Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Trip for Honors Alumni

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. Although the van to Grand Rapids is full of current students, we would like to invite Honors alumni to sign up to attend and meet us there! Below are descriptions of the exhibit and presentation.

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 and it will be held at 2:00pm.

We will be meeting at the front entrance at approximately 1:00pm. If you are interested in the presentation, please make sure to immediately save yourself a seat as it is first come first serve and Meijer Gardens has informed us that the space fills up fast. To sign up for your free ticket, please contact Allegra Damari at or call 231-591-2216 before Friday, March 9th.