America's Garden of Art
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, opened to the public in 1995, marrying an internationally acclaimed sculpture collection with beautiful green spaces. Today, this midwestern treasure is one of America's most visited cultural destinations, attracting over half a million visitors each year. "America's Garden of Art" chronicles the development and rapid growth of this innovative public garden, with stunning photography that captures the natural and man-made tableaux across all four seasons. The pictorial narrative by photographer William J. Hebert, along with essays by historian Larry Harmsell and Dr. Joseph A. Becherer, Chief Curator and Vice President, Horticulture and Sculpture Collections and Exhibitions, convey a vibrant portrait of Fred and Lena Meijer's legacy, and illustrate the layered beauty of this uniquely American institution.
Art and Design | Horticulture
Citation for published book
Becherer, Joseph A, David S. Hooker, and Harmsel L. Ten. America's Garden of Art. Grand Rapids, MI: Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 2014. Print.
Becherer, Joseph Antenucci; Hooker, David S.; Harmsel, Larry ten; and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,, "America's Garden of Art" (2013). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 241.