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Masterpieces from GRAM's Print Collection on View Through September 1, 2013

Featuring works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Pechstein, and more, The Jansma Print Collection constitutes a masterpiece collection of prints by artists who have been inspired by Christian faith and Biblical themes. Following the recent gift of 24 18th-century prints by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, the collection now spans a full five centuries of printmaking.

GRAM offers a variety of resources for guests year-round to learn more about works on paper in the Museum collection.

The Jansma Family Works on Paper Study Open from 1 – 4 pm Tuesday–Saturday, the Jansma Family Works on Paper Study provides public access to the museum’s collections of prints, drawings, and photographs, including works of American and European origin dating from the 15th century to the present.

Download the Free Jansma Print Collection iPad App! Experience five centuries of masterworks delivered straight to your iPad. This app is available in the iTunes store, and presents information about the artists and their techniques in one user-friendly resource. Engaging interactive elements allow you to dive deeper into the work, discovering details and highlights of this important area of the museum's collection. Explore the exhibition with this digital publication created by GRAM and Conduit Studios. For those who would like to view the app from their home computer, it is also available online at thejansmacollection.artmuseumgr.org.

Made possible by:

Cate and Sid Jansma, Jr. Burr & Company Calvin College

ABOVE LEFT TOP Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528. Detail, Christ Carrying the Cross, from The Engraved Passion, 1512. Engraving on paper. Jansma Collection, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2007.16j

Calvin Theological Seminary

The study room also houses a library of reference books and catalogues raisonnés, as well as an index to the Museum’s collection of works on paper. Works not currently on view in the galleries can be examined upon request—a great chance to research your favorite printmakers and see their works of art firsthand.

Larry and Mary Gerbens

Digital media supported by:

ABOVE LEFT BOTTOM Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669. Detail, Abraham and Isaac, 1645. Etching and drypoint on paper. Jansma Collection, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2006.37

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OPPOSITE Photo of Dana Friis-Hansen: Will van Overbeek, Austin


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Dear Members, Friends, and Guests, Summer is here! We’ve planned a warm and colorful menu of exhibitions, programs and experiences to stimulate your senses, pique your curiosity, and engage your creativity.

2012 – 2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mitchell Watt President Patricia Betz Vice President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer Tamara R. Bailey Alan Bedell (Affiliate) Tracey W. Brame Marilyn Crawford Sam Cummings Rick DeVos Kurt D. Hassberger Dirk Hoffius Robert Koenen Jane Boyles Meilner Mary Nelson Lizbeth O’Shaughnessy Jason Pater Roger Rehkopf Jeff Reuschel Eddie T.L. Tadlock Mark J. Wassink Meg Miller Willit

2012 – 2013 GRAM FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Charles Anderson President Tony S. Lawrence Secretary/Treasurer John Drake Barbara Jackoboice Lauretta K. Murphy Douglas Padnos Mitchell Watt Scott Wierda

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

We’re thrilled to present a stunning exhibition of quilts crafted by Susana Allen Hunter in Wilcox County, Alabama from the 1930s to the 1970s. A collaboration with The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, the exhibition and accompanying programs explore how recycling, improvisation, and Hunter's surroundings inspired her constant creativity. GRAM on the Green on Friday nights in July and August offers varied activities on the plaza plus wonderful local music, as well as a chance to view all our exhibitions in the evening. This is a great way to end a week with friends and family, then continue on downtown for dining, entertainment, or a relaxing stroll. Speaking of exhibitions, I hope you’ve had a chance to see The Jansma Print Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum: Five Centuries of Masterpieces, which has received wide acclaim by those who have visited our galleries—and beyond. GRAM’s custom iPad app for this project has been downloaded in 22 countries, and a website version makes this even more accessible for students, researchers, and general audiences who seek to know more about these superlative "old master" prints. Using 21st century strategies, we are sharing GRAM’s art, research, and intellectual work with the entire world through digital media, expanding our impact and awareness, and encouraging learning anywhere and at any time. Also on view, explore GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2012: Encore! and the eye-popping painted wall sculptures by Heather McGill, featured in our Michigan Artist Series. And ArtPrize returns to GRAM in 2013 with a Member’s Preview on September 11. ®

I hope you’ve been feeling the increased energy coming from GRAM’s Education Center Studio. Our team has planned another season of Summer Art Camps, with five separate week-long programs. For adults, Creativity Uncorked offers an opportunity to meet friends new and old, tour the galleries, and return to the studio to open up your artistic side—no experience necessary! And there are even more exciting programs coming soon, so keep checking artmuseumgr.org for details. I look forward to seeing you at GRAM this summer! Warm regards,

Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO

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Using her innate flair for abstract design, Susana Allen Hunter (1912–2005) created hundreds of colorful improvisational quilts throughout her lifetime. From the 1930s to the 1970s she lived in Wilcox County, Alabama, and created brightly patterned quilts that reflected her life in that rural community as well as her experiences as an African-American woman. Hunter turned the fabric of everyday life into eye-catching quilts with an abstract, asymmetrical, and often modern aesthetic.

Though she was working with preexisting formats such as strip and medallion quilts, she was not following a set pattern and made design decisions as she went. Quilts were fashioned from whatever fabrics were at hand, and she incorporated worn clothing, leftover fabric scraps, and empty grain sacks as design elements. While the size and shape of the scraps were one determining factor of the design, it was the overall visual impact and balance that mattered most.

Susana and her husband Julius made their living farming, growing crops such as cotton, corn, and potatoes. Wilcox County, also home to the quilting community of Gee’s Bend, was among the poorest counties in the United States. Like everyone else in their community, the Hunters worked hard and resources were few. Hunter's genius was in creating beautiful, functional objects from what little material was available.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum presents a spectacular selection of Hunter's colorful quilts, on loan from The Henry Ford.

Made possible by: A collaboration with

Grand Rapids Kent County Convention Arena Authority Bill and Kate Scarbrough Varnum LLP

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COVER Susana Allen Hunter American, 1912–2005 Detail, Strip Quilt, 1945–1950 Cotton, wool, acetate, and rayon The Henry Ford, 2006.79.26 From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

OPPOSITE Susana Allen Hunter American, 1912–2005 Strip Quilt, 1945–1955 Cotton, corduroy, wool, rayon, and tweed The Henry Ford, 2006.79.6 From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

ABOVE Susana Allen Hunter American, 1912–2005 Strip Quilt, c.1960 Cotton and corduroy The Henry Ford, 2008.80.1 From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

Hunter's quilts were created from the fabric of everyday life—worn clothing, leftover fabric, empty grain sacks, and more.

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Member Preview Party: Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter: A Curator's Insight

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During the Member Preview Party, learn more about Susana Allen Hunter's quilts, the materials she used, and her improvisational creative process from GRAM docents (volunteer art educators), stationed throughout the galleries.

7:30 – 8:00 pm Jeanine Head Miller, Curator of Domestic Life, The Henry Ford

Through the lens of Susana Allen Hunter's quilts and story, this presentation will explore improvisational quilts and the unique design aesthetic that emerges from the fabric of everyday life. Jeanine Miller will share her insight on the process of documenting the quilter and her environment, gained through research, oral histories with family and friends, and a trip to the now-abandoned home where Hunter made the quilts in The Henry Ford's collection.

ABOVE LEFT Portrait of Susana Allen Hunter, June 1960 2007.71.15 From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

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ABOVE RIGHT Susana Allen Hunter American, 1912–2005 Strip Quilt, 1955–1960 Cotton, taffeta, and rayon The Henry Ford, 2006.79.17 From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

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The After Party Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:30 pm – 12:00 midnight Free for GRAM Members, $5 cover for non-members

Everyone is invited! Be among the first to view The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter. Enjoy a cash bar and galleries open until midnight. After Party information: 616.831.1000 Member Preview information: mbush@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2912 artmuseumgr.org/susana-allen-hunter


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Focus on Art and Community, Every Friday at GRAM Friday Nights at GRAM Every Friday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm $5 Museum admission, free for GRAM Members

Friday Nights at GRAM features live piano music, a cash bar, and Friday Night Conversations every week—a series of collaborations with artists and organizations in the community. This season includes a wide variety of unique and engaging art-related programs.

Friday Nights at GRAM offer a unique opportunity to unwind and explore art in a relaxed format.

View all the upcoming Conversations on page 10.

GRAM on the Green Returns in 2013 GRAM on the Green Fridays, July 12 – August 23, 2013

Friday Nights at GRAM moves outside for the season! Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM, the Downtown Alliance, and the Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department for Friday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, a cash bar, and more. Check artmuseumgr.org often for details and the forthcoming live music lineup announcement.

EVERY FRIDAY: 5:00 – 9:00 pm Outdoor sketching and games on Wege Plaza, cash bar, galleries open

5:30 – 6:15 pm Werq Dance Fitness class in Rosa Parks Circle, by GR Parks & Recreation Department

6:15 – 8:30 pm Free live music on the Museum Terrace

8:30 – 10:00 pm Ballroom dancing in Rosa Parks Circle, by GR Parks & Recreation Department

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Programs & Activities in the Education Center Studio

Drop-in Family Activities Every Saturday May: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm June – August: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

To better serve families at GRAM, Saturday drop-in activities have moved to 1–4 pm, beginning in June.

Free with admission, free for GRAM Members

Drop in to the Education Center Studio on Saturdays for hands-on art-making activities for the whole family, explore the Museum’s galleries with family gallery guides, or take part in a family tour or demonstration at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by:

May: June: July: August:

Building a Mystery Abstract Quilting Adventures Throwback Saturdays Reduce, Reuse & ReCREATE!

katiewilliams@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2927

Summer Art Camps June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

GRAM Summer Art Camps are exciting visual arts experiences offered to children ages 5–13. Each session allows campers to connect with original works of art, understand art-making processes, build a range of creative 21st century skills, and participate in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week. katiewilliams@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2927 artcamp.kintera.org artmuseumgr.org/summer-art-camp

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Coming Soon... Studio Programs Expansion

Look for information on a variety of new programs for all ages, coming this summer! Festival of the Arts 2013: Community Quilts Mural at GRAM June 7 – June 9, 2013 Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

You asked, and we listened! GRAM's Education Department is currently planning a variety of new workshops, courses, and programming for guests of all ages and experience levels. Be inspired by the Museum's collection and exhibitions while learning the techniques and processes of the world's great artists. Immerse yourself in a world of new ideas coming this summer. Check the museum's website for schedule announcements and details.

Share with the community what the arts mean to you! Join the Grand Rapids Art Museum in celebrating Festival of the Arts 2013 by making your mark and designing a colorful patch to add to a collaborative textile mural. Located outdoors on Wege Plaza. Friday, June 7, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 8, 1:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday, June 9, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

katiewilliams@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2927

Creativity Uncorked Thursday, May 16 & Thursday, June 13 7:00 – 9:30 pm $25 members, $30 non-members

Let your artistic side flow in this hands-on studio program for adults! No experience necessary, you just need an open mind and a willingness to try something new. Due to the "intoxicating" nature of the fun, participation is limited to 21+. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Arrive early and enjoy a drink or two before the event starts at the cash bar.

Sponsored by:

Frey Foundation Grand Rapids Community Foundation Cecily Horton

katiewilliams@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2927

Kurt and Madelon Hassberger

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Enjoy Guided and Self-Guided Tours of the Galleries

Gather a group of 10 or more for reduced admission to GRAM. New Group Tours at GRAM Explore GRAM as a group with the variety of new tours available, perfect for friends, families, or organizations. Check out the new tours for Girl Scout troops, GRAM's Green Features tour, and many more unique group tour opportunities on the website. Groups of 10 or more qualify for reduced admission and a discount in the Museum Store. Mother's Day Tour: Art + Chocolate

Father's Day Green Building Tour

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Art + chocolate—the perfect combination for your mother and the family. Tantalize your taste buds and your mind as you sample GRAM’s decadent selection of chocolate and explore works of art. Includes: a chocolate bar to take home, 10% off in The Museum Store, and 10% off a membership if purchased that day.

Explore the green features of the world’s first LEED Gold certified art museum. A guided conversation takes you through an exploration of the building and the works of art inside. Includes: a gift to take home, 10% off in The Museum Store, and 10% off a membership if purchased that day.

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grouptours@artmuseumgr.org http://www.artmuseumgr.org/schedule-a-tour/

Drop-in Tours Summer Drop-in Tours Tuesdays June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, 2013 1:00 pm

Summer drop-in tours focus on The Jansma Print Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum: Five Centuries of Masterpieces. Weekend Drop-in Tours May 11, May 12, May 18, June 8, July 13, August 10, August 24, 2013 1:00 pm

Weekend drop-in tours focus on The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter. Tours meet in the lobby and last approximately 1 hour.

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Design Classics in The Museum Store Bring design classics home with a trip to the The Museum Store! Browse fine Italian craftsmanship for dining and entertainment by Alessi, writing instruments and accessories based on Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned architecture or glass designs, unique furniture from the Herman Miller Collection, and award-winning modern furniture miniatures by Vitra. Open during regular Museum hours. 616.831.2920

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Museum Store Whether you're looking for art books, fashion items, or home décor, The Museum Store has something for everyone.

Volunteering at GRAM Become a GRAM Docent: Share your love of art with others! Fall 2013

Join the group of dedicated GRAM docents (volunteer educators) who engage museum guests in thoughtful conversations about art. GRAM is currently accepting applications for the 2013–2014 docent class. No prior experience or art knowledge is required. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kris Shannon at volunteer@artmuseumgr.org for details, or to join today. New Volunteer Orientation Saturday, July 20, 2013

Volunteer for ArtPrize 2013

Are you interested in volunteering at GRAM, but you're not sure how, or what volunteering entails? Come to the upcoming New Volunteer Orientation to explore the many options for volunteering, and learn about:

ArtPrize is one of the busiest times at the Art Museum, and GRAM is looking for volunteers for this year's event! Contact the email below to learn more.

• Nine different areas of volunteering • Day, night, and weekend opportunities available

volunteer@artmuseumgr.org http://www.artmuseumgr.org/volunteers/

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Creating The Jansma Collection iPad App Saturday Drop-in Family Activities: Building a Mystery GRAM Gala 2013: Moonlight on Morocco The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter: Member Preview Member Lecture: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter: A Curator's Insight Member Preview: Learn more from GRAM docents The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter: The After Party The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter opens Family Fun Night Saturday Drop-in Family Activities: Building a Mystery Weekend Drop-in Tours: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter Mother’s Day Tour: Art + Chocolate Weekend Drop-in Tours: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter Weekend Drop-in Tours: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter Creativity Uncorked: Improv Chop Shop Grand Rapids Symphony selects music for The Jansma Collection Saturday Drop-in Family Activities: Building a Mystery Weekend Drop-in Tours: The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter The Music of Susana Allen Hunter, iPod tour Saturday Drop-in Family Activities: Building a Mystery The Art of Improv

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Meijer Free Tuesdays Enjoy free general admission all day on Tuesdays! GRAM is now free from 10 am – 5 pm, sponsored by Meijer, Inc.

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Member Events and Trips

Meet others interested in art through explorations outside the Museum walls! Saturday Sculpture Walks 4th Saturday in June, July, August (June 22, July 27, August 24, 2013) 10:00 – 11:30 am Free for GRAM Members

Day Trip to Chicago

Explore sculptures around downtown Grand Rapids during a series of walking tours led by Gina Bivins. Each tour is different.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Save the date for a day trip to Chicago with GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen to see the exhibition, Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Art Institute of Chicago.

mbush@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2912

Grand Rapids ArtPrize Art Adventure September 27 – 29, 2013

Save the date! Join a curated experience of ArtPrize, the competition that Time magazine declared “one of the top five ‘not-to-miss’ cultural events of 2013.” We’ve also planned a selection of exclusive artistic, culinary, and cultural experiences unique to Grand Rapids, plus exchanges with local cultural leaders and artists, shopping, and urban exploration. ewilson@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2919

GRAM and GRCM Membership Exchange The Grand Rapids Art Museum has partnered once again with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to bring GRAM members additional benefits. Grand Rapids Art Museum Members are invited to visit the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum free of charge throughout the month of July. (Up to 2 adults and 4 children per visit) mbush@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2912

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There are many ways you can make a gift to GRAM that will not only support exhibitions and programs, but also provide opportunities for you to get involved. Please consider partnering with us as we continue our vision to serve as a welcoming and inclusive cultural gathering place. Your support helps bring this vision to reality. artmuseumgr.org/donate


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ArtPrize 2013 at GRAM: Reimagining the Landscape and the Future of Nature ®

September 12 – October 6, 2013 Artists today have a complex relationship with the environment that goes beyond celebrating the beauty of the landscape. GRAM’s ArtPrize 2013 exhibition will feature artists who are exploring images and ideas taken not only from the world around us, but also from the history of art, contemporary discussions about the environment, and the frontiers of natural science. This ArtPrize exhibition anticipates GRAM’s forthcoming fall exhibition, Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820–1950, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ArtPrize Tours at GRAM

ArtPrize Member Benefits

Start the day at a centrally located exhibition center before the crowds arrive. Group visits can be scheduled between 10 am – noon each day during ArtPrize. Each tour includes a free ArtPrize gift bag. ArtPrize maps and guidebooks can be purchased separately. Enhance your experience by scheduling a docent-led tour. Guided walking tours will also be offered in the afternoon. For pricing and details, please contact:

Become a GRAM Member today! GRAM Members receive special benefits, and can share those benefits during ArtPrize with up to 4 guests per membership. Attend the Member Preview on September 11, 2013 and be among the first to see the exhibition and mingle with ArtPrize artists, visit GRAM during Early Member Hours to avoid the crowds, use the exclusive "Member's Entrance" to avoid the lines, and relax on the Member Terrace.

grouptours@artmuseumgr.org http://www.artmuseumgr.org/schedule-a-tour/

mbush@artmuseumgr.org 616.831.2912

Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820 – 1950 October 20, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Featuring images of the American landscape from the seashore of New England to the mountains of the West, this exhibition will include 48 works from the outstanding collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Paintings by such well-known artists as Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade, George Inness, Winslow Homer, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others will provide both an overview of the history of landscape painting in the United States and a view of the country’s natural beauty and famous sites.

Presenting Sponsor:

Wege Foundation

Exhibition Sponsor:

Meijer Foundation

ABOVE Albert Bierstadt The Buffalo Trail, c. 1867 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, 20.47.1268

Schedule as a group! grouptours@artmuseumgr.org

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