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MASTERPIECES OF AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING 1820 – 1950

OCTOB E R 20, 20 13 – JA NUA RY 12, 2014


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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 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

Charles Anderson President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer John Drake 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

Dear Members, Friends, and Guests, What an exciting fall we’ve planned for you! As I write this, GRAM’s ArtPrize artists are starting to set up their works. This year, we have works in a wide variety of media, styles, and approaches, all focused on the theme, Reimagining the Landscape and the Future of Nature. Later in the fall, come back and enjoy GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore—select ArtPrize highlights drawn from venues across the city, installed on all three floors of the Museum alongside works from our own collection. ®

The big news is GRAM’s presentation of Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820–1950, highlights from the prestigious collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. If you’ve ever taken an American art history course, you’ve heard of these paintings before, and now you can see them in person on our Museum walls! Don’t miss your chance to experience the majesty of America through the eyes of the country’s greatest painters. We’ve planned an exclusive Member Day, as well as numerous other special activities and events to enrich your experience of this significant exhibition, as well as community favorites throughout the calendar, including late hours on Friday nights, Saturday drop-in family activities, classical concerts on Sundays, docent-led tours, and so much more. The holidays are a special time at GRAM! The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to bring your family by, and on Friday, November 29, GRAMStudio will be open for family hands-on activities based on the theme, “leftovers.” We hope you’ll join us for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6, family programs on Saturdays, and hands-on winter break activities in the studio. Our community supports the Museum in so many ways. We are so grateful to our members, the donors to the Annual Fund, to the attendees of our “Live Artfully” dinner and our gala, as well as those who have included GRAM in their estate planning. It's an exciting season, and I hope to see you at our exhibitions, educational activities, or social events sometime this fall. Warm regards,

Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO


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MASTERPIECES OF AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING 1820 – 1950

October 20, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Historically, the relationship between Americans and nature has been complex. For Native Americans, reverence for the spirit of the land is deeply embedded in the culture. For the first European settlers, survival meant claiming, taming, and cultivating the land around them. For subsequent generations, the American continent became a place for discovery, for new beginnings, for economic expansion and harvesting vast natural resources. More recently, we’ve come to regard natural settings as places for play, respite, renewal, and conservation. However, a tension persists, even today, between enjoyment and exploitation of the American landscape. Painters, too, have responded to America’s scenery in different ways, influenced by current events, technological advancements, and artistic traditions. This exhibition of 48 paintings from the outstanding collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston provides an overview of the history of landscape painting in the United States and intriguing views of the country’s natural beauty. While the exhibition focuses on historical views of the American landscape, it also offers an opportunity to consider how we can protect and preserve it for future generations.

See how great artists have celebrated the beauty of nature and captured its essential role in the American experience. Featured are the works of many of America’s greatest painters—Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade, George Inness, Winslow Homer, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others. Spanning eras In the early 19th century, the unique beauty of the American land became associated by artists with the hope and promise of the new nation in political, economic, and cultural terms. The unspoiled wilderness was seen as a paradise—untouched by civilization, a fresh start for humankind. Painters of the Hudson River School, led by Thomas Cole, believed that nature could provide a spiritual experience or convey allegorical themes. These beautiful images celebrate distinct natural features, weather, and light, but they also allude to the artists’ ambivalence about encroaching settlements, rising tourism, and the impact of these on native cultures.

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View works by renowned artists such as Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O'Keeffe. LEFT Winslow Homer Driftwood, 1909 Oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund and other funds, 1993.564 Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the late 19th century, American painters became less focused on specificity of place in favor of experimenting with new approaches. George Inness emphasized mood while exploring color and light. In his mature work, Winslow Homer investigated the struggles of man with nature and the power of nature itself. Other painters absorbed the lessons of the French Impressionists. Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf combined the brilliant color and light, loose brushstrokes, and informal subject matter with traditional training in figure drawing to create a distinctly American Impressionism. As the 20th century began, Impressionism dominated American painting, but many artists continued to explore innovative styles. Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe, for instance, pushed Modernism towards new levels of abstraction.

Presenting Sponsor

Wege Foundation Exhibition Lead Sponsor

Meijer Foundation Contributing Sponsors

Gregory and Rajene Betz Judy and James DeLapa

COVER Frederic Edwin Church Detail, Otter Creek, Mt. Desert, 1850 Oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seth K. Sweetser Fund, Tompkins Collection–Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund, Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund and Gift of Mrs. R. Amory Thorndike, 1982.419 Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

LaFontsee Galleries Donald Battjes, Jr.

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In addition to its unique physical attributes, the rich and complicated range of issues involving American landscape continued to challenge and inspire artists. Each painter adapted the subject to suit individual ends—be it stylistic, iconographic, scientific, or a combination. From the celebration of its natural wonders to a vehicle with which to explore abstraction, the American landscape has provided rewarding material for artists for more than two centuries. This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

PAGE 1 Thomas Cole Detail, River in the Catskills, 1843 Oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865, 47.1201 Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Painting Spotlight: Winslow Homer, Driftwood Winslow Homer's Driftwood explores the struggles of man with nature—and Homer's struggle with his own mortality. In this painting on the opposite page, a hunched seaman tries to maneuver a large, fallen tree trunk back to shore. The seaman faces grim odds, evident by the sea's dominance in the composition. Homer emphasizes the expansiveness of the ocean by alternating diagonal lines with light and dark pigments that lead your eye to the

horizon, and the tiny ship and seagull illustrate scale. In facing the challenge of lifting this massive, fallen tree dominating the painting's foreground, the man’s physical strength and virility are called into question. Homer painted Driftwood at age 73, and evidence suggests he conceived it as his final work of art. Like the driftwood, Homer and his lone seaman have been tossed about by life’s heavy waves and seem at the mercy of nature's great power. Neither the tree nor the man stand tall any longer—suggesting the artist’s contemplation of his own mortality.

Exclusive Member Day for Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting Member Preview Day

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Painting the American Land

GRAM Members—preview the exhibition for a full day! Listen to live acoustic music, enjoy desserts and beverages, plus enter to win items from The Museum Store. GRAM docents (volunteer art educators) will be stationed in the galleries beginning at 2:00 pm.

Karen Quinn Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings in the Art of the Americas Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1:00 – 2:00 pm $5.00 admission; Members only

Buy Tickets Early at GRAM and Online Special pricing for this exhibition: GRAM Members: FREE Adults: $15.00 Students & Seniors: $13.00 Youth: $5.00

Buy tickets now! startickets.com 800.585.3737 GRAM: 616.831.1000 ABOVE Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) Grey Wash Forms, 1936 Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Alfred Stieglitz Collection—Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1987.541 Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2013 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

PAGE 4 TOP Timothy O’Sullivan Detail, Iceberg Canyon, Colorado River, Looking Above, 1871 albumen silver print Gift of Frederick P. Currier, 1986.14.29 PAGE 4 BOTTOM Cyril Lixenberg (Dutch, b. 1932), Steel Water, 2007

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America Near and Far: Photographs from the Collection, 1870 – 1930 October 20, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Photographs may serve as souvenirs of the places we have been, or they may show us places we have never seen. As Americans spread their settlements across the continent and into uncharted areas in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the relatively new medium of photography captured the landscapes, both near and far. When explorers and government surveyors were discovering and documenting the American West in the nineteenth century, photography was a crucial tool. William Henry Jackson, Timothy O’Sullivan, and F. Jay Haynes were a few of the photographers who joined government expeditions in the early 1870s, charged with the task of documenting the newly encountered lands to the west through photographs.

Photographs were also vital in promoting tourism, and photographers captured the picturesque views and stunning vistas of Michigan’s lakeshore areas to draw in tourists. Beginning in 1895, the Detroit Publishing Company published photographs from around the world, including Michigan.

In the 1920s, Ansel Adams rose to prominence as the great photographer of the American West. One of his most famous images, Monolith: Face of Half Dome, Yosemite, is featured in this exhibition.

Ranging geographically from Michigan to California, these thirty photographs from the Museum’s collection provide a glimpse into America’s landscapes of decades past.

Cyril Lixenberg: The Story of Steel Water August 16 – October 27, 2013 Using photographs, maquettes, drawings, and prints, this exhibition takes an inside look at the creative process behind one of Grand Rapids' most famous sculptures. Dutch artist Cyril Lixenberg (b. 1932) was commissioned to create Steel Water by the Grand Rapids Fluoridation Commemorative Committee and the West Michigan Dental Foundation. This monumental abstract sculpture, erected in 2007 on the downtown Grand Rapids riverfront, honors the City of Grand Rapids' pioneering role in advancing global health in 1945 by becoming the world’s first city to fluoridate its public water supply. The 33-foot tall sculpture made of blue painted Cor-Ten steel is well known in Grand Rapids, but Lixenberg also created several other works in various media that echo Steel Water's rippling forms. The drawings, screenprints, steel plates, and the sculptural maquette within this exhibition reveal his process of exploring opposition in form, line, shape, orientation, and color. All works have been generously lent by Grand Valley State University. 4

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Photo © James L. Wieland, DDS

Lixenberg is a familiar member of Michigan’s artistic community. Steel Water is his third major public sculpture commission in West Michigan, and his prints and monumental steel works can be seen across Europe and the United States. Cyril Lixenberg: The Story of Steel Water is part of a region-wide celebration of Lixenberg’s art and life. Satellite exhibitions focusing on specific aspects of Lixenberg’s art will be shown at institutions across West Michigan, including Calvin College’s Center Art Gallery, the Muskegon Museum of Art, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, and Grand Valley State University.


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Expand Your Art Knowledge with Tours at GRAM

Drop-in Tours on Select Weekends, Weekdays, and Meijer Free Tuesdays!

Green Tours

Join drop-in tours led by GRAM docents (volunteer art educators) throughout the year. There are a variety of options to fit anyone's schedule. See pages 10 and 11 for specific tour dates and times. Special exhibition pricing applies for tours that include Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820–1950. Tours meet in the lobby.

Discover Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting and learn about the green features of the world’s first LEED® Gold certified art museum. A guided conversation takes you through an investigation of the building and works of art inside.

$11 adult, $10 senior or student, $4 youth

ABOVE Samuel Finley Breese Morse Detail, Niagara Falls from Table Rock, 1835 Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865, 48.456 Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Book now: artmuseumgr.org/tours 616.831.2919 Gather a group of 10 or more for a group visit to GRAM! Learn about the group admission discount and view group tour theme options at artmuseumgr.org/tours

Thank You to the Community and Our Sponsors for Sharing the ArtPrize 2013 Experience! ®

EXHIBITION CENTER SPONSORS

Square One Design Wolverine Worldwide

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

IN KIND DONATIONS

Dirk and Victoria Hoffius PwC

Steelcase Inc. Custer Inc.

Applause Catering + Events Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Besco Water Treatment Citzenshirt MLive Media Group Schuil Coffee Co. St. Julian Wine Co.

Edward Jones Investments Gill Group Robert and Elizabeth Koenen Oxford Financial Group, Ltd.

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Michigan Artist Series Joey Ruiter: Objects in Motion October 25, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Designer Joey Ruiter pushes the limits of what is required for an object to function, searching for new ways of thinking about materials, scale, manufacturing processes, and function. His design meets everyday needs in surprising ways, such as a motorcycle with no visible mechanical parts, or a powerboat that makes no noise. The prototypes he creates challenge established expectations and help people start imagining what is possible. Founder and design lead of jruiter + studio, Ruiter sold his first office chair design before he earned his diploma from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2000. He won his first Best of NeoCon® Gold award just two years later.

ABOVE Joey Ruiter Inner City Bike, 2012

Contributing Sponsors

Frey Foundation Porter Foundation The Jury Foundation Nucraft

GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore November 29, 2013 – October 12, 2014 In a 2012 pilot project, GRAM curators selected 13 ArtPrize artists from seven different venues, representing designers, filmmakers, draftsmen, sculptors, installation artists, and painters from six different states. Chosen for their artistic strength and resonances and references to the Museum's collection, to upcoming exhibitions, and to GRAM's unique architectural setting, the works were carefully placed amongst works of all periods, on all three floors of the Museum, from shortly after the close

of one ArtPrize through the end of the next. Each work’s location is noted on the Museum map and each work is accompanied by an introductory text label written by the curators and noted with an ArtPrize Encore logo. GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore will again showcase some of the strongest works across ArtPrize 2013. GRAM's curators will select 10–15 works to install within the Museum in October and early November, on view by Thanksgiving weekend.

Gift Memberships Give the Gift of Art, Year-Round! Share GRAM with your family and friends—a Membership is the gift that they can use all year long! Members of the GRAM family are the first to see new exhibitions and explore behind the scenes of the Museum. All Membership levels include year-long free general admission, invitations to Member Exhibition Preview Parties and Member Only Events, discounts on trips, educational classes, and in the Museum Store. Also, if you purchase a gift membership between November 1 and December 31, you'll receive a free GRAM travel mug! 6

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Member Annual Meeting October 17, 2013 1:00 pm

Members are invited to the Annual Meeting to celebrate GRAM's progress, visualize the future, and elect new Trustees.


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Join GRAM in Honoring David and Judy Frey GRAM's First Annual Live Artfully Dinner Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:00 Cocktails 7:00 Dinner 8:00 Program

GRAM is delighted to announce the first annual Live Artfully Dinner, honoring David and Judy Frey for their long-term commitment to the arts and to advancing the excellence of the Museum’s American art collection. To reserve tickets or sponsor the event, please contact Laura Bull at 616.831.2907 or lbull@artmuseumgr.org. artmuseumgr.org/liveartfully Host Committee Co-Chairs:

Sam and Janene Cummings

ABOVE Ernest Lawson American, 1873–1939 Middletown, Rhode Island, 1913 Oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, John and Marilyn Drake, Endowment for American Art Fund,and Mr. and Mrs. David G. Frey

Your Annual Fund Gift Helps GRAM Give Back Annual Fund The Annual Fund ensures GRAM has the resources necessary to accomplish its mission. While funds provided through membership dues are an important source of income, tax-deductible contributions to the Annual Fund keep the Museum thriving, enabling GRAM to:

We hope your life has been enriched by the exhibitions and programs offered at the Grand Rapids Art Museum! GRAM strives to inspire discovery and enjoyment in the community through art, and we couldn’t do it without the additional donations to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

• Present exceptional exhibitions to our audiences (you!) and create complementary programming that enriches guests' understanding and appreciation of works of art

GRAM relies on philanthropic support to provide exciting exhibitions, programs, and events each year that engage an intergenerational and intercultural audience. By giving to GRAM's Annual Fund, you can support all that is needed to make this a reality.

• Continue collaborative efforts with the many wonderful cultural institutions in our community • Maintain the Museum Collection and support rotating exhibitions and curatorial research • Provide free, educational, art-focused tours to third graders at Grand Rapids Public Schools to expand creative minds

Please visit artmuseumgr.org/donate to make your secure online donation, or contact Laura Bull at 616.831.2907 or lbull@artmuseumgr.org.

Get Involved at GRAM! New Volunteer Orientation Saturday, October 26, 2013 Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:00 am

GRAM offers nine different areas of volunteer opportunities. Find what's right for you at

artmuseumgr.org/volunteer, and join the next upcoming New Volunteer Orientation to meet fellow volunteers, get familiar with GRAM's building, and learn how to sign up for opportunities that interest you! RSVP to: volunteer@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2933 NOW AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM

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Register for GRAMStudio Workshops and Courses! Creativity Uncorked: Colors, Blends & Tastes Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 – 9:30 pm, doors open at 6:15 Ages 21+ $25 for GRAM Members, $30 for non-members

Join us for a taste and tour of North America! Discover the beauty and flavors from coast to coast with an exploration of the exhibition, Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting, samples from wines from across the country, and hands-on art activities in the studio. Arrive early to socialize and grab a drink at the cash bar. Register: uncorked.kintera.org 616.831.2912 Questions? ewilson@artmuseumgr.org

Workshop: Printmaking for Beginners

Course: The Art of Landscape Painting

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Three-day course: December 3, 4 & 5, 2013

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

6:30 – 9:30 pm

$50 GRAM Members, $60 non-members

$90 for GRAM Members, $110 for non-members

Immerse yourself in the world of printmaking along with the help of Kendall professor and printmaker, Cindi Ford. Explore a hand-picked selection of masterworks in the Jansma Works on Paper Study before creating your very own prints from a drypoint etching.

Join local artist Beth Charles and discover the unique themes and painterly scenes featured in the Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting exhibition. Travel across the country through works of art in the galleries, learn and practice acrylic painting techniques, and create your own masterpiece to take home!

Register: beginnerprintmaking.kintera.org

Register: LandscapePainting.kintera.org

Workshop: Papermaking for Young Adults Tuesdays, November 12 & 19, 2013 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Contributing Sponsors

$70 for GRAM Members, $80 for non-members

Frey Foundation

Experience a colorful workshop with a focus on recycled materials. Learn the process of papermaking, gain hands-on knowledge of Japanese bookbinding techniques, and trade with other participants to start a collection of hand-bound artist notebooks. New for teens and young adults.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Register: papermaking.kintera.org

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Cecily Horton Kurt and Madelon Hassberger


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Start Your Weekend at GRAM Friday Nights at GRAM

GRAM's Late Night Moves to Thursday Night in 2014

Unwind each Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with galleries open late, live piano music, a cash bar, and art-related events or hands-on activities called Friday Night Conversations. Free for members and $5 for non-members; special exhibition pricing may apply. See the calendar on page 10–11 for each Friday's program.

Beginning January 2014, GRAM moves its late night from Friday evenings to Thursday evenings to better serve you! Explore the galleries and experience fun and engaging programs each Thursday night in 2014. The Museum will close Fridays at 5 pm in 2014. Look for more details in the next issue of Now at GRAM, or online at artmuseumgr.org.

Drop In Every Saturday for Hands-On Family Activities

Drop-in: Family Saturdays Every Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Escape the everyday and step into a world of creativity and new ideas. Drop in with friends or family to explore everything the studio has to offer, including hands-on art-making activities and interactive learning spaces. Free with admission. UPCOMING THEMES

October: Fantastic Underground Voyage November: Shadowing the Masters December: City Lights. Winter Nights. artmuseumgr.org/families

Drop-In: Winter Break December 27 & 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Looking for something to do with the family during winter break? Drop in to the studio for extra hands-on activities.

Ice Skating Season Begins in Rosa Parks Circle in December! Grab a coupon for a free hot chocolate in the warming shelter during Drop-In: Family Saturdays, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon full of winter fun.

Collaborate and Build a Giant 3-D Landscape! SPECIAL ACTIVITY

Living Landscape Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:00 midnight Free with admission; special exhibition pricing may apply.

Participate in Living Landscape, a constantly evolving community installation taking over the Betz Studio in November! Help build a massive 3D collaborative landscape over the course of two days, inspired by works of art in the exhibition,

Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting. Use compostable materials to recreate major landmarks like waterfalls, mountains, cliffs, valleys, and more while learning how 19th and 20th century landscape painters constructed their masterpieces. Look for more details coming soon at artmuseumgr.org/livinglandscape

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Sunday Classical Concert Series Returns This Fall Sunday Classical Concert Series October 20 – December 22, 2013 Sundays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

The fall season begins October 20, featuring live classical music performances every Sunday, set amidst GRAM's beautiful architecture. Visit the calendar for the full concert schedule. Made possible by:

OCT 20

Opera Grand Rapids at GRAM From the Opera Grand Rapids Production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” with Kiera Duffy, soloist

NOV 24

Works by Clara Schumann Megan Crawford, violin; Alicia Eppinga, cello; and Kelly Karamanov, piano

OCT 27

The Music of Jack Kimmel Jack Kimmel, piano

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The Strauss Sonata Richard Sherman, flute, and A Ram Lee, piano

NOV 3

A Kaleidoscope of Sound Helen Lukan, piano; Mike Mort, synchronized film imagery; Edgar Evans, photography; and Cameron S. Brown, spoken word

DEC 8

Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Choir Sean Ivory, conductor

DEC 15

Antione Hackney & Friends Antione Hackney, viola

DEC 22

Andrew Le Andrew Le, piano

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Works by Franz Josef Haydn Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel, and Nikolai Kapustin with Ralph Votapek, piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Jeremy Crosmer, & others Jeremy Crosmer, cello

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Looking Ahead at GRAM

Free Admission All Day, Every Tuesday! GRAM offers free general admission every Tuesday, part of Meijer Free Tuesdays. It's the perfect opportunity to explore the Museum Collection! Special exhibition pricing may apply.

Save the Date Art in Bloom 2014 March 21 – 23, 2014

Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 6, 2013, 5:30 – 5:45 pm

Join GRAM for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink for the 2013–14 winter season. Check artmuseumgr.org in the coming months for more special programming that evening.

Enjoy floral designs by a selection of the region’s most talented floral designers, inspired by works from the Museum’s collection. artmuseumgr.org/bloom Gala 2014 GRAM will host its annual benefit gala on May 3, 2014. Proceeds support the Museum’s artistic and educational programming. artmuseumgr.org/gala

Sooper Art returns to GRAM during Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting! Celebrating its fourth year, this annual contest is inspired by Sooper Yooper: Environmental Defender, a children’s book about the ongoing struggles to protect the Great Lakes by late artist Mark Heckman and writer Mark Newman. Students ages 5 – 17 are invited to create and submit a work of art that relates to the natural world or environmental issues. Sponsored by the Wege Foundation, over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners. Visit sooperyooper.com for complete contest rules and downloadable entry forms. Sooper Art Highlights December 17, 2013 – January 30, 2014

Don't miss the chance to look back in time and see the colorful artwork of previous Sooper Art winners. This exhibition will be on view in the Education Center Gallery from Dec 17 – Jan 30.

Sooper Yooper: Environmental Defender is available in The Museum Store.

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The Museum Store Fine Metalware by Alessi in The Museum Store Alessi is a designer and manufacturer of fine metalware. Since 1921, this family-owned firm, with a factory on the shores of Lake Orta in northern Italy, has produced award-winning houseware designs. Alessi designs can be found in the collections of many Museums worldwide—including GRAM.

Shop for home decor, serveware, and so much more in The Museum Store.


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A Welcoming and Inclusive Gathering Space: GRAM GoSite Together with a coalition of partners, including Experience Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., the Arena District, and the Cultural Marketing Group representing over 20 arts and cultural organizations, the framework is coming together for this unique information sharing space for tourists and locals alike. Utilizing the areas in the northwest wing of GRAM, the idea is to create an environment that reframes the traditional information center to empower and fully engage an integrated 21st century audience. In a digital world, ways of communicating have changed significantly, eliminating barriers between visitors and residents in the conversation, and enriching the experience for all. The GoSite shines a light on the many great things offered not only at GRAM, but across the metro Grand Rapids region as well. GRAM’s new location in the heart of the city brings with it great opportunity and responsibility as a community leader and collaborator, where the

arts play an important role in civic engagement and quality of life in West Michigan. To stay up to date on the progress and learn how you can participate in the planning of the GoSite, visit the website or contact Project Director Kerri VanderHoff at kvanderhoff@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2914. artmuseumgr.org/gosite

Winter Exhibition: Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection spectacular donation of modern and contemporary art to the Whitney Museum of American Art. One of the preeminent collectors of post-war American art in the United States, Landau has consistently supported risk-taking artists, who, in her words, “portray the world we are living in now.” Landau once advised, “Never stop learning. Never stop looking. Art is the greatest teacher." It is in this spirit that GRAM presents this dramatic and diverse array of works that challenge our expectations by pushing at the boundaries of art.

February 2 – April 27, 2014 This exhibition traces significant styles and ideas that have shaped art since the 1960s—abstraction, conceptualism, postmodernism, new approaches to photography, and explorations of personal identity and narrative. It draws from Emily Fisher Landau’s Presenting Sponsor

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and is the third in a threeyear, three-exhibition partnership with the Whitney.

ABOVE Edward 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 3/4in. (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

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