Diana Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Tickets are available to her June 7th performance at the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater: [ Startickets.com Link ]
Diana Kralls unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made

Diana Krall - The Look Of Love

Music video by Diana Krall performing The Look Of Love. (C) 2002 Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd. http://vevo.ly/NlMC2C

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Join us today, beginning at 1 pm, and tomorrow for our Iris Show! You can view a lovely variety of these gorgeous and colorful flowers grown by iris enthusiasts in our area, and vote for your favorite bloom.
Join us today beginning at 1 pm and tomorrow for our Iris

Iris Show at Meijer Gardens

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Ai Weiwei is China's most famous political dissident; a provocateur and a troublemaker whose clashes with the Chinese government have gotten him harassed by police, thrown in jail and driven out of the country.

You can watch an interview with Ai Weiwei on CBS's 60 Minutes at the link below, then see his work in person in our landmark exhibition 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State,'...
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How Chinese artist Ai Weiwei became an enemy-of-the-state

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From silent and live auctions, to a wine garden, to delicious food, a great night was had by all at our Great Gardens Party! Thanks to all who attended in support of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park mission.

Click here to see the full album of photos from the evening by photographer Anthony Norkus Photography: [ Pixieset.com Link ]
From silent and live auctions to a wine garden to delicious food
Friday is off to a beautiful start! As a reminder, we are open until 5pm tonight and our hours for the rest of Memorial Day weekend are listed below.

Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Monday: 9 am - 5 pm
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For this Tiny Desk Concert, NPR instructs you to "close your eyes and listen, and you might imagine someone who looks a bit like Otis Redding. Open them, and you're likely to see someone who looks more like your neighborhood bank teller."

You can see St. Paul and The Broken Bones live on the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage on June 9. Tickets available at [ Startickets.com Link ]
For this Tiny Desk Concert NPR instructs you to close your eyes

St. Paul And The Broken Bones: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Close your eyes and listen, and you might imagine someone who looks a bit like Otis Redding. Open them, and you're likely to see someone who looks more like ...

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Kids ages 6-7 will have fun constructing a variety of little boats, then test their seaworthiness in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden! Click the link below for more information and to sign up for this four day summer camp.
Kids ages 67 will have fun constructing a variety of little boats

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We are open our usual hours this weekend and on Memorial Day as well!
We are open our usual hours this weekend and on Memorial Day as well
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Last weekend’s Michigan All State Bonsai Show featured a forest of different species, sizes, and styles. Thanks to film student Samuel Adamczyk for this recap!
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Iconic performers Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, and Taylor Dayne are joining forces for the ultimate 80s tour! See all three in one night on the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage.

Tickets are available now for the June 4th concert at [ Startickets.com Link ]
Congratulations to our Facility Rental and Food Service team! Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park was awarded the Best Meeting/Event Venue outside Detroit Metro Area without a Hotel by Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine!
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Oak Park's Pleasant Home is considered one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of Prairie School Architecture in the nation. The home is just one of many the participants on our bus trip get to see today!

Visit our website to learn more about upcoming off-site bus excursions: [ Meijergardens.org Link ]
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Ai Weiwei's next show is at the Smithsonian's Hirshorn Museum. The exhibition features the piece 'Trace,' which consists of 176 portraits made up of thousands of Lego bricks, depicting people whom he considers activists and free-speech advocates.

You can see Ai Weiwei's work in person, right now, here in West Michigan! 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' runs through August 20.
Ai Weiweis next show is at the Smithsonians Hirshorn Museum The exhibition

Ai Weiwei’s Lego Portraits of Activists Head to the Hirshhorn Museum

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Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. You can see her live in the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater on June 7th!
Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut

Star Tickets - An Evening with...Diana Krall

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It's how you know it's summer in West Michigan!

Tickets are still available to a number of show in this year's Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert series! Visit our website for a full list.
It's how you know it's summer in West Michigan

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View a lovely variety of these gorgeous and colorful flowers grown by iris enthusiasts in our area! Join us for our Iris Show, happening this weekend, May 27-28.
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Holly Williams: Are you an artist, or are you an activist?
Ai Weiwei: I think artist and activist is the same thing. As artist, you always have to be an activist.
Holly Williams: You have to be political to be a good artist.
Ai Weiwei: I think every art, if it's relevant, is political.

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Is Ai Weiwei an artist or an activist?

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"The seed of every great work of art, piece of literature or music is a concept or idea that the artist wants to express. The timeless struggle is how the artist will give form to the ideas."

Learn more about Ai Weiwei as a conceptual artist in this blog post by Joseph Becherer, our Chief Curator and Vice President. Our exhibition 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' runs now through...
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Ai Weiwei, Conceptual Master

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If you are interested in joining the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park team of volunteers, mark your calendars for June 6! That's the date of our next volunteer orientation. From working in the gift shop or the library, to leading a tram tour or working in the Lena Meijer Children's Garden, there is something available for everyone.
If you are interested in joining the Frederik Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park

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The Breakfast Club, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars were playing in theaters. Cabbage Patch Dolls were flying off the shelves. The Chicago Bears gave us the Super Bowl Shuffle. And these artists’ songs were climbing the charts.

Join us for the kick-off to our Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series and celebrate the 80’s with Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, and Taylor Dayne. The...
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The Breakfast Club Indiana Jones and Star Wars were playing in theaters

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