U.S.A—The Whitney Museum of American Art has forged a three-year agreement to lend works from its permanent collection to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. As a result, people in western Michigan will be able to see three exhibitions organized by the Whitney: Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle, Real/Surreal (a look at the connection between the two movements of the 20th century in the U.S.) and,  Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection. The deal is the outgrowth of a shared trustee, Pamella DeVos, who helped arrange the loan of Rauschenbergs. The conversation developed, the idea grew and this was the result.