The Grand Rapids Public Museum curates a rewarding experience with great, approachable art that is intriguing, distinctive and engages the viewer’s capacity for awe, curiosity, and a sense of humor. With our location and unique resources, we are able to offer a not-to-be-missed immersive experience available only at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, only during ArtPrize.
This year, the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Van Andel Museum Center will once again open as an outdoor venue only, and will curate a rewarding exhibit experience with approachable art that is intriguing and distinctive. Pieces will be installed on the grounds near the Grand River, and the front and back lawn. Food carts will be stationed accordingly to make it easy for visitors to grab a quick bite or beverage while on the move!
The museum will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily (Mon-Sun) during ArtPrize (Sept. 24 – October 12, 2014) with HALF OFF general admission rates!
For additional information, email or call the official Museum ArtPrize phone line at (616) 929-1709
Inspired by the movement, the wind seeks to at first envoke the vivid sensations wind produces on the skin. The sculpture shows ribbons of energy experienced by the seeker – her own neural patterns which, in a moment of focus and one-pointedness, match the vibration of the wind and the world around her. The sculpture suggests our own receptivity through the senses, and show us that fluidity, pleasure and ease come when we let ourselves inhabit the moment at hand.
Digitally hand-painted and then fused with aluminum tiles, this secular piece will be done through inspiration from the GRPM.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
An anonymous artist will be entering a piece on behalf of the Special Olympics, Michigan (SOMI) Area 11. Stay tuned for more information on their piece and to register for the scavenger hunt!
The joyful family of bronzed turtles is a pleasure to behold. They are set to remind visitors of the qualities turtles symbolize for many cultures throughout history: good health, longevity, serenity and protection.
Organic patterns and forms found in nature instinctively draw artist Allison Svoboda as she uses these elements to inspire her work. Using the theory of fractal geometry, she creates infinite layers of self-similar shapes repeated in every living thing to collate images.
A combination of 6 metal circles, this piece is a testament to the artist’s, Robert Henderson’s life. It was developed around the revelation of how circles support the evolution of man.
This piece will showcase 7 clay heads supported by steel foundation.
NEW AMERICAN GOTHIC
This life-size sculpture will be constructed of found and reclaimed objects.
GRAND RIVER FISH PETROGLYPH
PERSPECTIVES IN TRANSFORMATION IN COMMUNITY
EVE AND THE SERPENT