Artists today have a complex relationship with the environment that goes beyond celebrating the beauty of landscape. GRAM’s ArtPrize 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 frontiers of natural science.
|Artists||Title||Vote Code||Installation Shot|
|Alex MacLean||Arid Lands, 2011-2013||55176|
(Top 20 Juried)
|Tropical Migrants, 2011||54929|
|Brandy Van Zalen||Pollen of the Great Lakes, 2013||55544|
|Danielle Rante||Chasing Ice, 2013||54823|
(Top 20 Juried)
|Whispers of the Prairie, 2013||54563|
|Erin Anderson||Emanation No. 2, 2013||54812|
|Botanical Exotica, 2013||55415|
|Kathleen Studebaker||The Waste Land, 2013||55413|
|Field Study 20: Thicket, 2013||54679|
|Llisa Demetrios||Fragments of Time, 2013||54991|
|Mark Rumsey||Minor Geographies at the Palace Hotel, 2013||54304|
|Osamu James Nakagawa||BANTA cliffs + GAMA caves, 2010||55014|
|Deadpan Comedy, 2013||54516|
(Top 20 Juried)
|The Last Post, 2010||54942|
|Stephen Hannock||Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing (Mass MOCA # 180), 2013||54954|
|True North: Landscape in the Anthropocene, 2012||55107|
|Terry Hancock||DEEPSKY, 2013||54605|
Monday – Thursday: 12noon – 8pm
Friday- Saturday: 12noon – 10pm
Sunday: 12noon – 6pm
For Official ArtPrize Hours and Information, click here: ArtPrize Venue Hours
10am – 12noon daily, only Members and scheduled group tours
GRAM admission is free during ArtPrize!
Round 2 Voting: Sept. 29th at 2pm – Oct. 3rd at 11:59pm·Top Ten Announcements: September 29th at 1pm at Rosa Parks Circle
·ArtPrize Awards: October 4th at 8pm at City of Grand Rapids Garages 5 & 6 Market Ave. (televised on WOOD TV8)
ArtPrize is an exciting and busy time in downtown Grand Rapids.
Make your visit fun and simple by reading these tips:
- Lines to enter the Grand Rapids Art Museum are common at noon, when GRAM opens to the public and on the weekends. The lines often move quickly.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum or galleries to protect the works of art. Please enjoy these items before entering the museum.
- Avoid traveling with large backpacks or long umbrellas. If you do bring these items, Guest Services is happy to check them for you as you enter the museum. These items can harm the art.
To read more on Museum etiquette and guidelines, click here
Start your day at a centrally located exhibition center before the crowds arrive!
10am-12pm: Reserved Group Tours and GRAM members ONLY Starting at only $7 per person, you can purchase an ArtPrize at GRAM package that will give your group members these great perks:
- Early admission to GRAM, between 10am and 12pm, before the crowds arrive
- Convenient passenger drop-off and pick-up just outside GRAM on Monroe Center
- Assistance with voting registration upon arrival
- An ArtPrize gift from GRAM
Enhance your experience with a docent: $40 per docent; a docent can lead a group of up to 12 people
To schedule a tour, please click here: schedule a tour
ArtPrize 2013 Member Benefits
September 11, 2012, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Be the first to view GRAM’s ArtPrize 2013 exhibition and meet some of the artists while listening to live music! Activate your ArtPrize voter status and enjoy complimentary snacks with a cash bar.
Avoid the crowds – GRAM will be open early for Members
Present your membership card at the designated Member Only Entrance.
Take a break on the Allen and Helen Hunting Dining Terrace
Exclusive Gifts for Members
New and renewing Members receive a limited gift.
Share Member Benefits
Members can share their member benefits during ArtPrize with up to 4 guests (per membership).
Volunteer for ArtPrize!
ArtPrize is one of the busiest times at the Art Museum, and GRAM is looking for volunteers for this year’s event!
New this year! GRAM is offering perks for ArtPrize volunteers. Any volunteer completing two shifts at the GRAM will receive an ArtPrize wristband good for unlimited rides on the DASH and all Rapid buses during ArtPrize. Volunteers completing five or more shifts will receive a GRAM ArtPrize t-shirt.
Contact the email below to learn more.
Masterpieces of American Landscape Painting 1820-1950
October 20, 2013 – January 12, 2014This major exhibition from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is a rare opportunity to see how America’s vast natural beauty and landmarks have inspired some of the nation’s most admired artists, from Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe. This extraordinary collection of 48 paintings, spanning the Romanticism of the early 1800s to the Modernism of the 1940s, traces how great artists have used landscape imagery to celebrate the beauty of nature and capture its essential role in the American experience.
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EXHIBITION MADE POSSIBLE BY
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Robert and Elizabeth Koenen
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