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.
Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, this weekend is filled with events perfect for you. Maybe enjoying the morning planning out all of your holiday shopping? Or how about a warehouse party dedicated to the leading figure of pop art? Take this weekend to enjoy the cool outdoor fall weather and also all of the businesses lining the city.
Iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe, Sitting Bull, Muhammad Ali, Liz Taylor and Grand Rapids’ own Gerald R. Ford are all part of “American Icons,” an exhibition of works by Andy Warhol that will be on display at the GRAM for the next three and a half months.
Yuge Zhou came to upstate New York from Beijing, China with the intention of studying computer science. Once settled into New York, Zhou said she became fascinated by the American landscape and urban landscape.
A year ago, Hwa-Jeen Na lost his childhood friend to suicide. Na said his buddy had recently come out to his family and struggled with the response.
ArtPrize Nine began on Wednesday and Grand Rapids Art Museum is eagerly anticipating the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will stream through its doors throughout the 19-day art competition.
Leo Zulueta, famed contemporary tribal tattoo artist, visited the Grand Rapids Art Museum this week for a lunch and learn in which he spoke about his decades long career and the history of tribal tattoo art in Western society.