january, 2018

28jan - 29aprAll DayThe Great Lakes Cycle Exhibit at GRAM


Event Details

The Great Lakes Cycle is on display at GRAM January 27-April 29!

Composed of painter Alexis Rockman’s most ambitious body of work to date, this exhibit showcases five colossal panorama-style oil paintings, each accompanied by a key that illustrates and notates the species, artifacts and historical references within the painting. The panoramas reveal timelines of geology, climate and human history as they relate to the Great Lakes beginning with the Pleistocene Era and traveling through present day to predictions of the future.

About 30 field drawings created from organic materials collected at various Great Lakes sites are also on display along with six large-scale watercolors focused on the Great Lakes.

About Alexis Rockman: An amateur naturalist since childhood, Rockman is known for his critically acclaimed, ecology-based works of art. He draws on his deep scientific awareness, passion for the environment, broad art historical knowledge, deft artistic skills and driving curiosity about the forces shaping our ecological future in this important series about one of the most precious resources for the future of all life on earth.

Learn more at artmuseumgr.org.


January 28 (Sunday) - April 29 (Sunday)


Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids

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