Dana Friis-Hansen http://michiganradio.org en Grand Rapids Art Museum scores 3-year partnership with NY museum http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-art-museum-scores-3-year-partnership-ny-museum <p>This week the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artmuseumgr.org/">Grand Rapids Art Museum</a> opens a new exhibit on loan from the&nbsp;<a href="http://whitney.org/">Whitney Museum </a>of American&nbsp;Art in New York. The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artmuseumgr.org/home/page/Rauschenberg">&ldquo;Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle&rdquo;</a> exhibit is part of a new 3-year partnership between the two museums. It opens to the public on Friday.</p><p>Pamella DeVos spends a lot of time in New York as a fashion designer. She is a board trustee at the Whitney Museum and helped make the partnership a reality.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not a huge city but we certainly have such an amazing art museum,&rdquo; Devos said. DeVos is a GRAM Honorary Life Trustee. She says she&rsquo;s had a passion for the GRAM since she was 25 years old. DeVos says she&rsquo;s brought the director of the Whitney Museum to Grand Rapids many times. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:50:38 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6430 at http://michiganradio.org Grand Rapids Art Museum scores 3-year partnership with NY museum Warm welcome for new director of Grand Rapids Arts Museum http://michiganradio.org/post/warm-welcome-new-director-grand-rapids-arts-museum <p>Dana Friis-Hansen started at the <a href="http://www.artmuseumgr.org/">Grand Rapids Art Museum </a>Wednesday.</p><p>He told those gathered at a reception Friday he wants to make the downtown museum into center for all creative thinking, not just art.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I really believe that as we look to the 21st century museums need to be community conveners and to be sites for bringing together people of different interests, different ideas.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:20:05 +0000 Lindsey Smith 3344 at http://michiganradio.org Warm welcome for new director of Grand Rapids Arts Museum