A Conversation with Oliviero Rainaldi

Italian artist Oliviero Rainaldi, well known for his artwork focused on the human figure in a post-war and contemporary setting, takes a linear approach that emphasizes humanity’s most ideal and essential qualities. Rainaldi’s sculpture The Tribute, installed at Meijer Gardens in 2006, tells the stories of a diverse group of Meijer Gardens guest experiences, as facilitated by our many knowledgeable volunteers. The Tribute was temporarily removed to accommodate the redesign of our Volunteer Tribute Garden. This spring, we welcome The Tribute back with two new interior panels, focusing on the love between Fred and Lena Meijer and the importance of water in our West Michigan and Great Lakes communities. Hear Rainaldi share his work and inspirations, in a conversation with David Hooker and Amber Oudsema.

Registration is required and will be available online at on March 1. Note: Oliviero Rainaldi lives and works in Europe. This event may be cancelled due to travel restrictions or other concerns related to COVID. Please direct questions to Amber Oudsema at 616-975-5225.

  • Fee Information: Included with admission