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.
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... View details ⇨
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.
"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'... View details ⇨
“'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... View details ⇨
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!