Now at Frederik Meijer Gardens


Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
September 19 – January 6

Historically, the human figure has served as the near singular subject addressed in sculpture. From the 1950s forward, abstract and non-representational modes of thinking became critical to sculptors and representing the figure in more literal terms fell largely out of fashion. Recently, many artists have returned to the figure but in decidedly contemporary terms. This exhibition is a survey of contemporary sculpture around the subject of the human figure as both an object and a metaphor. Considering a wide variety of formal and conceptual approaches by artists from across the United States and around the world, the exhibition illustrates the diversity and depth of the figure in Contemporary Art from more literal terms to those which are implied or symbolically stated. Building on the strength and variety of the figurative tradition of Meijer Garden’s acclaimed permanent collection; this exhibition explores a renewal of interest in the subject from objects to installations while surveying a broad spectrum of concepts, forms and materials. This exhibition explores the theme of the human figure including representations of the male and female nude.
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FMG Location
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

FMG Hours
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 9 am-5 pm
Tues: 9 am-9 pm
Sun: 11 am-5 pm

FMG Admission
Adult 14–64: $12
Senior 65 & older: $9
Students with ID: $9
Children 5–13: $6
Children 3–4: $4
Children 2 & younger: Fr

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