Spend your Sundays enjoying classical concerts at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The first thing you notice about Dylan Miner’s new exhibition is the smell. The gallery at the Grand Rapids Art Museum has a sharp, almost sawdust-like aroma — the first taste of a gallery that explores the relationship between the rocks, trees and water of Michigan and its native peoples.
On the second floor of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), there is a photo of the 1966 NBA finals. The Boston Celtics’ Bill Russell is guarding the Los Angeles Lakers’ Elgin Baylor. The two are suspended in midair; floating toward the rim, the stadium lights illuminating their teammates and the countless, pinpoint faces of the crowd.
If you are a fan of the AMC show “The Walking Dead” head to 20 Monroe Live on Sunday night for the season nine premiere. Looking for fun family activities this weekend? Frederik Meijer Gardens is hosting Family Fall Day. You can also enjoy classical music with the Grand Rapids Symphony, create your own artwork at the GRAM or check out several local food vendors making vegetarian and vegan treats at VegFest.
Put these five fun activities on your calendar for October.
ArtPrize 10 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be a year to remember, with outdoor video projections, an interactive performance installation and an invitation to add your voice to the conversation.
Four years after Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha won both the juried and public grand prize awards — a first in ArtPrize history — her prized work, “Intersections,” has made its way back to the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
In 2014, Anila Quayyum Agha’s entry “Intersections,” displayed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, won the ArtPrize Public Vote and Juried Grand Prize, the first and only time in the international art competition’s history.
USA Today recently named the “Best Museum Exhibits in the U.S. this Winter” and the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s (GRAM) exhibition of “The Great Lakes Cycle” by Alexis Rockman is among the exhibitions highlighted.
Get in the holiday spirit or take flight with dragons this weekend in GR. You can also join the celebration of a 10-year-old favorite, attend a performance by contestants from one of the most popular reality TV shows and in classic Beer City fashion, learn about how some of the city’s favorite brews got their distinct flavors. This weekend is jam-packed with events you won’t want to miss.