Past Sculpture Exhibitions

Past Sculpture Exhibitions

A Rich History

Three temporary sculpture exhibitions are developed annually, most curated by and for Meijer Gardens. These special exhibitions are shown within the large indoor galleries and associated indoor and outdoor spaces. The sculpture exhibition program is dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods and exhibitions have ranged from large-scale presentations of modern masters such as Rodin, Picasso, and Moore to contemporary masters such as George Segal, Oldenburg and van Bruggen, di Suvero, Caro, and Richard Hunt.

Exhibition History

May 25 9:00 am August 19, 2018

Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence

January 27 9:00 am August 20, 2017

Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

September 16 9:00 am December 31, 2016

Almost Home: Grand Rapids in Focus

February 26 August 14, 2016

Mimmo Paladino: Present into Past

Sep
18
Jan
4
September 18, 2015 January 3, 2016

Tradition and Innovation: Japanese Ceramics Now

Sep
19
Jan
4
September 19, 2014 January 4, 2015

Highly Recommended: Emerging Sculptors

September 18, 2013 January 5, 2014

Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass

May
24
Aug
26
Feb
1
Apr
29
Oct
1
Dec
31
October 1 6:57 pm December 31, 2012

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

Sep
19
Jan
6
September 19, 2012 January 6, 2013

Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture

May
25
Aug
27
Sep
21
Jan
1
September 21 December 31, 2011

Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms

Jun
3
Aug
22
Jan
28
May
9
January 28 May 8, 2011

Jim Dine: Sculpture

Sep
22
Oct
11
Apr
30
Oct
1
Jan
29
May
10
Oct
9
Jan
3
October 9, 2009 January 3, 2010

Lynn Chadwick: In Contact

January 30 May 10, 2009

Jonathan Borofsky

October 3, 2008 January 4, 2009

Jaume Plensa

May
30
Sep
1
Sep
28
Jan
1
June 8 September 3, 2007

Sophie Ryder

May 23 October 21, 2007

Rodin’s: The Thinker

January 26 May 13, 2007

Patrick Dougherty

Jan
26
May
14
January 26 May 13, 2007

Vanessa Paschakarnis

Sep
29
Jan
1
September 29 December 31, 2006

Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Drawings

Sep
29
Jan
1
September 29 December 31, 2006

David Huang: Vessels

Jun
1
Sep
11
Jan
12
May
15
January 12 May 14, 2006

Andy Goldsworthy: Arches

Sep
23
Jan
1
Jan
21
May
9
Sep
24
Jan
3
September 24, 2004 January 2, 2005

Mark di Suvero

May
21
Sep
7
May 21 September 6, 2004

The World of Robert E. Kuhn

Jan
22
May
3
January 22 May 2, 2004

George Segal: America

Sep
19
Jan
5
Jun
1
Sep
1
June 1 August 31, 2003

Louise Bourgeouis: Maman

May
30
Sep
2
May 30 September 1, 2003

Anthony Caro

May
30
Sep
2
Jan
17
May
12
Oct
30
Sep
1
October 30, 2002 August 31, 2004

Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Skulls

Sep
6
Jan
1
September 6 December 31, 2002

Picasso: the Artist as Sculptor

May
16
Aug
18
Mar
15
May
6
Mar
15
May
6
Oct
14
Jan
4
Jul
1
Sep
25
July 1 September 24, 2001

Sharon Sommers

Jun
11
Sep
2
June 11 September 1, 2001

Tom Condon and Julie Moore

May
1
May
1
May 1, 2001 April 30, 2002

Philip Grausman, Big Heads

Apr
12
Jun
18
Apr
12
Jan
4
April 12, 2001 January 3, 2002

Rodin: Cornerstone of Modern Sculpture

Feb
1
Jun
1
February 1 May 31, 2001

James Karsina and Rick Stevens

Jan
21
Mar
26
Jan
1 31
January 1 January 31, 2001

Richard Hunt: American Visionary

Jan
1
May
1
January 1 April 30, 2001

Richard Hunt: Rust Garden

Jan
1 31
January 1 January 31, 2001

Winifred Godfrey Paintings

Dec
31
May
2
December 31, 2000 May 1, 2001

Salavadore Dali’s Carmen

Sep
1
Jan
8
September 1, 2000 January 7, 2001

Floragrande: Paintings by Winifred Godfrey

Jul
1
Aug
14
Apr
18
May
15
April 18 May 14, 2000

Cows on Parade

Jan
8
Feb
21
January 8 February 20, 2000

Landscapes and Garden Views

Nov
1
Apr
26
Sep
4
Nov
6
Jul
27
Feb
1
July 27, 1999 January 31, 2001

Patrick Dougherty: Jug or Naught

Jan
9
Feb
22
January 9 February 21, 1999

8 Landscape Artists

Dec
5
Jun
21
December 5, 1998 June 20, 1999

Echoes of Eden

Aug
29
Nov
16
August 29 November 15, 1998

Sculpture Passion—One Man’s Vision

Jul
10
Oct
26
Jun
13
Aug
25
May
1 30
Nov
14
Feb
16
Nov
8
Jun
22
November 8, 1997 June 21, 1998

Sculpture Michigan

Oct
17
Nov
10
Aug
16
Oct
13
August 16 October 12, 1997

Kinnebrew: One Man, Many Visions

Jun
13
Aug
11
June 13 August 10, 1997

Debra Reid Jenkins

Mar
1
Apr
14
March 1 April 13, 1997

Butterfly Pastels

Jan
17
Feb
24
January 17 February 23, 1997

M.C. Kanouse: Watercolor Views

Jun
8
Sep
11