Douglas Padnos Mitchell Watt Scott Wierda Douglas Williams HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES Margaret Bradshaw Anita Carter Pamella DeVos Marilyn Q. Drake David G. Frey Mary Ann Keeler Luci King Sylvia Krissoff Mary Loupee Peter M. Wege Kate Pew Wolters Want to dig deeper into the art world? GRAM hosts programs and tours for all ages, including workshops, courses, and Members-only tours. Take your tour to the next level and join one of GRAM's day or multiday trips to art institutions across the Midwest—and to New York! And on May 3, step onto the red carpet as GRAM celebrates its annual Gala event with a Classic Hollywood theme. Tickets available now! There are so many things to celebrate this season, including the wonderful support of GRAM's donors, Members, and visitors. Thank you, and I hope to see you at GRAM soon. Warm regards, Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO E XHIB ITI O NS LEGACY THE EMILY FISHER LANDAU COLLECTION February 2 – April 27, 2014 These are the bold, contemporary, and controversial artists who defined the art of our era. These artists took risks stylistically, thematically, conceptually, and pushed the very boundaries of art. conceptualism, postmodernism, questions about the relevance of painting in the aftermath of minimalism, debates about representation, “culture wars,” and a revived interest in personal narratives. Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection features works of art by some of the most important, groundbreaking, gamechanging American artists—Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger—and features in-depth presentations by Ed Ruscha, Richard Artschwager, and Jasper Johns, highlighting works spanning their entire careers. Legacy also illuminates the sociopolitical issues at the forefront of the 1980s downtown New York scene. Important works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Lorna Simpson tackle tough subject matter, including AIDS, politics, and gender and race issues. Drawn from Emily Fisher Landau’s spectacular donation of over 400 modern and contemporary works of art to the Whitney Museum of American Art, this exhibition of 80 works traces the themes and ideas that have shaped art since the late 1960s—abstraction, This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and is the third installment in a three-year, three-exhibition partnership between GRAM and the Whitney. ABOVE: Ed Ruscha. b. 1937. The Act of Letting a Person into Your Home, (1983) Oil on canvas, 84 3/8 x 137 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (214.3 x 349.3 x 4.4 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; partial and promised gift of Emily Fisher Landau 2002.280. © Ed Ruscha Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 1 E XHIB ITI O NS This exhibition is accompanied by a major hardcover catalogue available for purchase in The Museum Store, and an audio guide with commentary from Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg, containing recorded interviews and commentary from many of the artists themselves. Visit the calendar page in this issue to learn about related drop-in tours, studio workshops, and visit the website for details on an Instagram photo competition. “Never stop learning. Never stop looking. Art is the greatest teacher." –Emily Fisher Landau ABOUT EMILY FISHER LANDAU One of the preeminent collectors of post-war American art in the United States, Emily Fisher Landau is a long-time friend, trustee, and supporter of the Whitney Museum of American Art. She began collecting art in the late 1960s, and has focused on building an important collection of contemporary American art since the early 1980s. She consistently supported risk-taking artists, who “portray the world we are living in now.” Presenting Sponsor Ed Ruscha. b. 1937. Lion in Oil, 2002. Synthetic polymer on canvas with tape, 64 3/16 x 72 1/8 x 1 9/16 in. (163 x 183.2 x 4 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of the Fisher Landau Center for Art. P.2010.330. © Ed Ruscha. Photo credit: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art.com Contributing Sponsors Greg and Meg Willit The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation Tom Merchant and Glen Johnson Lizbeth O'Shaughnessy Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Bill and Kate Scarbrough Media Sponsors GR Outdoor Michigan Radio 104.1 SPONSORSHIP LISTING AS OF PRINT DATE 2 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM Nan Goldin. b. 1953. Self-Portrait with milagro, The Lodge, Belmont, MA 1988, 1988. Silverdye bleach print, 27 3/8 x 40 in. (69.5 x 101.6 cm) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Emily Fisher Landau P.2010.87. © Nan Goldin/Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Photo credit: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art.com E XHIB ITI O NS The Whitney and GRAM Directors Discuss Legacy LECTURE Directors' Discussion Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO, Grand Rapids Art Museum Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:00 pm $15 admission; $5 for GRAM Members and students Seating is first come, first served Join a lively discussion with Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg and GRAM Director Dana Friis-Hansen, focusing on Emily Fisher Landau's legacy and collecting American Art. Galleries will be closed at this time; lecture guests will receive a ticket to return when the exhibition opens February 2. Adam D. Weinberg Photograph by Marco Anelli Exhibition Preview Events MEMBER PREVIEW PUBLIC PREVIEW Member Preview Party The After Party Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014, 9:30 pm – midnight Members have the first opportunity to experience Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection during this exhibition preview party! View works of art by some of the most groundbreaking contemporary artists, learn more from GRAM docents (volunteer art educators) stationed in the exhibition galleries, and enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. Members free, non-members $5 cover Galleries stay open until midnight! Invite your friends to preview Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection and enjoy a cash bar and music. RSVP by January 24, 2014 at 616.831.2909 memberpreview.kintera.org MEMBER DAY Member Day Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Can't make it to the preview party? Take a full day to preview Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, exclusively for GRAM Members! Enjoy snacks and beverages from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, activities throughout the museum all day long, conversations with museum docents in the galleries, and a lecture by GRAM's Director and CEO, Dana Friis-Hansen. OPPOSITE TOP, DETAIL ON COVER: Neil Jenney. b. 1945. Threat and Sanctuary, 1969. Oil on canvas with wood frame, 61 x 123 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (154.9 x 313.1 x 8.3 cm) with frame. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection 2012.175a-b. © Neil Jenney. Photo credit: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art.com RIGHT: Peter Hujar (1934–1987) Susan Sontag, 1975. Gelatin silver print, 14 15/16 x 14 15/16 in. (37.9 x 37.9 cm) (sight). Promised gift of the Fisher Landau Center for Art P.2010.313. © The Peter Hujar Archive. Photo credit: Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art.com MEMBER DAY LECTURE (Stop) Making Sense: Directions and Disruptions in Contemporary Art History Saturday, February 1, 2014 3:00 pm With Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO, Grand Rapids Art Museum NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 3 E XHIB ITI O NS The Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection December 20, 2013 – March 30, 2014 Representing some of the most important works of art drawn from a West Michigan collection, The Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection contains twenty works of art by well-known artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Auguste Rodin. Following the exhibition's end on March 30, the works featured in this exhibition will rotate throughout the museum galleries. LEFT: Mary Cassatt. (American, 1844–1926). Detail, Study for ‘Femme et enfant’, c. 1908, watercolor on paper, Long-term loan from the Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Michigan Artist Series Susan Goethel Campbell: Resisting Certainty March 6 – June 1, 2014 Susan Goethel Campbell's work interprets the contemporary landscape as an emergent system where nature, culture, and the engineered environment are indistinguishable from one another. At the heart of her practice is the collection, documentation, and observation of seasonal change in both natural and artificial environments. In Resisting Certainty, Campbell grows grass in discarded plastic containers, so the sod takes on the shape of the commercial packaging; her large floor installation of inverted sod reimagines the earth’s surface as if it were a patterned carpet. Campbell earned an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has been awarded printmaking residencies in Belgium and Germany. She taught studio art for fifteen years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Her work is in major public and private collections. RIGHT: Susan Goethel Campbell. Ground, 2013, © Susan Goethel Campbell GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore Through October 12, 2014 Revisit the highlights of ArtPrize 2013, without the crowds! Now in its second year, this annual exhibition showcases selected works of art from the most recent ArtPrize event, year-round. GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore features works of art drawn from nine venues, and includes 4 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM painting, drawing, watercolor, photography, sculpture, and textile art. For the list of artists and more information on the 2013 ArtPrize entries included, visit artmuseumgr.org/artprize2013encore. ALSO ON VIEW: • ArtPrize 2013 winner, Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore • Three sections of the ArtPrize 2012 winner, Elephants PR O G R AMS Explore the Art of Floral Design Art in Bloom March 21 – 23, 2014 2:00 pm Friday – 5:00 pm Sunday Art in Bloom is an annual weekend celebration of flowers and art! Each year, floral designers create arrangements inspired by works of art from GRAM's collection, on view in the museum's galleries. In addition to the exhibition, register for floral demonstrations, family and adult studio workshops, and most importantly—remember to vote for your favorite floral designer. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support the museum's educational programs, including Summer Art Camps, Language Artists, and Drop-in: Family Saturdays. FRIDAY, MARCH 21 SATURDAY, MARCH 22 SUNDAY, MARCH 23 All Floral Designs Installed by 2:00 pm People’s Choice Award voting opens immediately following Art in Bloom Painting Class 9:00 am – 12:30 pm $75 Members, $85 non-members Sunday Classical Concert 2:00 pm Floral Design Workshop with René van Rems 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Members $75, non-members $85 Floral Demonstration with Special Guest, René van Rems 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm $20 Members, $25 non-members Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Members $75, non-members $85 Drop-in Family Activities: Rooms with Blooms & Color Splash Collage 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free with admission Enjoy a cocktail reception and art auction as talented live artists auction their paintings in support of the art museum. All proceeds benefit GRAM's educational programs. Ticket includes a seat at René van Rems’ floral demonstration on Saturday. Art Auction Monday, March 17 – Sunday, March 23 Details coming soon. ARTWORK PICTURED: Joan Miró. Spanish, 1893–1983. La Fronda (The Frond). Etching and aquatint on paper. Private Collection People’s Choice Award Winner Announcement 3:00 pm Special Guest: René van Rems, AIFD, PFCI Host of European Floral Interiors Creativity Uncorked 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm. $50 Members, $60 non-members Let your artistic side flow in the studio! Guests must be 21 or over to attend. Registration fee includes drink tickets. View the full schedule and RSVP for events at artmuseumgr.org/bloom René van Rems, AIFD, PFCI Photo: Brian Spangenberg NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 5 PR O G R AMS Studio Activities for Kids and Families Drop-in: Family Saturdays Every Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 pm Free with admission, free for GRAM Members Escape the everyday and step into a world of creativity and new ideas! Drop in with friends or family to explore hands on art-making activities, interactive learning spaces, and more in the studio. THEMES January: GLOWscapes February: Beetles + Bugs + Snails March: Color Splash Collage April: Pop Art & Beat Speak See the calendar page for special spring break hours. Drop-In: Family Saturdays Art In Bloom Special: Color Splash Collage March 22, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Dive into spring and let the colors collide. Head to the studio for a bright and brilliant project inspired by Cy Twombly and Stephen Hannock, and assemble a mixed-media suncatcher bursting with color and light. Art In Bloom Special: Rooms with Blooms March 22, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Contribute to a botanical mural on the windows of the museum’s Education Center. Join the fun and help bring the room to life by adding designs and colors inspired by the vibrant beauty of Art in Bloom 2014. Spend Your Summer with the Arts Summer Art Camps June – August 2014 9:00 am – 12 noon $75 for Members, $105 for non-members GRAM Summer Art Camps provide children ages 4–12 the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussions in the museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in the studio, and learn collaborative problem solving processes through communication and creation. Register: summerartcamps.kintera.org/ Artful Discoveries & Adventures: June 16 – 20, ages 4 – 6 Modern in Motion: July 21 – 25, ages 7 – 9 Artful Discoveries & Adventures: June 23 – 27, ages 7 – 9 Movers. Shakers. Collaborators: July 28 – August 1, ages 6 – 12 Modern in Motion: July 14 – 18, ages 4 – 6 6 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM Made possible by: PR O G R AMS GRAMStudio Workshops and Courses for Adults Explore art-making techniques and create your own masterpiece to take home! What's Your Status? Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm $50 Members, $60 non-members Explore your status outside of social media on an expedition into your personal narrative through letterpress and design. Journey through a variety of media in Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, and practice letterpress printmaking in the studio with featured artist Chris Fox of Not Design. Creativity Uncorked: Legacy ArtPrize Remix Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Doors open at 6:15 pm. $50 Members, $60 non-members $25 for Members, $30 for non-members Experience contemporary drawing methods firsthand with a workshop inspired by ArtPrize® favorites from years past. Explore the exhibition, GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore, transform materials in the studio, and connect and converse in the galleries. Activate your mind and express yourself while exploring the diverse body of work seen in Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection. Make a statement in the studio and share your thoughts and ideas about the world happening around you. Experiment with today’s contemporary printmaking methods while being inspired by significant cultural and art history images and icons. Staycation (Parent and Child Team Activity) Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:00 am – 12 noon $100 Members, $120 non-members (1 Adult, 1 Child) Prints Charming $30 for each additional child Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Bring your child on a trip around the world and through the museum’s collection during spring break. Explore the time period, locations, and settings of images from around the world. Collaborate and create a collage combining elements and visual clues discussed in the gallery. $40 per couple for Members, $50 per couple for non-members Embark on a quest in the studio this Valentine's Day, whether it's with a partner or simply a desire to discover the romantic and playful works of art in the museum's collection. Create whimsical linoleum block prints to share or display in the true spirit of a prince charming. Altered Photography Tuesday & Wednesday, April 8 & 9, 2014 Creativity Uncorked: LaughFest Edition 9:00 am – 12 noon Friday, March 7, 2014 $100 Members, $120 non-members Friday, March 14, 2014 Capture your spring break memories and the world around you by building a camera and developing your own film in the studio. Travel through the galleries on a guided adventure featuring specially selected work by Rodney Graham, Cy Twombly, and Stephen Hannock. 7:00 – 9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm. $25 for Members, $30 for non-members Adult Programs made possible by: Frey Foundation Grand Rapids Community Foundation Cecily Horton Kurt and Madelon Hassberger Register: artmuseumgr.org/gramstudio Questions? Contact Katie Williams: email@example.com or 616.831.2927 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 7 PR O G R AMS Guided Tours in the Galleries Art+Chocolate: Love, Lust, and Desire Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:00 pm $6 for GRAM members, $8 non-members Celebrate Valentine's Day at GRAM with a guided tour that focuses on artists’ depictions of love, lust, and desire. After the tour, tantalize your taste buds as you sample GRAM’s decadent selection of M.A.C. chocolate bars. Register: chocolate.kintera.org Girl Scout Tours Bring your troop to GRAM for an enriching experience while working toward badges. GRAM’s specially designed tour introduces Girl Scouts to the influence women have on art, as represented by GRAM’s collection and temporary exhibitions. This tour builds museum literacy skills through interactive activities led by docents in galleries. Details: artmuseumgr.org/girl-scout-troops Docent-Guided Tours Explore the works of art on view with a docent-guided tour of the galleries, or schedule your own tour at a time that works for you! See the calendar page for the dates, times, and themes for each tour. All drop-in tours are free with Museum admission; tours held on Meijer Free Tuesdays are FREE! To schedule a group visit or guided tour, contact Andrea Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.831.2930. Scheduled groups of 10 or more receive reduced museum admission! Members Only! Go Behind the Scenes at GRAM Behind the Scenes: Facilities Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:30 – 11:30 am Free for Members Members age 18 and over (and members 14 years and over accompanied by a parent) are welcome to join GRAM's team for a behind the scenes look at the daily operations and green features of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Space is limited. RSVP by January 10, 2014 616.831.2912 Behind the Scenes: Works on Paper Study Room Saturday, February 8, 2014 10:30 – 11:30 am Behind the Scenes: Curatorial Free for Members Free for Members Join Cindy Buckner, GRAM's Associate Curator, in the Jansma Family Works on Paper Study for a discussion on prints from GRAM's collection. Space is limited. Coming soon—a unique opportunity to learn about art storage and installation from GRAM's Registrar and Preparators. Visit artmuseumgr.org for details. RSVP by January 31, 2014 616.831.2912 8 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM PR O G R AMS AN D E VENTS Step Onto the Red Carpet This May Classic Hollywood Gala Saturday, May 3, 2014 Return to an era of glitz and glamour, a time when the classics were defined and Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Marilyn Monroe walked the red carpet! Step into the spotlight and back in time to Hollywood's "golden age" for this year's stunning Gala event at GRAM. To purchase tickets or sponsor this event, contact Laura Bull at email@example.com or 616.831.2907. 2014 Gala Co-Chairs: Jane and John Meilner and Deb and Dick VanderZyden Visit artmuseumgr.org/gala for more information Arts Alive! Former Arts Alive Members are invited to a reunion at GRAM! Please bring photos or other Arts Alive materials to share with the group. At 7:30 pm, GRAM Director & CEO Dana Friis-Hansen will lead a tour of the new exhibition, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection. Arts Alive Reunion February 6, 2014, 5:30 – 9:00 pm Contact Missy at firstname.lastname@example.org Immerse Yourself in the Art World With GRAM's Trips Day Trip with the Director: Ann Arbor and Lansing Friday, February 21, 2014 $135 Members, $160 non-members Join a trip to The University of Michigan Art Museum and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Trip includes transportation, admission and tours at both museums, brunch at Zingerman's Roadhouse, a return trip meal, and coffee and snacks in transit. Register: 616.831.2912 ummabroaddaytrip.kintera.org Day Trip with the Director: Toledo Museum of Art Saturday, April 26, 2014 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, designed by Zaha Hadid. Photo by Paul Warchol Visit the Toledo Art Museum for a tour of The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden. More details regarding lunch and other activities will be available soon. Art Adventure: ArtPrize 2014 Cultural Excursion: Alden B. Dow Home and Studio October 3 – 5, 2014 Join GRAM Director and CEO, Dana Friis-Hansen, for exclusive tours and more during ArtPrize 2014. Friday, June 27, 2014 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. Registration costs include transportation, admission, a tour of the studio, and snacks in transit. Art Adventure: New York October 16 – 19, 2014 Travel to New York with GRAM Director and CEO, Dana Friis-Hansen, for the opening weekend of GRAM's traveling exhibition, The Jansma Collection, at the Museum of Biblical Art. Contact Missy at email@example.com or 616.831.2912 or to receive more information for these trips as it becomes available. NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 9 CALE N DAR JANUARY 4 11 18 18 18 19 21 25 26 26 26 29 31 31 SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SUN TUE SAT SUN SUN SUN WED FRI FRI 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 10:00 am 10:30 am – 11:30 am 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 9:30 pm – Midnight GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: GLOWscapes GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: GLOWscapes New Volunteer Orientation Member Tour: Behind the Scenes: Facilities GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: GLOWscapes Sunday Classical Concert Series: Composer David T. Little and Ensemble Montage Meijer Free Tuesday Drop-in Tour: GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: GLOWscapes Sunday Classical Concert Series: Hall-Mark Duo Classical Concert Series Drop-in Tour Drop-in Tour: ArtPrize 2013 Encore Director’s Discussion: Adam D. Weinberg & Dana Friis-Hansen Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Member Preview - Members only Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection: The After Party - Open to public 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Member Day - Level II closed to public Member Day lecture: (Stop) Making Sense: Directions and Disruptions... GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Beetles + Bugs + Snails Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection opens Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Sunday Classical Concert Series: Harmony and Contrasts GRAMStudio Workshop: What’s Your Status? Arts Alive Reunion Creativity Uncorked: Legacy Member Tour: Behind the Scenes: Works on Paper Study Room GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Beetles + Bugs + Snails Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Sunday Classical Concert Series: Western Brass Quintet Classical Concert Series Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection FILM: Herb and Dorothy, 2008 GRAMStudio Workshop: Prints Charming GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Beetles + Bugs + Snails Art + Chocolate: Love, Lust, and Desire Tour Sunday Classical Concert Series: Monroe String Quartet Meijer Free Tuesday Drop-in Tour: Modern Art at GRAM Day Trip with the Director: Ann Arbor and Lansing GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Beetles + Bugs + Snails Sunday Classical Concert Series: Kathryn Votapek & Peter Longworth Classical Concert Series Drop-in Tour: GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore FEBRUARY 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 6 7 8 8 8 9 9 13 14 15 15 16 18 21 22 23 23 SAT SAT SAT SUN SUN SUN TUE THU FRI SAT SAT SAT SUN SUN THU FRI SAT SAT SUN TUE 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 10:30 am – 11:30 am 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 1:00 pm FRI SAT SUN SUN 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm MARCH 1 2 2 2 7 8 8 9 13 14 15 16 16 18 21 21 21 SAT 10 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM SUN SUN SUN FRI SAT SAT SUN THU FRI SAT SUN SUN TUE FRI FRI FRI 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Color Splash Collage Sunday Classical Concert Series: Clifford Music Group Classical Concert Series Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection Creativity Uncorked: Laughfest Edition Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Color Splash Collage Sunday Classical Concert Series: Works by Schubert, Chopin, and Ravel FILM: Herb and Dorothy 50x50, 2013 Creativity Uncorked: Laughfest Edition GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Color Splash Collage Sunday Classical Concert Series: GRCelli Classical Concert Series Drop-in Tour: Modern Art at GRAM Meijer Free Tuesday Drop-in Tour: The Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection Floral Design Workshop with René van Rems Art in Bloom: Galleries open to the public - exhibition programming Art Auction & Cocktail Reception - exhibition opening - Sunday Classical Concert - GRAMStudio program CALE N DAR 22 22 22 22 23 23 27 29 30 SAT SAT SAT SAT SUN SUN THU SAT SUN 9:00 am – 12:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 3:00 pm Art in Bloom Painting Class Floral Demonstration with Special Guest, René van Rems GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Color Splash Collage & Rooms with Blooms Creativity Uncorked: Art in Bloom Sunday Classical Concert Series: Works by Schubert, Complementing Art in Bloom Art in Bloom People’s Choice Award Winner Announcement GRAMStudio Workshop: ArtPrize Remix GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Color Splash Collage Drop-in Tour: The Stuart & Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection 7:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 10:00 am 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm FILM: Herb and Dorothy, 2008 GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Pop Art & Beat Speak GRAMStudio Course: Altered Photography GRAMStudio Course: Altered Photography GRAMStudio Workshop: Staycation Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Pop Art & Beat Speak Meijer Free Tuesday Drop-in Tour: Modern Art at GRAM New Volunteer Orientation GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Pop Art & Beat Speak Day Trip with the Director: Toledo Museum of Art FILM: Herb and Dorothy 50x50, 2013 Drop-in Tour: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection GRAMStudio Drop-in: Family Saturdays: Pop Art & Beat Speak APRIL 3 5 8 9 11 12 12 15 19 19 19 24 26 26 THU SAT TUE WED FRI SAT SAT TUE SAT SAT SAT THU SAT SAT 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm GRAM Honored with MAEA Distinguished Service Award In Fall 2013, Grand Rapids Art Museum was awarded the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) Distinguished Service Award, honoring GRAM's efforts to advance the importance of the visual arts in schools throughout the state, and serve as a resource for art educators and students. “The museum provides quality and relevant professional development opportunities for art educators, K–12, and its education department staff is eager to work with area districts and teachers." "GRAM has... [made] the museum inclusive for children and families, and [strengthened] their educational component... I applaud their efforts and sincerely appreciate the changes they have instituted.” —Dr. Cindy Todd, Kendall College of Art and Design In 2014, GRAM plans to continue advancing teacher workshops, expanding school tours, growing the Language Artists school program, and more. Learn more at artmuseumgr.org/learning. —Susanne Butler Lich, Northview Public Schools GRAM staff and interns work hard to serve the community and position the museum as a welcoming and inclusive gathering space. NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 11 PR O G R AMS New Museum Hours Explore the galleries after dark on Thursdays instead of Fridays in 2014. GRAM's late night moves to Thursday Night! In 2014, swing by GRAM on Thursday nights for an opportunity to explore the galleries after dark, and enjoy $5 general admission after 5:00 pm; galleries will be open until 9:00 pm. GRAM will close at 5:00 pm on Friday nights beginning in January. Find more details at artmuseumgr.org/visit. Sunday Classical Concert Series Continues Through Winter JAN 19 Composer David T. Little and Ensemble Montage JAN 26 Hall-Mark Duo David Hall, marimba Mark DeMull, vibraphone FEB 2 Harmony and Contrasts Works by Brahms, Bartok, and Prokofiev Ran Kampel, clarinet Haijin Choi, violin Jo Yun Preece, violin Barbara Corbato, viola Kelly Karamanov, piano FEB 9 Western Brass Quintet Western Michigan University Faculty Sunday Classical Concert Series January 19 â€“ March 23, 2014 Sundays, 2:00 â€“ 3:00 pm FEB 16 Monroe String Quartet Melissa Hamlen, violin Adam Liebert, violin Leslie Van Becker, viola Alicia Eppinga, cello Every Sunday at 2:00 pm, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM's beautiful architecture and art. Free with Museum admission. Seating is first come, first served. FEB 23 Kathryn Votapek & Peter Longworth Kathryn Votapek, violin and viola Made possible by: The Brookby Foundation Peter Longworth, piano MAR 2 Clifford Music Group Works by Dutilleux, Rameau, and Mozart Ed Clifford, flute Helen Lukan, piano MAR 9 Works by Schubert, Chopin, and Ravel Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano 12 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM MAR 16 GRCelli Grand Rapids Symphony Cellists MAR 23 Works by Schubert, Complementing Art in Bloom Adam Liebert, violin Will Preece, cello Kelly Karamanov, piano LO O K IN G FO RWAR D There are Volunteer Opportunities for Everyone New Volunteer Orientations Saturday, January 18, 2014, 10:00 am Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 am Interested in becoming a GRAM volunteer? Learn about the many different volunteer opportunities available at GRAM in 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. RSVP to Kris Shannon: firstname.lastname@example.org 616.831.2933 artmuseumgr.org/volunteers Coming Soon: Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America May 23 – August 24, 2014 When Michigan’s industry and design intertwined, Michigan became an epicenter of modern design, with visionaries statewide turning from the simple generation of products to design that rippled throughout the country. Detroit’s automobile manufacturers styled automobiles synonymous with the American dream. The state’s furniture designers revolutionized the look of the American office and home. Michigan architects Albert Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and Minoru Yamasaki defined an era. Michigan’s industry, prosperity, and educational institutions attracted the design talent that formed the foundation for modern American design. This exhibition celebrates Michigan’s outstanding contributions to Modern design, and highlights the people who made it happen. 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. ABOVE Eames Chairs. Photograph by Balthazar Korab, Courtesy of the Herman Miller archives NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM 13 WINTE R /S PR IN G 20 14 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Permit No. 126 N W E IONIA AMWAY GRAND PLAZA OTTAWA MONROE Grand Rapids Art Museum 101 Monroe Center Grand Rapids, MI 49503 S PEARL MO JW MARRIOTT NR O CAMPAU EC EN TUES–WED: THURSDAY: FRIDAY & SATURDAY: SUNDAY: MONDAY: 10 am – 5 pm 10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 5 pm 12 noon – 5 pm Closed TE MO NR OE IS Members: Adults: Seniors/Students (w/ID): Youth (6–17): Ages 5 and under: Free $8 $7 $5 Free Special exhibition admission may apply. Call or check the website for details. R OT TA WA LO U COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GENERAL ADMISSION MUSEUM HOURS 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 GENERAL INFORMATION Members: Non-members: Free $5 . . . . . . . 616.831.1000 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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