Opening on January 17 2015, Through the Eyes of Weidenaar, will commemorate the works of local artist and internationally renowned print maker, Reynold Weidenaar.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rey Weidenaar, the exhibition will showcase a large portion of the GRPM’s unparalleled collection of Weidenaar’s prints, plates, tools and personal effects. The collection, a majority of which was donated by Jay and Betty Van Andel, speaks to the history of Grand Rapids from the artists’ point of view. Over 100 works by Weidenaar will be on display, including 75 prints and 25 digital images. The exhibition will focus specifically on how Weidenaar incorporated local scenes, humor, and his own personal worldview and politics into his art.