A New State of Matter

Jan 23, 2020
Grand Rapids Art Museum

 The GRAM presents the exhibition A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass opening this weekend. We talk to Chief Curator Ron Platt about the details.

Mona Shores H.S. choir "Americas Tallest Singing Christmas Tree" photo
Patrick Center / WGVU

 Tonight, Downtown GR's lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the GRAM happens. We discuss the annual event with the City's Evette Pittman.

"Mr. Wuffles!" art
GRAM Communications (GRAM)

The works of an award-winning illustrator and author go on display to the public beginning tomorrow at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

WGVU previews the exhibition, The Art of Wordless Storytelling, with the man behind the pen and brush.

“How many of you are aware that there are wordless books?”

As David Weisner strolls the GRAM’s exhibition space he explains there’s a long picture book history. It’s storytelling that’s compelled Weisner since his days as an art student at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

  The Grand Rapids Art Museum's latest focus is on the docent. 16 docent artists that volunteer are currently featured at Frames Unlimited. We talk to docents about the process with GRAMS's Christopher Bruce, Director of Learning and Creativity and Docent Nancy Clouse.

National Endowment for the Arts logo
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The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded two West Michigan organizations with grants supporting educational programming. Nearly 1,600 organizations submitted Art Works applications to the National Endowment for the Arts. Of the 977 grants awarded, only two West Michigan-based institutions received a portion of the $80 million Arts Endowment.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

The roving microphone takes you to the GRAM.  The latest exhibit has opened, a unique collaboration between an artist, a curator and a scientist. We talk to all three about Great Lakes Cycle.

The Art of Rube Goldberg exhibit is open at the Grand Rapids Art Museum through August 27, 2017. GRAM says the exhibition is "Marking the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Goldberg's work since 1970."

Ron Platt is Chief Curator at the GRAM explaining how all the moving pieces in Goldberg's mind and drawing work.

The Art of Rube Goldberg opened this past weekend at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. WGVU stopped in for a preview.

Rube Goldberg was a beloved 20th Century cartoonist and inventor.

We talk about a great partnership between the GRAM and Davenport University that focuses on conflict resolution using empathy and powers of observation. GRAM's Christopher Bruce and DU's Dan Rundhaug join us with the details.

Today we wrap up our series featuring the four sections of the Grand Rapids Art Museums new exhibition: The Collection in Context. We’ve explored Faith and its Symbols, Representing Women and The Evolving Landscape. GRAM Chief Curator, Ron Platt, is our guide. Our final stop on the tour: Nature-based Abstraction.