Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids, MI




Winslow Homer: Survival and the Sea (6/21/05)

Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly (2/3/05)

Visualizing the Blues: Images of the American South (11/5/03)

"The American Spirit: Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran" and "Leelanau: Michigan's Eden" (8/26/03)

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde: A Life in Art (7/10/03)

American Masters: The Manoogian Collection (2/22/01)

Unending Frontier: Art of the West (7/16/00)

American Impressionism from Great Lakes Museums (7/11/00)

Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter (1/30/99)

About the Museum

As of 2008, the Grand Rapids Art Museum collection includes over 5,000 works of art: approximately 3,500 works on paper (prints, drawings, photographs), 1,000 works of design and modern craft (furniture, ceramics, glass, metal and textiles), and 700 paintings and sculptures. The collection consists primarily of European Art 1500 to the present, American Art and American Regional Art from 1840 to the present, and works of International Modernism. Leading works in the collection include: Richard Diebenkorn, Ingleside, 1963, one of the artist's definitive early figurative paintings, Pablo Picasso's 1962 Still Life with Cherries and Watermelon, the only existing complete set in eight states, and American paintings of the late 19th and early 20th century.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is located at101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please see the museum's website for hours and fees.

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Arts and Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution 1895-1915, By Don Marek, Published 1987 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. 77 pages. ISBN 0942159004. .Google Books says: "[Catalog of an exhibition], Grand Rapids Art Museum, March 13 to May 17 1987." Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 14, 2007[snippit view]
Artists of Grand Rapids, 1840-1980: A cooperative exhibition, the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum September 14-November 30, 1981 by J. Gray Sweeney, Sylvia Krissoff, Published 1981 by Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum. 131 pages [no preview available]
Kathryn Field, Transfigured Memories: Transfigured Memories: February 8-March 24, 1991, By Kathryn Field, John Link, Grand Rapids Art Museum. Published 1991 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. ISBN 0942159144 [no preview available]
Stephen Duren: Landscapes and Detours, 1984-1994, By Stephen Duren, Don Kerr. Published 1994 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. 16 pages. ISBN 0942159187 [no preview available] note: On the essays page of the artist's web site, viewers may read three exhibitin catalogue essays: Place & Form, by Conrad Baaker; Surrogate Parent, by Stephen Duren; Reflection, by Victoria Peabody
Mary Cassatt: May 10-June 2, 1974, By Mary Cassatt, Grand Rapids Art Museum. Published 1974 by Grand Rapids Art Museum [no preview available]
Harvey Gordon, By Harvey Gordon, Grand Rapids Art Museum. Published 1978 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. Google Books says: "Exhibitions in Kalamazoo Mich.: 'Paintings, 1972-1974' (Sept. 11-29) and Grand Rapids, Mich.: 'Paintings, 1975-1978' (Oct. 4-22)." [no preview available]
The LaClaire Tradition: Grand Rapids Art Museum, February 12-March 2, 1975, By Grand Rapids Art Museum. Published 1975 by Grand Rapids Art Museum [no preview available]
Mathias Alten's Grand Rapids: Grand Rapids Art Museum, September 17, 1999-January 9, 2000, By Mathias Alten, Gordon L. Olson. Published 1999 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. 12 pages. ISBN 094215925X .Google Books says: "Includes essay by Gordon L. Olson." [no preview available] See Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter (1/30/99).
Unending Frontier: Art of the West, By Peter H. Hassrick, Stephanie Foster Rahill, Bradley A. Finson, Aaron W. Jones. Published 2000 by Grand Rapids Art Museum, in association with Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American Indian, University of Oklahoma, Norman. 78 pages. ISBN 0942159284 [no preview available] See Unending Frontier: Art of the West, with Foreward by Celeste Adams (7/16/00).
David Greenwood: 25 Years, By David Greenwood. Published 1993 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. 9 pages. ISBN 0942159179 [no preview available]
James Karsina: Transformations, By James Karsina, E. Jane Connell. Published 1996 by Grand Rapids Art Museum. 14 pages. ISBN 0942159195 [no preview available]

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