The enigmatic bronze figures of Dutch sculptor Hanneke Beaumont have been a source of great fascination and wonder since they first captured international attention in the late 1990s. Since then, her works have been exhibited and installed internationally from London to New York, Munich to The Hague. At Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, her sculptures, #25 and #26, are a continual source of inquiry and enjoyment in the Sculpture Park.
Join us now through April 28 for Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont, which features features 14 works demonstrating the artist’s command of the human figure. As the title suggests, Beaumont’s works allow guests to explore what it means to be disconnected from one another in an otherwise connected world. Included with admission.
This is Beaumont’s first major museum exhibition in the United States. Her sculptures were created in a variety of media, such as terra cotta, bronze and iron and allow audiences the opportunity to understand her command of the human figure and her impressive fluency with materials.
Programming for the Exhibition
Friday, February 22, 12 pm
Katie Racey, Membership Manager
Brett McPherson, Maintenance Staff
Joann Wisnewski, Facility Attendant
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 never have 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
Saturday, March 2, 2 pm
Susan Wallsteadt, Psychology Professor, Grand Rapids Community College
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.
Visit us at MeijerGardens.org for additional information.