ArtPrize 2016 at GRAM
September 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Later this year, GRAM’s 2016 ArtPrize exhibition, Past/Present/Future plans to include artists whose work will be showcased throughout Levels I and II of the museum, bringing together artists who create in a diverse range of media. Visitors may see dramatic moments in history, individuals or events memorialized, and an assessment of cultural conditions, for example.
GRAM is one of downtown’s premier venues during this international art competition.
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
October 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Tear yourself away from the canvases, etchings, drawings and photographs of celebrated painters, artists, and photographers this fall and immerse yourself in the world of fashion at the GRAM with a concentrated look at the haute couture fashions of Iris van Herpen, Dutch fashion designer.
van Herpen’s designs have adorned style icons such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Bjork and have graced the runways of London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Her fashions have won her international fortune, as she combines futuristic, innovative techniques with traditional craftsmanship. Her sculptural designs use materials that aren’t often found in the world of haute couture – namely boat rigging and umbrella ribs.
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion includes 45 outfits from van Herpen’s 2008 through 2015 collections.
Van Herpen was born in Wamel, and is based primarily in Amsterdam. After her graduation from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in the Netherlands, she produced her first collection in 2007. She became a member of the Chambre Syndicale de Haute Couture in 2012. Her time is spent in her studio, among her global network of collaborators, and the international fashion stage.
The museum is one of seven venues in North America for this exhibit.
The Museum Store
The Museum Store is where visitors may select from many art-inspired gifts for friends and family. There is an always-changing display of one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry created by international and local artists, children’s toys, art books, decorative accessories, and fair trade items, plus more.
Museum members receive a 10 percent discount.
GRAM does not have a place for guests to buy food, but it does invite visitors to carry their own food right into the outdoor dining terrace – or indoors to the Member Lounge. Monroe Center and its environs offer a lovely choice of local cuisine and exemplary restaurants.
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