- A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection...
- February 1, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
This exhibition celebrates the centenary of Fred Meijer’s birth and charts the milestones of the collector and his collection, one of the most compelling stories in American cultural history.
Fred Meijer began collecting in the mid-1980s. His views broadened in the following years and in 1999 he declared his dream to build a "world-class" sculpture collection, opening a door for collecting beyond his initial personal aesthetic with the betterment and enjoyment of the public in mind.
The exhibition features a selection of works from Fred Meijer’s collection as well as loans of artists who influenced the collector throughout his life. SIGNAL III (2018) and VEER (2018), two life-sized sculptures by Antony Gormley are on display in the main gallery.
- Antony Gormley