Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, is pleased to announce the release of a large picture book, America’s Garden of Art. Featuring over 230 new color photos, with essays by David Hooker, president and CEO; Joseph Becherer, chief curator and vice president and Larry ten Harmsel, historian, this coffee table book offers a complete description and depiction of Meijer Gardens throughout the seasons.
America’s Garden of Art details the unique story of an American botanic garden, which evolved into a harmonious blend of sculpture and horticulture, all made possible through the generosity of Fred and Lena Meijer. This is the first time a book of this magnitude has been compiled to tell the Meijer Gardens’ story. The 240-page hardcover book is masterfully illustrated with inspiring photography spanning all four seasons.
“America’s Garden of Art tells the extraordinary and significant history of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park through illuminating essays and more than 230 vibrant seasonal images,” said David Hooker, president and CEO of Meijer Gardens. “A highly visual experience, it is one of the best representations of Meijer Gardens illustrating the story of this national treasure. After several years of intense effort, it is my pleasure to launch this much-requested volume celebrating the collections, gardens, grounds, and history of Meijer Gardens.”
This coffee table book is available for purchase for $49.95 ($45.95 for members) at Meijer Gardens’ gift shop. Shipping is available by calling the Gift Shop at 616-957-7904. America’s Garden of Art will also be featured at Meijer Gardens’ annual Holiday Gift Show on Saturday, November 9.
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About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves nearly 600,000 visitors annually. Meijer Gardens was recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper, the leading publication in global art news. The 132-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Serra, Bourgeois and Plensa, among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky, Calder and Dine.