Joseph Becherer for The Grand Rapids Press

Our Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions and the Lena Meijer Professor in the History of Art at Aquinas College Joseph Becherer is lending his knowledge to MLive / The Grand Rapids Press during ArtPrize. Below are links to his columns, all of which (including previous years columns) are available on MLive’s website.

Behind the scenes of Meijer Gardens’ 2015 ArtPrize exhibit (September 19, 2015)

“Age of Good Fortune Island: KoiNoboru” by Japanese ceramic artist Kyoko Tokumaru sits on display for ArtPrize at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (Neil Blake | MLive.com)

ArtPrize invites us to focus our conversations (September 21, 2015)

Tracie Alt walks near Craig Colorussso ‘s ArtPrize entry “Sun Boxes” at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The entry features solar powered speakers playing music. Alt, who is from Grand Rapids, said she is alway excited about ArtPrize. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)

ArtPrize 2015 venue review: Kendall College at Federal Building (September 25, 2015)

ArtPrize entry

ArtPrize entry “You Imagine What You Desire” by Nathan Coley hangs outside at The Fed Galleries at the Kendall College of Art and Design on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. The words are one aspect of Coley’s entry. (Neil Blake | MLive.com)

ArtPrize 2015 venue review: UICA (September 25, 2015)

Heather Brammeier's

Heather Brammeier’s “This Mortal Coil” sits on display at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The projects all relate to one or more of the senses including sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch and beyond. (Neil Blake | MLive.com)

ArtPrize 2015 venue review: Grand Rapids Art Museum (September 25, 2015)

Artist Judith Braun discusses her ArtPrize entry

Artist Judith Braun discusses her ArtPrize entry “As Above” that is featured at the Grand Rapids Art Museum during a preview tour on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Braun used her finger tips, dipped in charcoal, to create the symmetrical piece of abstract foliage and flowers. (Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com)

ArtPrize 2015 venue review: SiTE:LAB’s Rumsey Street Project (September 28, 2015)

Mark Dean Veca's

Mark Dean Veca’s “Pony Show,” pictured Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, will be part of ArtPrize’s SiTE:LAB Rumsey Street Project. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)

How Jurors’ Shortlist focuses vast field of entries (September 29, 2015)

ArtPrize-goers look at Kunihiro Akinaga's entry

ArtPrize-goers look at Kunihiro Akinaga’s entry “Mimesis” at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. This entry is on the 2015 Jurors’ Shortlist in the 3D category. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)

Joseph Becherer’s must-see works at ArtPrize 2015 (October 2, 2015)

ArtPrize-goers look at Kunihiro Akinaga's entry

ArtPrize-goers look at Kunihiro Akinaga’s entry “Mimesis” at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. This entry is on the 2015 Jurors’ Shortlist in the 3D category. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)

Joseph Becherer shares stand-out works among ArtPrize 2015 Final 20 (October 5, 2015)

Randall Libby's ArtPrize entry

Randall Libby’s ArtPrize entry “michigan petoskey stone” at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The entry is a Final 20 public vote finalist in the 2D category. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)

When there’s no front-runner, how do we experience ArtPrize? (October 11, 2015)

ArtPrize 2015

ArtPrize 2015

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