Current Exhibitions

ArtPrize: The Michigan Connection

June 23 – September 9, 2018

Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize is the most-visited show of its kind. This exhibition will showcase the ArtPrize entries of up to 40 Michigan artists. Included will be the massive pencil drawing Cavalry by Chris LaPorte, $250,000 winner of ArtPrize 2010.

Sponsored by Meijer.

This exhibition is presented with the approval of, but is not a collaboration with, ArtPrize.

LISTING OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

National Geographic presents
Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

June 23 – September 23, 2018

Please note that this exhibition will close 1 week earlier than originally planned

View some of the world’s most astounding phenomena in this new exhibition from National Geographic.

Fifty striking images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers reveal a world very few of us have the chance to see for ourselves.

Sponsored by City Market of Bay City

THROUGH YOUR LENS – PUBLIC ART PROJECT!
Take a photo of a local “hidden gem,” or challenge yourself to find an abstract angle of a popular landmark. Selected photos will be posted on our Facebook page and in the galleries.

Images must be jpg or tif files no larger than 96 DPI.
Email to [email protected]

Spark!Lab® Smithsonian

Permanent Interactive Invention Space

In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive. Through hands-on activities and interactions with facilitators, children and their families will engage in the process of invention through activities that incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with art and creativity. Learn more.

Nobody Barks in LA feat. Snoopy

On loan through September 2018

Tom Everhart’s most famous painting has been exhibited in prestigious museums including the Louvre, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Spazio Flaminio in Rome and the Johnson Space Center. 1998 | Acrylic and enamel on canvas | 96″ x 128″

Upcoming Exhibitions – Check back for updates!

57th Annual
Greater Michigan Art Exhibition

September 22 – November 4, 2018

One of the few remaining statewide visual arts competitions in Michigan provides a forum for the most recent developments by Michigan artists. The gallery spaces provide a dramatic stage for the display of contemporary work and are especially suited for the exhibition of large-scale works.

Opening Reception: September 22 • 7 – 9 pm

Learn more HERE

Mazes & Brain Games

October 13 , 2018 – January 6, 2019

Maneuver your way through this mind-boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games – an unforgettable adventure that’s sure to challenge, entertain and amaze visitors of all ages!

Members-only Preview Event: October 13 • 9 – 11 am

Produced by Minotaur Mazes

Locally sponsored by The Alden & Vada Dow Family Foundations, MBS International Airport, and City Market of Bay City

Sara Clark
Solo Award Winner
Greater Michigan Art Exhibition

October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Ms. Clark was awarded a solo exhibition based on her work’s creative excellence in the 56th annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition.

Reception: November 17 • 7 pm

Ruth Howell
Solo Award Winner
Greater Michigan Art Exhibition

October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Ms. Howell was awarded a solo exhibition based on her work’s creative excellence in the 56th annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition.

Reception: November 17 • 7 pm

Studio School Student & Faculty Exhibition

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

A celebration of the creative results of our Studio School students and faculty.

Opening Reception: November 17 • 7 pm

Holiday Traditions Exhibition

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

View Christmas trees adorned with decorations from far and wide. Learn about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and other holiday traditions from around the world. Includes a fun scavenger hunt for visitors of all ages to explore the exhibition for fun facts.

Opening Reception: November 17 • 7 pm