There are just three days left until 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' opens!

For more information about the exhibition and Ai Weiwei himself, visit
Surround yourself with the colors, fragrances and beauty of tropical orchids!

Are you going to our Orchid Show this weekend?

Orchid Show

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Dive into the world of comic books this February! Join us February 21st or 28th for an evening with Vault of Midnight's Charley Tucker. The event includes hors d'oeuvres and an open bar! Click the link below to sign up.

Geek Chic: The Evolution of Comics | Meijer Gardens

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For our Fridays at the Farm events that took place in Michigan's Farm Garden over the summer, participants were invited to decorate a quilt square.

Here is the final product!
Members of Ai Weiwei's team have arrived and are working with our Sculpture team during the installation process for the upcoming exhibition!

'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State" opens on January 27. For more information visit
These happy pink azaleas are sure to brighten your morning! New flowers and trees have been planted in the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse.
The pieces featured in our upcoming exhibition 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' traveled from all over the world to get to West Michigan.

The exhibition opens this week! Visit for more information.
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei is internationally heralded as one of the most important cultural figures of our time. He champions free speech and global human rights through his sculpture, installations, film, photography—and his widely followed social media presence.

'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' opens on January 27. Visit for more details about the exhibition and for a...
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It's a form of artwork many of you have in your home - album covers! Musicians from Kanye West to Sigur Rós have employed A-list artists to design their album sleeves.

The Guardian put together a list which includes artists like Ai Weiwei and Keith Haring whose work you can see in our Sculpture Park.

Sound art: album covers by Ai Weiwei, Ed Ruscha and more – in pictures

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Happy birthday today to Dietrich Klinge! We have three of the sculptor's pieces in our permanent collection, and were fortunate for Klinge to speak about his work here at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park last October.
Featuring more than 30 pieces, 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State' marks the artist's first show in the upper midwest, and his first ever at a botanical garden or sculpture park.

The Detroit Metro Times gives a preview of the exhibition, which opens January 27. For more information visit

Artist Ai Weiwei to exhibit at Grand Rapids' Meijer Gardens

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Beverly Pepper's 'Galileo's Wedge' is reflected alongside the trees in the thin layer of ice covering the pond in The Groves section of our Sculpture Park.

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"If you were talking about music, dealing with someone like Ai Weiwei is like somebody like Bruce Springsteen, or Paul McCartney. In the sports world, it's like dealing with someone like Serena Williams or LeBron James."

Our Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions Joe Becherer discusses Ai Weiwei's place in the art world. 'Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State'...
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“'I am looking forward to the exhibition at Meijer Gardens and to share my work and ideas in this unique place,' states Ai Weiwei. 'I appreciate that they are so committed to my work; they even acquired Iron Tree in 2015. This opportunity to bring an exhibition to Michigan is something I greatly anticipate.'”

The January 27th opening day is quickly approaching! Learn more about our greatly...
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Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens | The Rapidian

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Happy birthday today to artist Kiki Smith! Her piece 'Sleepwalker' can be found in The Groves section of our Sculpture Park.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has an ongoing process of care for all objects in our art collection. It took nearly two months of using dry ice blasting and poultices, and meticulous hand-polishing to expose the original surface of 'Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose' by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Watch the video to see the process, and an amazing before and after!
It's #MuseumSelfie Day! Have you taken a selfie at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park? Share it with us in the comments below!
All of the melty goodness of cheese, none of the dairy!

You'll learn how to make a variety of non-dairy cheese in our class happening in the evening on February 7th. Click the link below to sign up!

Non-Dairy Cheese | Meijer Gardens

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Indoors, we are thinking spring! Planting is underway in the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse for our spring displays.
A reminder that we are open tonight, and every Tuesday, until 9:00pm!