Annual Report 2017-2018

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Annual Report 2017-2018


ANNUAL REPORT 2017 — 2018

Letter from the Director Dear members, donors, volunteers, and friends of the Museum, Thank you for making 2017-18 such an amazing year! With your support, enthusiasm, and commitment, the Grand Rapids Art Museum connected nearly 200,000 people through art, creativity, and design. I am pleased to present to you our 2017-18 Annual Report, which highlights our impact in the community over the past year. We started the 2017-18 season celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Museum’s LEED Gold certified building at 101 Monroe Center. We marked this exciting milestone with the Andy Warhol: American Icons exhibition organized by GRAM, a successful Live Artfully Dinner, and a free public celebration day! Museum Leadership Dana Friis-Hansen Director and CEO Elly Barnette-Dawson Director of Advancement Ron Platt Chief Curator Maria Davis Director of Human Resources Christopher Bruce Director of Learning and Creativity Robert L. Branch CFO and COO

Our exhibitions and permanent collection sparked a robust community dialogue around engaging works of art. Each of our major exhibitions in 2017-18 were conceived and organized by GRAM staff. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle explored the past, present, and future of the Great Lakes. GRAM organized the exhibition and an accompanying catalogue in partnership with artist Alexis Rockman, who created his most extraordinary body of work to date. After debuting at GRAM, the show is currently traveling to five other museums across the Midwest. Other highlights included a series of solo exhibitions, featuring Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha, Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas, and Dylan Miner, who is a Michigan native of Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) descent. I am also excited to share

with you that we continued strengthening and diversifying our collection, through acquisitions of works of art by masters like Rembrandt van Rijn and Pablo Picasso, exhibiting artists Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Oswaldo Vigas, as well as noted Michigan artists like Mathias Alten and Stephen Frykholm. GRAM’s learning and public programming fostered creative expression and critical thinking for people of all ages. Field trips to the Museum, outreach visits in the community, art-making workshops, and art-integrated curricula and resources served young children, K-12 and college students, and teachers. Docent-guided tours, studio workshops, and classical and contemporary concerts engaged families, young adults, and the general public. These experiences would not be possible without the strong partnerships we have forged with area school districts, early learning centers, libraries, arts and cultural organizations, the healthcare sector, local retirement communities, and many other community organizations. Thank you for your support and participation as part of the GRAM family! While we reflect on the 2017-18 season, we are excited about what’s in store over the coming year, from new exhibitions to fun programming and events at the Museum. I hope to see you at GRAM soon! Warm Regards,

Dana Friis-Hansen Director and CEO







GRAM Visitors

Member Visits

Member Households

New Member Households





GRAM on the Green Attendees

Sunday Classic Concert Series Attendees

Third Grade Students Served Through the Language Artists Program

Weddings Booked at GRAM, Our Highest Number Ever!




Estimated Value of Volunteer Hours

Active Volunteers

Volunteer Hours


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Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle January 27 - April 28, 2018 Organized by GRAM in collaboration with the artist, The Great Lakes Cycle is Alexis Rockman’s most extraordinary body of work to date. This multifaceted project was initiated in 2013 when Rockman embarked on a research tour of the Great Lakes region. The suite of five mural-sized paintings serves as the centerpiece of the exhibition, which explores separate themes that emerged during Rockman’s travels. Each panorama is 6 by 12 feet, and can be interpreted from left to right, revealing timelines of geology, climate, and human history.

These are accompanied by several large-scale watercolors and field drawings—monochromatic animal and plant studies made from site-sourced organic material such as mud, sand, coal, and leaves.

positively shape the future health and sustainability of the Great Lakes. The show serves to inspire a wider understanding and bring greater attention to our community’s role in preserving and protecting the Lakes.

The impetus for this exhibition and Great Lakes tour was to challenge and educate a broad audience about the history, natural beauty, and significance of the Great Lakes. It also showcases the environmental challenges and threats they face, along with opportunities to

Cascade, 2015. Oil and alkyd on wood panel, 72 x 144 inches. Commissioned by Grand Rapids Art Museum with funds provided by Peter Wege, Jim and Mary Nelson, John and Muriel Halick, Mary B. Loupee, Karl and Patricia Betz, and general accessions funds. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2015.19



Alexis Rockman By the Numbers

21,511 visitors to the exhibition

43% of people visiting GRAM for the first time

2,881 students who participated in docent-guided tours of the exhibition

499 people who participated in docent-guided tours of the exhibition

13 online courses developed by students and professors from Northern Michigan University, based on the five mural-sized paintings of the exhibition

01 exhibition catalogue co-published by GRAM

01 children’s book published based on the exhibition

322 exhibition catalogues sold


Bubbly Creek, 2017. Watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper, 73 1/2 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

additional museums and arts and cultural institutions across the Midwest where the exhibition will travel to

03 public lectures by artists, authors, and journalists about the exhibition and related themes

Chimera, 2017. Watercolor, ink, and acrylic on paper, 73 3/8 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.


National Public Relations Efforts GRAM worked with Blue Water Communications to conduct a national public relations campaign for The Great Lakes Cycle. This strategic effort resulted in significant coverage by The New York Times, National Public Radio, Fine Art Connoisseur, and more, spotlighting the museum and West Michigan on a national level.

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412,000 Estimated Coverage Views

1.25 M Print Circulation

44 Media Outlets

580 M Online Readership

Media Highlights The New York Times: Alexis Rockman Portrays the Great Lakes in Glory and Decline, October 21, 2017 USA Today: The Best Museum Exhibits in the U.S. This Winter, January 2, 2018 Here and Now, National Public Radio: Fantastical Paintings Illustrate Great Lakes Ecology, Threats, and History, November 13, 2017 National Resources Defense Council: Beauty and Despair Collide in These Murals of the Great Lakes, December 5, 2017 Detroit Free Press: This Art Exhibit is All About the Great Lakes, January 31, 2018 Hyperallergic: Alexis Rockman Paints the Past and Possible Futures of the Great Lakes, March 12, 2018

“Alexis Rockman’s new series creates a vision of the lakes’ past, present, and future that sparks imagination while addressing stark realities.”

“In its ambitious vision, scale and technical execution, ‘The Great Lakes Cycle’ makes a persuasive case for drastic action to preserve the fragile Great Lakes ecosystem.”

- Clara Chaisson, National Resources Defense Council

- Troy Reimink, Detroit Free Press


Exhibition Touring Schedule Following its debut in Grand Rapids, Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle will travel to five arts and cultural institutions across the Midwest. June 2–October 1, 2018: Chicago Cultural Center October 19, 2018–January 27, 2019: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland February 8–May 19, 2019: Haggerty Museum of Art of Marquette University October 5, 2019–January 5, 2020: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota May 9–August 16, 2020: Flint Institute of Arts

Installation views of Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle



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Exhibition Publication

Reference Maps

Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue published by the Grand Rapids Art Museum in association with Michigan State University Press. The Great Lakes Cycle catalogue was written by Dana Friis-Hansen, with contributions by Jeff Alexander and Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, and a forward by Mark Van Putten, CEO of the Wege Foundation.

Reference maps were projected on a wall adjacent to the exhibition for visitors to see the extensive travel Rockman did within the region to prepare for the exhibition. In his paintings, Rockman condensed both time and geography into singular works on a particular theme. The maps expand these references and locations for visitors to see the full geographical scope of the project.



Exhibition Programming

GRAM & Grand Haven Area Public Schools Elementary STEAM program Student Art Exhibition: Inspired by The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Cycle Lecture Series Art Meets Science: The Story of the Great Lakes Cycle with Alexis Rockman and Dr. Jill Alexander

The Grand Rapids Art Museum partnered with Grand Haven Area Public Schools to showcase the artwork of students inspired by Alexis Rockman’s The Great Lakes Cycle.

The Great Lakes in the 21st Century: Unprecedented Change, Uncertain Future with author and journalist Jeff Alexander Fatal Crossing: The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 with author Valerie Van Heest

Adult Workshop: Painting with Natural Pigments Artists inspired by Rockman created their own paint with minerals, spices, and plant materials.

Parent and Child Workshops: Watercolor Collages Guests painted boldly-colored landscapes, populated with images cut from family photos or vintage National Geographic magazines. Drop-In Studio February: Field Drawings Guests explored Alexis Rockman’s field drawings, then made their own from natural materials like sand, mud, and ashes. April: Saturated Scenes Inspired by Alexis Rockman’s vibrant aquatic paintings, guests experimented with watercolor techniques to create underwater scenes.

The Cycle: A Beer Celebrating the Great Lakes As part of a collaboration with GRAM, Grand Rapids Brewing Co. (GRBC) released a limited-edition IPA, The Cycle, featuring a unique, juicy flavor and custom bottle design. Made with fresh, clean water from Lake Michigan, The Cycle represents GRAM and GRBC’s commitment to protecting the Great Lakes and supporting clean water initiatives. A portion of proceeds from sales of The Cycle were donated to GRAM in support of Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle.

Each art teacher worked with students to educate them on specific themes regarding the Great Lakes, and a small group of fourth-grade art students from each elementary school were selected to create the artwork. Teachers showed students Alexis Rockman’s paintings and discussed the elements and the artistic way in which he captured different themes of the Lakes. Students then collaborated on four works of art (2-D and 3-D low relief), each with a theme that aligned with Rockman’s paintings. Then, third-grade students at each elementary school worked in teams to create QR codes to embed into the artwork that provided additional content and information about the subject matter represented in each work of art.


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Community Programming GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM For seven weeks in July and August, the visual and performing arts combine to form a dynamic and inclusive gathering space in the heart of downtown. The Museum’s annual free summer concert series occurred on Thursday evenings (6 - 9 pm) from July 12 to August 23, and the concert series featured some of the best local and regional talent Michigan has to offer. Guests of all ages were invited to relax on the Museum’s outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, dancing, food trucks, free museum admission, artmaking activities, and a cash bar. The 2018 lineup offered a diverse bill, ranging from R&B/soul, contemporary folk, and jazz, to indie rock and bluegrass.

2018 Lineup: Jul 12

Tunde Olaniran with Dacia Bridges, Electronic/Pop

Jul 19

Yolonda Lavender with Grand Rapids Soul Club, R&B/Soul

Jul 26

Fauxgrass, Bluegrass

Aug 2

Organissimo, Jazz

Aug 9

Major Murphy with Frankie & Myrrh, Indie Rock

Aug 16

May Erlewine, Contemporary Folk

Aug 23

Earth Radio, Progressive Soul



Festival of the Arts GRAM provided the public with free admission during Festival of the Arts 2018, welcoming 3,366 people, who viewed works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection and traveling exhibitions on view, as well as a youth art exhibit organized by Festival of the Arts. GRAM staff led hands-on activities in the Museum Pocket Park, where nearly 500 Festival attendees created pinwheels from recycled materials. GRAM partnered with Festival of the Arts to present the works of nine local contemporary artists, who were among the winners of the juried 2018 Regional Art Competition. These winning works were on view at GRAM during July and August, engaging visitors with a wide variety of paintings, photographs, sculpture, and cyanotypes.

Sunday Classical Concert Series The Museum’s Sunday Classical Concert Series connects guests to a diverse arrangement of performers and instrumental mediums. GRAM collaborates with local and regional musicians and groups, including orchestra members of the Grand Rapids Symphony. The concert series weaves together the performing and visual arts, as concert attendees are invited to view the latest exhibitions and works from the collection before and after each concert. This past season, over 3,100 people attended the series of 16 concerts from October through March.


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Learning & Creativity “Thank you for letting me come to the GRAM. I had fun! I was really interested in the paintings and pictures. I learned that you can feel the art and feel like you’re in it. You taught us a lot of things and I want to come here again and again.” – Third Grade Student from Grand Rapids Public Schools

Language Artists: Creature Connections Language Artists: Creature Connections integrates literacy and the visual arts through a year-long unit of study that promotes academic and cultural achievement among third grade students. The Language Artists curriculum centers on artworks of animals from GRAM’s collection. The program empowers students to strengthen their writing skills and foster 21st century skills—critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and

communication. This robust program situates GRAM as an extension of the classroom, as the Museum and Grand Rapids Public Schools co-created Language Artists to enhance the district’s literacy curriculum. GRAM reaches many historically underserved schools, with over 75% of participating students of low-income households. This past year, the program

reached nearly 1,500 third grade students, through longstanding partnerships with eight different school districts, encompassing 30 elementary schools. Participating districts include Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kentwood Public Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, West Ottawa Public Schools, and several others.



GRAM Early Learners GRAM Early Learners promotes kindergarten readiness in children up to the age of five. Through arts-integrated learning, children build cognitive, social, and fine and gross motor skills that help prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond. GRAM partners with several early learning centers, including a longstanding partnership with the downtown Grand Rapids YMCA, and a new partnership with Grand Rapids Public Schools as part of the Michigan Department of Education’s Great Start Readiness Program for underserved children. Educators from early learning centers tour the Museum and collaborate with GRAM staff in developing a series of age-specific lesson plans that center on artworks from the collection. Instructors incorporate the lesson plans into their

early learning curricula, in conjunction with trips to the Museum and outreach visits by GRAM staff to early childhood centers. Children receive docent-led tours at GRAM, create art of their own, and engage in hands-on activities using puzzles, color and shape resources, and touch and feel books. Early Learners has expanded from serving 52 children in 2014, to over 500 today. The program also reaches over 200 parents and siblings, who are invited to a special reception at GRAM to celebrate the children’s accomplishments. Approximately 85% of children served are of low-tomoderate-income households.

Tours for All Ages GRAM’s Drop-in Tours engage visitors with the latest artworks on view from the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Led by a trained museum docent, the tours provide an in-depth exploration and discussion of art for people of all ages and backgrounds. The tour experiences offer diverse perspectives that deepen the public’s understanding of art and promote creative, dynamic conversation. The Museum also offers Sketching Tours, consisting of docent-led tours and sketching in the galleries to encourage creative expression. To serve young families, Baby & Me Tours are specialized experiences designed for babies and their parents/caregivers. These interactive tours feature changing themes such as animals, colors, and shapes.

GRAM’s Story Time Tours is a partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library, providing toddlers and preschool age children with interactive experiences at the Museum that blend literacy and the visual arts. During their visit, children participate in a story time session led by a youth librarian. They also engage in an art-making activity and receive a docent-guided tour in the galleries which includes a discussion of specific works of art on view.


Drop-in Studio Drop-in Studio is a hands-on art-making program for families, couples, and individuals to learn about and create art in GRAM Studio. Primarily offered on Saturday afternoons and during seasonal school breaks, the program has a variety of offerings designed for people of all ages. Through instruction from GRAM staff and volunteers, participants engage in art projects in the Studio, drawing inspiration from the artists, themes, and works of art on view at the Musuem. A total of 3,368 people took part in the program in 2017-18.

GRAM Gives Back: Educator Appreciation Event This year the Museum held its first GRAM Gives Back educator event. As the Learning and Creativity departent trimmed down their extra art supplies and organized studio spaces in preparation for the upcoming school year, they wanted to make these supplies available to area art educators—free of charge. Each invitee could bring one fellow educator to attend the event with them and each participant received a GRAM bag to fill with available art supplies. The event also served as an opportunity to book free ArtPrize 10 at GRAM school tours and learn more about resources for schools and educators while networking with fellow art educators from the area.

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Building Family Audiences at GRAM The Learning and Creativity Department developed several new programs and partnerships to build diverse, family audiences throughout the year. GRAM’s programming for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts were revamped to match their Council’s requirements for particular badges, and Scout Event Days were added to the calendar. This has resulted in a large increase in the scout audiences visiting the museum, many for the first time, encouraging them to return to GRAM to experience even more. “I wanted to thank you for offering such amazing Scout programs at GRAM! My Brownies had a wonderful time and your docents and staff really went above and beyond to make their art museum visit (most of them have never been to an art museum before!) a fun and exciting memory. They all demanded that we visit GRAM again soon!” - Brownie Girl Scout Troop Leader

In order to reach some of our youngest members of the community, the Discovery Club program was also added to the family programming line-up. This monthly program is designed for children 3-5 years old to experience art and art making at the museum with their adult family members. In honor of Earth Day and the conclusion of the exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, GRAM hosted a weekend of activities for families of all ages to enjoy. The Story Time program was offered, in addition to special drop-in tours, and the drop-in studio, resulting in several scout groups visiting the museum and increased attendance from families to celebrate Earth Day!


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Building Institutional Strength Social Media Communications During fiscal year 2017-18, the Grand Rapids Art Museum implemented social sharing campaigns in which GRAM encouraged visitors to engage with the Museum’s social channels and post about their experience during their visit. The campaign included on site promotion through social media signage in GRAM’s galleries, implementing user-generated content, as well as paid promotion on Facebook and Instagram. Instagram User: @mchalleyster

Instagram User: @lydiaslack

19,805 17,770

1,364 Users posted images of GRAM exhibitions

14,994 Facebook Likes


579 Posts during Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mirror Variations before ArtPrize 10 at GRAM, and increased by 439 posts during ArtPrize.

3,500 2,738 Instagram Followers

376 2016



Posts during Andy Warhol’s American Icons



GRAM Website Redesign

FY 2016-17 compared to FY 2017-18

In the past year, the Museum refreshed the website through a series of visual design and back-end updates. The updated website design includes new sizes and styles of photographs, a user-friendly interface that facilitates the navigation experience, the capability of selling online admission tickets, and more.


As a result of these updates, GRAM found a significant improvement in their website analytics when comparing fiscal year 2017-18 from the previous year.

Average session duration increased — users are staying on the website for longer periods of time.

30.47% Pages per session increased — users are going to more pages during their website visit.

24% Bounce rate (number of users who landed on the website by mistake) decreased — users are finding the content they’re looking for more easily.


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GRAM wins Michigan Battle of the Buildings Award GRAM was the proud recipient of the first place Biggest Loser in the “other” category at the 2018 Michigan Battle of the Building Awards. GRAM won the honor though a 15.46% reduction in energy use. This continues the commitment to environmental sustainability that set GRAM to be the first LEED Gold art museum in the world. GRAM was able to achieve such an energy reduction through a long process of identifying areas and processes where there was room for improvement, such as a customization of GRAM’s Building Management System to better control energy needs along with a reduction in use of non-essential equipment.

GRAM’s Virgin of Mercy Travels to Spain GRAM participated in a major international exhibition with the loan of Virgin of Mercy by Bartolomé Bermejo and Martín Bernat. The retrospective exhibition, entitled Bartolomé Bermejo, was jointly organized by the Museo del Prado in Madrid and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, and is the first time all the works by this major Spanish artist have been exhibited together.

Bartolomé Bermejo (Spanish, c. 1436–1498) and Martín Bernat (Spanish, c. 1440–1497) Virgin of Mercy, 14791480. Oil on conifer panel, 78 x 45.5 x 3.8 inches Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of Friends and Family of Eugene Masselink, 1965.1.1

GRAM’s painting Virgin of Mercy dates to 1479-1480 and was originally created to be part of the altarpiece of the Lobera family chapel in the church of Santa María del Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain. The exhibition reunited our painting with the two other panels from the altarpiece from known collections.

Prior to traveling to Spain, Virgin of Mercy underwent conservation to stabilize the paint and the structure of the wood panel. GRAM’s Registrar, Julie Burgess accompanied it in transit to Madrid to make sure it was safe along the way, to check its condition upon arrival, and to oversee its installation at the Prado. The exhibition was on view at the Museo del Prado October 9, 2018–January 27, 2019, and at the Museu Nacional d’art de Cataluaga (MNAC) February 14–May 19, 2019.



At the Museum

Gala 2018: Salute! A Night in Italy Ciao Bella! On May 5, 2018, the museum transformed into an Italian marketplace for GRAM’s annual fundraising Gala. The evening paid homage to everything we love about Italy; a memorable mix of classic cocktails and regional Italian wines, a wide spread of regional cuisine, and strolling dinner musicians. A heartfelt thank you to our event co-chairs, Susan Jandernoa, Glynn Ann Ruggeri, Rebecca Wierda, and Meg Miller Willit, for their work in helping us raise over $250,000 to support GRAM’s artistic and educational programming.

Membership Launched a New Membership level: The Visionnaires The Visionnaires is a new membership group for young art enthusiasts ages 21 - 40 who are looking for a deeper connection with GRAM, a place to meet other creatives, and a broadened social network through unique experiences, late-night events, and behind-the-scenes opportunities. To join the Visionnaires, visit


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Sixth Annual Live Artfully Dinner Live Artfully is an annual event that applauds the vibrant culture of our community, and the individuals whose leadership, support, and collaboration make it possible. At the sixth annual event, on September 28, 2018, we celebrated Dirk and June Hoffius for their passionate commitment to providing artistic experiences to everyone and for their exemplary service as community and art advocates. The event raised over $150,000, which enables the Museum to present audiences with engaging programs and continue collaborative efforts with the many cultural institutions in our community. This event would not be possible without the support of GRAM’s many friends, new and old, and of our presenting sponsor, Greenleaf Trust. Dirk and June Hoffius

Corporate Partners Corporate Partners are a vital part of the Museum ecosystem, supporting a wide variety of GRAM’s exhibitions, programs, and events through in-kind donations, sponsorships, and staff volunteer hours. Throughout the year, we welcomed seven new partners to the museum, finishing the year with 81 partners. Corporate Partners received exclusive invitations to events through the year, including the Wine Down and Get Cheesy networking event, a Corporate Partner GRAM on the Green night, and even a special evening in 2017 with Willem van Gogh, great grand nephew of Vincent van Gogh.



Donor Spotlight: Jeff Gurney & Xuesi Li Gurney

Xuesi Li and Jeff Gurney

Xuesi, born in Guangzhou, China, and Jeff, a native Grand Rapidian, have loved being a part of the GRAM family for several years. They both share a passion for art in its many forms and the impact that it has on a personal level and to a community. One of the things Xuesi and Jeff appreciate most about GRAM is the accessibility of the museum staff and the engagement of visitors and artists to share in their personal observations of the artwork. As Jeff describes, “The expression of an artist versus the interpretation of an observer acts as a catalyst for thought provoking discussion and discovery. Xuesi and I have had the opportunity to view some phenomenal exhibits at GRAM and we have always enjoyed talking amongst the two of us, with other members, the Chief

Curator, the GRAM staff, or the artist themselves to learn more about a piece. To us, this interaction is priceless and adds a new dimension to the experience that you cannot always capture from just viewing an object and reading its accompanying note card. GRAM’s exhibitions and events provide that interactive atmosphere and access which we revel in.” Xuesi also adds, “I was immediately impressed when I came to the museum for the first time. Having lived in St. Louis and New York and visiting their art museums, I was pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the exhibitions at the GRAM and the friendliness of the staff. I have always felt welcomed when I have attended an event or exhibition at the Museum.”

Board Spotlight: Eddie T.L. Tadlock Eddie T.L. Tadlock, Assistant General Manager of DeVos Place/DeVos Performance Hall/Van Andel Arena (SMG), is an entrepreneurial executive with years of comprehensive facility management experience in operating stadiums, arenas, theaters, and convention facilities.

Eddie Tadlock

Eddie is the curator in residence for ArtPrize at DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena. In addition he coordinates Art Exhibitions throughout the year at DeVos Place, partnering with Kendall College of Art and Design, Avenue of the arts, and Grand Valley State University.

He is involved with many non-profit and cultural organizations, including the Heart of West Michigan United Way, BL2END Grand Rapids Community Foundation, St. Cecilia Music Center and the Grand Rapids Symphony. He currently serves several boards including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Diversity in Arts and Music Festival, Community Sustainability Partnership, 2030 District, Boy Scouts of America, President Ford Council, West Michigan Jazz Society, and the City of Grand Rapids Ad Hoc Art Advisory Board. He is a self-described jazz junky, orchid-lover, art collector, Kulture Vulture blogger, Marine, Certified Tourism Ambassador, and bibliophile.

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Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections and Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian May 19, 2018 October 7, 2018 The two concurrent solo exhibitions brought together two internationallyacclaimed contemporary women artists, Anila Quayyum Agha, a Pakistani-American artist, and Monir Farmanfarmaian, an Iranian artist. Agha’s immersive gallery installation, Intersections, returned to GRAM after winning the Grand Prize in ArtPrize 2014. Intersections is an extraordinary gallery installation centered around a suspended cube. Each of the steel cube’s six sides have a laser-cut design. A single light source within the cube casts shadows onto the surrounding walls, ceiling, floors, as well as any people within the space, to create an interactive environment of interlacing pattern. Farmanfarmaian’s international reputation for her innovative work in mirrored mosaics and geometric patterns were highlighted through her multipart relief sculptures with abstract geometric surfaces of intricately cut mirror and reverse-glass painting. The community’s overwhelming energy and enthusiasm for Agha and Farmanfarmaian’s works led GRAM to extend both exhibitions through the duration of ArtPrize.

Anila Quayyum Agha (American, b. Pakistan 1965). Intersections, 2013. Laser-cut wood, 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 feet. Courtesy of the Artist.

ArtPrize 10 at GRAM September 12, 2018 October 7, 2018

Installation view of Artprize 10 at GRAM

Ten contemporary artists participated in ArtPrize 10 at GRAM who brought a diverse spectrum of media, materials, and perspectives to the exhibition. The Museum provided the community with highly accessible and exceptional experiences during ArtPrize 10. The exhibition fostered community dialogue around social and cultural themes, such as the interwoven oral and visual traditions of Western and West Africa cultures, gun violence in America, LGBTQ rights, Cacerolazo—a form of peaceful public protest that originated in South America, and the urban environment’s impact on the displacement and loss of wildlife in relation.



Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle January 27, 2018 April 29, 2018

Andy Warhol’s American Icons October 28, 2017 February 11, 2018

Rockman’s series celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors including climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture, and urban sprawl. While there has been some success in reversing these trends, the exhibition of these dramatic works served to inspire wider understanding and draw greater attention to the urgency of these issues.

The exhibition helped celebrate GRAM’s 10-year anniversary in its new LEED Gold certified building at 101 Monroe. Pop Artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is one of the most inventive and prolific artists of the 20th century, and he truly held a mirror to the full range of American popular culture. Organized by GRAM, Andy Warhol’s American Icons showcased Warhol’s unparalleled artistic celebration of America. The exhibition presented the community with a unique selection of Warhol’s thought-provoking paintings and works on paper, prints, photographs, and film.

Oswaldo Vigas (Venezuelan, 1923–2014). Asmodé, 1970. Oil on canvas, 39.37 x 31.49 inches. Courtesy of Oswaldo Vigas Foundation

Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations May 19, 2018 September 2, 2018

Christian Marclay: Video Quartet October 28, 2017 January 14, 2018

GRAM presented the work of one of South America’s most ambitious modern artists. Oswaldo Vigas (1923 – 2014) drew on a broad mixture of sources and stylistic approaches for his art, mingling indigenous South American traditions with Western modernism into a distinct personal language. The exhibition was organized by GRAM and was the Venezuelan artist’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., with over 40 works spanning 40 years.

Video Quartet is a 14-minute video installation by Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay, which brings together more than 700 individual film clips, each containing music or some form of sound. Appropriated from popular Hollywood movies and documentaries in which characters play instruments, sing, or produce sound, the artist takes these snippets of sound and imagery and molds them together to create a new, unified composition.

The paintings and drawings on view showed how Vigas regularly transformed the look and style of his work, while consistently focusing on spiritual and emotional issues, as well as his firm belief that art can connect people across time and distance. Bilingual signage and exhibition labels were also developed for the exhibition, connecting Spanish-speaking visitors with the works on view.

Projected on four contiguous video screens, Video Quartet is simultaneously a sonic and visual composition, with the two modes inextricably layered and entwined. Marclay, who has been combining musical performances since his early work in the 1970s, spent a year meticulously composing and editing Video Quartet. The installation traveled from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The exhibition drew on 33 of Warhol’s works, from his famous screenprints, to paintings and videos. The show brought together works from GRAM’s collection, as well as many borrowed works from private collections and other museums, including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, which loaned Warhol’s famous 1962 painting Green Coca-Cola Bottles.

Installation view of Andy Warhol: American Icons


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Carl Wilson: Her Purse Smelled Like Juicy Fruit and Other Tales November 3, 2017 March 11, 2018

American Spectacle: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection June 8, 2018 August 5, 2018

GRAM’s ongoing Michigan Artist Series presented the work of Carl Wilson, who draws on his own life and the lives of others to tell a story through his art. The exhibition showcased a series of Wilson’s linoleum prints with narrative text that told the life story of the artist’s mother. Using traditional carving techniques, and influenced by expressionist printmakers of the past, Wilson reinterprets the graphic linocut style to create a striking visual chronicle of his memories and imagination. The exhibition is Wilson’s first solo exhibition, marking an important milestone in the artist’s career.

From sweeping landscapes to still life paintings, the 11 works on view in this exhibition revealed a variety of ways artists struggled to define the nation. Painted between 1855 and 1936, these works depicted images of American spectacle–dramatic moments, places, and events in U.S. history. The turn of the century was a time of immense change, which prompted artists to explore issues of American culture and identity, national memory, and the meaning of history and progress. The show was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and made possible by the Richard and Jane Manoogian Collection.

Show and Tell: GRAM Staff Selections from the Permanent Collection May 19, 2018 September 12, 2018 The Grand Rapids Art Museum employs over 60 individuals who work in a wide range of departments, from security and visitor services to education and facility management. Each staff member brings a different point of view to our organization and has a unique perspective on the artwork we display. For this exhibition, GRAM’s curatorial department asked staff members from across the museum to select works from the permanent collection that they felt a personal connection with. Selections might be by a staff member’s favorite artist, have a connection to a special memory, or be a tie to their cultural or ethnic background. Works on view were accompanied by a label with information about each staff member and the reasons for their selection.

From Wilderness to Resource: A Story in Pictures February 24, 2018 May 6, 2018 This selection from GRAM’s permanent collection was organized to complement the exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle. Like Rockman’s impressive paintings and works on paper, the works on view in this exhibition addressed the relationship between humankind and the natural environment. Focused primarily on the United States, the exhibition presented a story in pictures of the changes in the natural landscape over the previous two centuries.

Tony Mendoza (Cuban, b. 1941), Dog Beach 3 (Two Dogs on Inflatable), 2014. Archival inkjet print, 17 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Lee Marks Fine Art, Indiana.

Tony Mendoza: Cats and Dogs March 16, 2018 June 10, 2018 The Cats and Dogs exhibition displayed photographs by Tony Mendoza, an Ohiobased photographer and writer of Cuban descent. Among the 18 works included were images from his 1985 project, Ernie: A Photographer’s Memoir, which features a photogenic feline Mendoza encountered upon moving to a new apartment, as well as images from the series Dog Beach, and Bob, named for a dachshund who became something of a canine “muse” to the photographer. Mendoza’s images combine an animal-lover’s focus on a subject’s behavior and personality with a photographer’s attention to composition, light, and movement.



Financial Overview 2017-2018 Audited Financials


Support & Revenue 2018 2017 Contributions* $7,561,061 $9,693,544 Admissions $166,264 $120,775 Memberships $211,985 $240,881 Program fees $104,393 $80,945 Special Events $777,454 $584,160 Museum Store $262,577 $237,122 Foundation Support $635,412 $627,559 Exhibition touring $57,500 Investment return Appreciation in beneficial $2,331 $5,709 interest in remainder trust $3,101 $2,926 In-kind donations $26,951 $69,299 Other income $9,354 $39,917 Total support and revenue:






Administration Curatorial Advancement Communications Membership Learning & Creativity Facilities Security Guest Services Volunteer Services Museum Store Special Events Interest Depreciation Collection Items

$1,120,726 $695,603 $772,496 $402,609 $134,942 $402,588 $1,114,279 $283,362 $214,785 $29,985 $270,081 $408,124 $56,030 $1,981,998 $(188,258)

$1,091,151 $607,635 $568,137 $366,260 $195,241 $317,092 $945,797 $272,869 $217,416

Total Expenses: Change in net assets: Net assets at beginning of year: Net assets at end of year:



$2,149,018 $62,111,069 $64,260,087

$4,339,645 $57,771,424 $62,111,069

*Includes pledges for future year contributions.

$258,793 $334,130 $72,607 $1,977,279 $108,800

Endowment $635,412

23.38% Earned Income $1,490,574

66.6% Philanthropic Gifts for 2017 - 2018 Fiscal Year $4,249,876


ANNUAL REPORT 2017 — 2018


Chuck Close (American, b. 1940) Self-Portrait, 1995 Screenprint on paper, edition 13/50 64 1/2 x 54 inches Gift of John and Lynn Vinkemulder, 2017.3 Zoltan Sepeshy (American, 1898–1974) Sand Dunes, c. 1930 Tempera on Masonite 21 1/4 x 27 inches framed Gift of the Rothman Family, 2017.4 Ernest Harrison Barnes (American, 1873–1955) Clear Cutting on the Upper Peninsula, n.d. Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches; 34 1/4 x 39 1/4 inches framed Gift of Dr. William and Sharon Theobald, 2017.5 Gerald Mast (American, 1908–1971) Untitled, 1968 Watercolor on paper 22 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches Gift of Dr. Bruce Cohan, 2017.6 Stephen Frykholm (American, b. 1942) Target, artist proof, 1972 Screenprint on paper Diptych, sheets 25 3/4 x 40 inches each Gift of Kate and John McGarry, 2017.7a-b George Nelson & Associates Sling Sofa, produced by Herman Miller from 1964 to 2000 Brown leather and chrome-plated steel 112 x 33 x 30 inches Gift of John and Claudia Berry, 2017.8

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991) Mezzotint in Crimson, 1969 Mezzotint on Chatham British handmade paper Sheet 25 1/4 x 20 1/8 inches; Image 8 11/16 x 26 1/2 inches Gift of Martin and Enid Packard, 2017.9 Frank Short (1857-1945) The Temple of Jupiter in the Island of Aegina, 1920 Mezzotint on paper Sheet 12 3/8 x 17 1/8 inches; Image 7 1/2 x 10 9/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.10 Richard Earlom (English, 1743–1822) After Claude Lorrain (French, 1604–1682) Liber Veritatis #153, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 10 3/8 x 13 3/16 inches; Image 8 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.11 Richard Earlom (English, 1743–1822) After Claude Lorrain (French, 1604–1682) Liber Veritatis #174, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 10 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches; Image 7 3/4 x 10 3/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.12

Richard Earlom (English, 1743–1822) After Claude Lorrain (French, 1604–1682) Liber Veritatis #187, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 10 3/8 x 13 3/16 inches; Image 8 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.13 John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Flatford Mill, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 10 7/16 x 13 1/16 inches; Image 5 5/8 x 7 1/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.14 John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) River Stour, Suffolk, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 3/4 x 17 inches; Image 5 11/16 x 8 3/4 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.15 John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Yarmouth, Norfolk, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 10 9/16 x 14 1/2 inches; Image 5 1/2 x 8 11/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.16



George Nelson and Associates, Sling Sofa, produced by Herman Miller from 1964 to 2000. Brown leather and chrome-plated steel, 30 x 112 x 33 inches. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of John and Claudia Berry, 2017.8

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches; Image 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.17

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Gillingham Mill, Dorsetshire, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 15 13/16 x 11 3/4 inches; Image 7 5/16 x 6 1/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.19

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) The Glebe Farm, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 3/4 x 17 inches; Image 5 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.18

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Jaques and the Wounded Stag, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 11/16 x 17 inches; Image 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.20

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Sir Richard Steele’s Cottage, Hampstead Road, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 7/16 x 17 inches; Image 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.21 John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Castle Acre Priory, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches; Image 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.22


ANNUAL REPORT 2017 — 2018

David Levinthal (American, b. 1949) 10 photographs from the series Baseball, 1998–2004 Dye diffusion transfer color prints (Polaroids) 24 x 20 inches each Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 2017.30a-j David Levinthal (American, b. 1949) 8 photographs from the series Wild West, 1989–1998 Dye diffusion transfer color prints (Polaroids) 24 x 20 inches each Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 2017.31a-h

Installation view of David Levinthal: Baseball at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. All works © David Levinthal

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Arundel Mill and Castle, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 11 3/4 x 17 inches; Image 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.23

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Summer Afternoon – After a Shower, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 9 5/8 x 14 1/8 inches; Image 5 9/16 x 7 7/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.26

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 10 x 13 9/16 inches; Image 5 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.24

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669) Nude Man Seated on the Ground with One Leg Extended, 1646 Etching on paper 3 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches Gift of Margaret Goebel, 2017.27

John Constable (English, 1776–1837) David Lucas (English, 1802–1881) Spring, n.d. Mezzotint on paper Sheet 9 3/4 x 14 1/8 inches; Image 5 x 9 11/16 inches Gift of Dr. Arthur and Kristine Rossof, 2017.25

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Le Deux Modeles, 1954 Lithograph on Arches paper Sheet 19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches Gift of Margaret Goebel, 2017.28 David Levinthal (American, b. 1949) 10 photographs from the series American Beauties, 1989–1990 Dye diffusion transfer color prints (Polaroids) 24 x 20 inches each Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 2017.29a-j

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian, b. 1924) Tir (Convertible Series), 2015 Mirror, reverse-glass painting, plaster on wood Six parts, 24 x 27 x 6 inches each Museum Purchase, Wege Fund, 2018.1 Jerry Gretzinger (American, b. 1942) 20 panels from Jerry’s Map, 2013–2017 Acrylic, marker, colored pencil, ink, collage and inkjet print on paper 8 x 10 inches each Gift of the Artist, 2018.2a-t Cleve Carney print portfolio, 2013–2017 All works edition 20/20 Judy Ledgerwood, In Regards to Cleve Carney, lithograph on paper, sheet 16 x 16 inches, 2018.3a Tony Tasset, Self Portrait as a Surrealist Sculpture, etching on paper, sheet 18 x 24 inches, 2018.3b Phyllis Bramson, Three Little Maids…, 7 color lithograph with collé and hand coloring on cream Rives BFK, sheet 30 x 22 inches, 2018.3c Richard Rezac, Untitled, three plate etching on paper, sheet 22 x 30 inches, 2018.3d Michelle Grabner, TBD, lithograph on pape, sheet 22 x 30 inches, 2018.3e Gift of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery and Justin Witte


Mathias Alten (American, 1871–1938) Untitled (Still Life) Oil on canvas Framed 34 x 34 inches Gift of Scott and Julie Reenders in honor of Hugh Dodge, 2018.4 Paul Cadmus (American, 1904–1999) Arabesque, 1947 Edition 19/35 Etching on paper Image 9 x 9 inches; Framed 23 x 18 inches Gift of Scott and Julie Reenders in honor of Hugh Dodge, 2018.5 Paul Cadmus (American, 1904–1999) Waiting for Rehearsal, 1984 Edition 108/175 Etching on paper Image 13 x 9 inches; Framed 23 x 18 inches Gift of Scott and Julie Reenders in honor of Hugh Dodge, 2018.6 Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946) Horses, 1904 Photogravure Image 7 1/8 x 9 inches Gift of James A. and Gail Straub, 2018.7 James Van Der Zee (American, 1886–1983) Untitled (Studio Portrait of a Woman in Fur Coat and Hat) Photograph 6 x 3 5/8 inches Gift of James A. and Gail Straub, 2018.8 Otto Sarony Studio Untitled (Portrait of a Nurse) Photograph 9 3/4 x 8 inches Gift of James A. and Gail Straub, 2018.9 Adolf de Meyer (French, 1868–1949) The Balloon Man, 1912 Photogravure Image 8 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches Gift of James A. and Gail Straub, 2018.10


Paul B. Haviland (French, 1880–1950) New York at Night, 1914 Photogravure Image 5 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches Gift of James A. and Gail Straub, 2018.11 Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian, 1924-2019) Untitled, 1980 Ink and pen on paper 18 x 25 inches Gift of the Artist and Haines Gallery, 2018.12 Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) Conway, from Eccentric Polygons, 1974 Edition 70/100 Lithograph and screenprint in colors on paper 17 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches Gift of Mary Jean Waddell, 2018.13

Tim Gardner (American, b. 1973) Untitled – Runners with Girls and Liquor, 1998 Watercolor on paper 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches Gift of Alex Lasarenko, 2018.18 Tim Gardner (American, b. 1973) Untitled – Nick and S, Cancun, Mexico, 1999 Watercolor on paper 16 x 14 1/4 inches Gift of Alex Lasarenko, 2018.19 Oswaldo Vigas (Venezuelan, 1923–2014) Quiberonesa No. II, 1982 Gouache on cardboard 29.52 x 21.45 inches Gift of Oswaldo Vigas Foundation, 2018.20

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) Swan Engraving Square III (Swan Engraving VII), 1982 Edition 14/20 Etching on handmade paper 51 1/2 x 54 inches Gift of Mary Jean Waddell, 2018.14 Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930) Untitled (Catalog Cover), 1977 From an unsigned edition of 3,000 Screenprint in colors on paper 9 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches Gift of Mary Jean Waddell, 2018.15 Charles Garabedian (American, 1923–2016) Apotheosis, 1995-96 Acrylic on canvas 96 x 84 inches Gift of Lucille and Ron Neeley, 2018.16 Alfred Juergens (American, 1866–1934) Landscape, 1933 Oil on mat board 16 x 20 inches Gift of Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2018.17

Oswaldo Vigas (Venezuelan, 1923–2014) Quiberonesa No. II, 1982. Gouache on cardboard, 29.5 x 21.4 inches. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of Oswaldo Vigas Foundation, 2018.20 © Oswaldo Vigas 2014


ANNUAL REPORT 2017 — 2018

Donor List

2018 Grand Rapids Art Museum Donors Grand Rapids Art Museum sincerely thanks the individuals, foundations, and businesses listed for their financial support and gifts of art recieved in 2018. $1,000,000+ Wege Foundation $100,000+ Steelcase Foundation $50,000+ Karl & Patricia Betz Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation Greenleaf Trust Meijer James & Mary Nelson Kate & Richard Wolters Foundation $25,000+ Amway Edith Blodgett Legacy Fund of The Brookby Foundation CDV5 Foundation Bill & Marilyn Crawford Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation Cate & Sid Jansma, Jr. The Meijer Foundation Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts Steelcase Inc. $10,000+ Applause Catering + Events ArtPrize Bank of America Barnes & Thornburg LLP Kenneth Betz & Patricia Brewer Gregory & Rajene Betz Beusse & Porter Family Foundation David & Carol Burgess Estate of Olga H. Cassard Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation James P. & Judith A. DeLapa Eenhoorn, LLC. Ferris State University Fifth Third Bank

Gillett Family Foundation Grand Valley State University Haworth, Inc. Dirk & June Hoffius Howard Miller Company J.C. & Tammy Huizenga Marilyn C. Hunting Beatrice A. Idema Barbara & Thomas Jackoboice The Keeler Foundation aka The Miner S. & Mary Ann Keeler Fund Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University Herbert & Sharon Lantinga Mary Loupee Doug Meijer Sarah Meijer Jack H. Miller National Christian Foundation West Michigan Estate of Valerie B. Nelson Janet & Mark Nisbett PNC Bank Progressive AE Sebastian Foundation Jerry & Marcia Tubergen Foundation Varnum LLP Greg & Meg Willit Wolverine Worldwide Anonymous $5,000+ John R. Bertsch Boxed Water Is Better LLC Janet Gatherer Boyles & John Boyles Gift in Memory of Susan Broman Sam & Janene Cummings CWD Real Estate Robert W. Daverman Rick & Melissa DeVos John & Marilyn Drake Kayem Dunn Frank & Ann Battistella Grand Rapids Art Museum Fund Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Gill John & Nancy Gordon Jeff Gurney & Xuesi Li Gurney J. Visser Design Estate of Virginia Glew Jaeger Jandernoa Foundation The Jury Foundation Keller Foundation Hank & Liesel Meijer Miller Johnson Attorneys Daniel & Kathleen Molhoek David & Kimberly Moorhead

Lizbeth Sorensen O’Shaughnessy The Louis & Helen Padnos Foundation Shelley Padnos & Carol Sarosik Kathleen Stewart Ponitz Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC RDV Corporation Rothbury Farms Robert & Karen Schermer Marilyn Titche VanderLaan Family Foundation Dan & Ellen Vander Mey Warner Norcross + Judd $2,500+ Tammy & Howie Bailey Bruce & Rita Bailey brightly Thomas & Sandra Burr Burr & Company Betts & Jim Casey Kathryn Chaplow Interior Design Crowe LLP Tom & Robbin DeMeester Brian DeVries Joseph H. Doele Kost & Candy Elisevich Ellis Parking Company Ronald Ford, MD & Dawn Ford Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Founders Brewing Company Dana Friis-Hansen & Mark Holzbach William H. Gilbert Trust Robert & Nancy Gleffe Diane Griffin M. James & Sarah G. Gunberg Terry D. West & Richard L. Hagan Hand Surgery Centre | Elite Plastic Surgery Richard G. Hansen & Nonnie Buth Kurt & Madelon Hassberger Jonathan S. Hoffman Greg & Leah Hooks Christopher Hufnagel & Jill Conrad-Hufnagel Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC Donald & Bunny Johnson Ritsu Katsumata & Stafford Smith Donald & Ann Kelley Blake & Mary Krueger Barbara Mayo-Johnson Deb Meijer Jane & John Meilner Glen Johnson & Tom Merchant Merrill Lynch Laurie Murphy & Ed Manderfeld New Urban Home Builders Barbara & Jim O’Connor

Martin & Enid Packard Doug & Nancy Padnos Bill Padnos & Margy Kaye Jillane & Bill Payne Prime Buchholz Priority Health Rehmann Milt & Barbara Rohwer Christopher Rosmarin Michael & Glynn Ann Ruggeri Bill Scarbrough & Kate Kesteloot Scarbrough Jack & Susan Smith Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Dr. Ghayas & Joy Uddin Universal Forest Products Inc. Frank & Sharon Van Haven Deb & Dick VanderZyden Elizabeth Welch Scott & Rebecca Wierda $1,000+ James Balk & Shirley Balk Sandra & Thomas Bergh Margaret & Jeffrey Beusse Frederick A. Bogaert John & Susan Borgman Molly Bradshaw The Brooks Family Joan Buchanan Jennifer Butler Tom & Sandy Carroll Anita Carter Roger W. & Nancy Clouse Bob & Julie Connors Kathryn Carolan & Donald Cooper Lin Culver Mimi Cummings Bill & Margie Darooge Joy DeBoer Jeffrey DeLongchamp Dr. Jack & Katy Lukens Family Fund Paul & Mary Jo Drueke John H. Edlund Twink Frey Meg Goebel Florence Goodyear Sandy Gordon Inta Grace Grand Rapids Community Foundation Erin Gravelyn Jana Hall Paul & Sheryl Haverkate Marcus & Helle Haw Herman Foundation Diane & Dan Hickey Stephen & Susan Hoffius


Timothy & Barbara Hoffman Earl & Donnalee Holton Laura B. Huizenga Family Foundation John Hunting IBM Corporation Margaret P. Idema Irwin Seating Company Dorothy A. Johnson Gil & Tinker Judson Patricia Kacos James & Amy Keane Kennari Consulting Peter & Helga Kleinschmidt Korff Foundation Lacks Enterprises, Inc. Marilyn Lankfer & Jeff Schad Thomas H. Logan Judy Maggini Mary Free Bed Mark & Mary Beth Meijer Mark & Elizabeth Murray Jon & Carol Muth Stephanie Naito Margaret & Robert Nault Robert & Patricia Nelson Craig & Jenny Niemann John & Gail Nowak Old National Bank Gordon & Christine Olson Foundation Open Systems Technologies Chris & Greta Overvoorde Mitchell & Karen Padnos PADNOS Charles Schoenknecht & Ward Paul Till Peters Timothy & Pamela Pietryga Scott & Julie Reenders Dr. Sandra & Mr. Warren Rempel Larry & Sally Robson Dr. Arthur & Kristine Rossof Ted & Gloria Rozeboom Ellie E. Sarafis John & Prim Sebastian James & Deanna Smith Jorgen & Meg Sorensen Tim & Jane Stoepker Dave Heilman & George Stoutin Eddie T.L. Tadlock Triangle Associates, Inc. United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit Daniel & Ann VanEerden Harold & Lori Voorhees Watermark Insurance Services Mitch & Stacey Watt The Samuel L. Westerman Foundation Dorothy Williamson Anonymous (2) $500 Susan & Martin Allen Jonathan & Leslie Anderson Charles & Susan Andrews Judy & Tom Anthrop Donald & Ellen Arlinsky AUXILIARY Noyes & Elizabeth Avery Janet & John Baab Carter & Mary Bacon Caroline Beall Norman & Kristina Beauchamp


Barbara Benda Eleanor L. Bryant Joan & Doug Budden Philip & Gretchen Chamberlain Charlevoix County Community Foundation Clark Hill PLC Roger & Mara Colman The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area Peter & Carol Cordes Paige Cornetet Bill & Anita Crawford Timothy & Colleen Curtin Lois & Robert DeBoer Susan DeJonge Dennis DeLano & Merritt Taylor Matthew & Katie Den Herder Gerald & Peggy DePersia Drs. Daniel & Judy Dethmers Ann M. Dilley Bill & Anita Eerdmans Gail & Jim Fahner Paula & Michael Freed Debra Fulton Don & Laurie Gardner Larry & Mary Gerbens Kathryn Gerow Mark & Barbara Gerson Richard & Linda Glaser Tom & Sally Gleason Beth Goebel Kenneth & Marilyn Goodson Kendall Grashuis & Lori Lockyear Greg & Jane Hazle Paulus & Rosemary Heule John & Gwen Hibbard Susan & Stephen Holmes David & Leslie Hooker Win & Kyle Irwin Fred Keller Raymond M. Kennedy Dave & Betty Killoran Rebecca & Wallson Knack Janet Krueger & Bruce Goodman Scott & Margaret Lancaster Tracy Lanning Norm & Marilyn Leven & Family Barrie & Jim Loeks Ray Loeschner Michael & Suzanne Lutz Judson & Lynn Lynch Deborah & Daniel Mankoff Marsilje Foundation Wendy & Edgar O. Marty Janet McCasey John & Kate McGarry Stephanie McNamara Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Colleen & Howard Mitchell Richard & Judy Morrison Les & Barbara Neuman Paula Neumann O’Donovan Family Foundation Chris & Joan Panopoulos Peter & Carroll Perez Margaret Potter Jim & Marie Preston Mary Schaff Bob & Kim Schermer Valerie & Joseph Schmieder Jim & Susie Sebastian

Peter & Joan Secchia Wilhelm & Mary Seeger Giselle & Peter Sholler Tracy Sianta Diana R. Sieger SpeakEZ Lounge Kevin & Julie Stapleton Daniel Terpsma & Jessica Murphy Jane Timmer Barbara Timmer & Catherine Benkaim Steve & Cheryl Timyan Dean J. Toriella Kerstin & George Trowbridge Mark Van Allsburg David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation Jerry & Barbara Van Leeuwen Mark & Colleen Van Putten Frank & Mindi VandenBosch David & Janet VanDyke Ross & Suzann VanKlompenberg Robert & Susan VanTuinen Julie & Warren Veltman Wayne & Angela Visbeen Vogt Foundation Bill & Mindy Wakefield Pamela & Will Wannemacher Janet & Jim Watkins West Michigan Sports Commission Steve & Rebecca Westphal Larry H Whipple & Susan Morley Whipple Whitecaps Community Foundation Sally Wierda Jim & Sue Williams Jennifer Wilson Susan O. Wold Stephan & Jennifer Wolf Anna Zaharakos Robert Zylstra Gifts of Art to the Permanent Collection Cleve Carney Art Gallery Haines Gallery Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Meg Goebel Jerry Gretzinger Kohler Foundation, Inc. Alex Lasarenko Lucille & Ron Neeley Oswaldo Vigas Foundation Scott & Julie Reenders in honor of Hugh Dodge Shelley Padnos & Carol Sarosik James A. & Gail Straub John & Lynn Vinkemulder Mary Jean Waddell Justin Witte Gifts In-Kind Advanced Laser Cutting Technologies, Inc. Aperitivo Art of the Table Buy Right Packaging Supply Christie’s Clark Communications Community Media Center Deloitte

Experience Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Drive Holland Litho Printing ImageQuest LaFontsee Galleries & Framing MADCAP Coffee Company MeXo Nothing Bundt Cakes Propeller VNN Wells Street Consulting West Michigan Whitecaps WYCE 88.1 FM Legacy Society Tammy & Howie Bailey Kenneth Bandstra John & Claudia Berry Janet & John Boyles Molly Bradshaw Samuel Cummings John & Marilyn Drake David & Judith Frey Dana Friis-Hansen & Mark Holzbach Meg Goebel Erin E. Gravelyn Michelle Hoexum Dirk Hoffius Barbara & Thomas Jackoboice Mary Ann Keeler Ann & Don Kelley Barbara A. Kuhn Thomas Logan Mary Loupee Tom Merchant & Glen Johnson Jack J. Miller Paula Neal Stephanie A. Neal Chris & Greta Overvoorde Martin & Enid Packard Douglas & Nancy Padnos Charles G. Schoenknecht & Ward A. Paul Kathleen Stewart Ponitz Stella Royce Margaret Ryan Ellie E. Sarafis Bill Scarbrough & Kate Kesteloot Scarbrough Gerald & Emma Talen James & Janet Watkins Dorothy J. Williamson Kate Pew Wolters Anonymous (5)

Board of Trustees Tamara R. Bailey President Kathleen Stewart Ponitz Vice President Lizbeth O’Shaughnessy Secretary/Treasurer Luis E. Avila Stacie Behler Patricia Betz Marilyn Crawford Sam Cummings Joseph H. Doele Jim Engelking Meg Goebel Erin Gravelyn Diane Griffin Kurt Hassberger Christopher Hufnagel Ritsu Katsumata Rishi Makkar India Manns Jane Boyles Meilner Jim Overbeck Sydney DeVos Reames Christopher Rosmarin Carol Sarosik Eddie T.L. Tadlock Mitchell Watt Meg Miller Willit

Foundation Board of Trustees

Honorary Life Trustees

Lauretta K. Murphy President

Anita Carter Pamella DeVos Marilyn Q. Drake David G. Frey Mary Ann Keeler Mary Loupee Mary Nelson Kate Pew Wolters

Lizbeth O’Shaughnessy Secretary/Treasurer Tamara R. Bailey Thomas A. DeMeester Gregory Hooks Janet Nisbett Douglas Padnos Eddie T.L. Tadlock Douglas Williams

GRAM remembers Margaret Bradshaw and Luci King for their friendship and leadership as Honorary Life Trustees. Trustee listing as of print date.

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