A National Treasure:
Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy

A National Treasure:
Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy

February 1, 2019 August 25, 2019

Although never formally trained in the visual arts or art history, Fred Meijer was deeply interested in cultural endeavors and history, and had a long interest in sculpture. 

Overview

Although never formally trained in the visual arts or art history, Fred Meijer was deeply interested in cultural endeavors and history, and had a long interest in sculpture. In particular, he was initially attracted to historical and figurative statuary in bronze. He began collecting in the mid-1980s according to his own interests. His views broadened in the following years.

In August of 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. Today, the collection is hailed as among the finest in the world.

Events

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park cordially invites you to the member opening and reception for the exhibition A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy

March 17, 2019 2:00 pm

Gardens of Art Around the World

Fred Meijer sought to create a unique museum environment.

April 14, 2019 2:00 pm

Great American Collectors

Fred Meijer, as an art collector

May 5, 2019 2:00 pm

The Art of Fine Art Collecting

Join the owners and artists behind Lafontsee Galleries 

June 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Charcoal Drawing with Anna Greidanus

Head outdoors with artist Anna Greidanus.

July 30, 2019 6:00 pm

Summer Sculpture Walks

Sculpture Park Niches, The Gallery

August 11, 2019 11:30 am

Summer Sculpture Walks

Sculpture Park Niches, The Groves

Sponsors

A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy is made possible by:

The Meijer Foundation

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts