This semester we will be taking students to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids to see the “Drawn into Form by Beverly Pepper” exhibit and sit in on the “Five Great Women in Sculptures” presentation on Sunday, March 18th. The van to GR will leave from the parking lot outside of the Honors Office at 12:00pm and return by 6:00pm that evening. Below are descriptions of presentation and exhibition.
Exhibit Description: Drawn into Form features 70 works from American sculptor Beverly Pepper from the early 1950s through present day. From sketches capturing scenes of everyday life and landscape views to abstract explorations of space and form to technical drawings and independent prints, the exhibition will evidence one of the most profound artistic careers in recent memory.
Presentation Description: Monumental sculpture is often closely associated with men. However, throughout history of Modern sculpture many important female artists, including Beverly Pepper, have worked in a large scale. Join us for a discussion of five female sculptures – Beverly Pepper, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth, and Louise Nevelson – and their giant impression on the history of art. The instructor for this presentation will be Sue Eberle, Ph.D. from the Kendall College of Art and Design.