The Rapidian

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Giant chess board engages public space in play

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, July 17 Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) in cooperation with Grand Rapids City Parks and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) launched the inauguration of its new giant chess board outside of the GRAM on Monroe Center. The chess board is...

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GoSite "Pop Up" to offer opportunity for public participation in design process

by (GoSite)

Submitted 07-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

While the past year in the development of the GoSite has been filled with community meetings, extensive research, surveys, advisory meetings, fundraising and design planning, the organizers think there’s one more key ingredient that needs to...

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GRAM on the Green to rock terrace Thursday nights

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

In its sixth installment, GRAM on the Green is coming back to the downtown area on Thursday nights July 10- August 14. This free event is held on the museum terrace at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Rosa Parks Circle right in front...

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Treat yourself to free music, fresh air, fun this summer

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This summer there are many options for free outdoor music in Grand Rapids and surrounding townships. There are different offerings depending on the night of the week. But if you can't make it one week, all listed events are recurring on the same...

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Downtown art venues showcase Michigan's midcentury modern design

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

This summer, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Kendall College of Art and Design have collaborated to feature exhibitions centered on Michigan's design heritage, specifically the state's role in the...

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Visionary placemaking: GoSite to open this summer

by (GoSite)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite, a collaborative project brought together by GRAM to create a fun, innovative and welcoming place for visitors and locals alike to find and share information about Grand Rapids, will open Phase I this summer in the front corner of...

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New GRAM exhibit forges natural forms from man-made origins

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Art Museum opened a new exhibit on March 6 titled “Resisting Certainty” by Michigan artist, Susan Goethel Campbell. The exhibit runs through June 1. Campbell, a multi-disciplinary artist, creates work in formats such as...

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Keep on looking: GRAM unveils collection of contemporary art

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-30-2014 under NEWS

You probably don't know who 94-year-old Emily Fisher Landau is, but chances are you recognize a lot of the artwork she's collected. With famous artists like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Cy Twombly in the collection, Landau...

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GoSite coalition partners offer collaborative, community-focused programs

by (GoSite)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The upcoming GoSite, located in the northwest glass enclosed corner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), creates an environment that reframes the traditional information center to fully engage an integrated 21st century audience, eliminating...

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Planning Commission approves request to allow food trucks downtown

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-13-2013 under NEWS

On September 12, the Planning Commission passed the request of the special land use of food concessions on the corner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. This was the first request for food concessions on private land in the downtown area. The request...

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