Meijer Gardens' Winter Exhibition Features Dutch Sculptor Hanneke Beaumont

Beaumont will welcome and discuss her art with Meijer Gardens' members at the exclusive Members Opening on January 31st from 6-8 p.m.

This exhibition is made possible by The Meijer Foundation, the Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the Robert Bowman Gallery in London.

Exhibition Programming

Curator's Choice, February 8, 12 p.m.
Join the Chief Curator for the "inside scoop" on the exhibition. Walk through the show and learn more about this artist and her sculpture.

Lecture: Art and the Psyche, February 10, 2 p.m.
Many artists, particularly those of the last two centuries, have created art that addresses human conflicts and yearning: the fears, anxiety and desires felt personally and by society. Join us as we examine this special relationship between art and feeling, between art and the psyche.

Poetry Class: Find Your Hidden Poet, February 16, 1-3 p.m.
Discover the rewards of writing poetry about art, even if you're a beginner. Explore the Beaumont exhibition with Grand Rapids' Poet Laureate, David Cope, then translate your observations and perceptions into poems using free association, word choice, phrasing and editing. Visit to register.

Perspectives, February 22, 12 p.m.
Walk through the galleries with three staff members as they explore the exhibition from their own perspectives. Discover interesting personal interpretations of sculpture that you may have never considered before. Feel free to participate in the discussion; it is not necessary to be an art expert to find deeper meaning in art.

Gallery Walk, March 2, 2 p.m.
Learn about the meaning of body language and facial expressions from a psychological point-of-view and explore the emotional content of Beaumont's work.