Sneak peek inside Meijer Gardens’ #ArtPrize Nine exhibition

"The Martyr" (2014) by John Hooker
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- The official start of ArtPrize Nine is just days away, Marvis Herring was given an early look inside Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, which made the Jurors’ most outstanding venue Shortlist last year. Visitors will find 17 sculptors featured at the venue this year for the exhibition titled “Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition” (Through Saturday, January 7, 2018). The display is timed to honor the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death. He was an avant-garde sculptor who made a major impact in the contemporary sculpture world. Meijer Gardens was loaned some of Rodin’s pieces from several other art museums, including the Detroit Institute of Art and Indianapolis Museum of Art. [More]