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Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum Free Admissions Tuesdays draws increased visitors

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Starting May 28, the Grand Rapids Art Museum has been offering free admission on Tuesdays, allowing local art lovers the chance to see more art for less money. “GRAM received a generous two-year gift from Meijer to support free admission on...

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GRAM presents spectacular selection of improvisational quilts

by (Brenda Beerhorst)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under OPINION

Susana Allen Hunter's ability to be resourceful is reflected in her quilts, now on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). Not only did she use what limited resources she had, but used them with the confidence and command of a person well-...

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Museum Free 4 All returns April 21

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-01-2013 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum has collaborated to provide a day of free admission to all four museums.  This year, presenting sponsor...

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Grand Rapids residents enjoy tree ceremony, ice skating at Grand Rapids Art Museum

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NEWS

At 5:30 p.m. on November 30, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) held its annual tree lighting ceremony. GRAM director Dana Friis-Hansen spoke at the ceremony as well as Mayor Heartwell, who introduced ice skater Kimberly Scott. Scott danced to an...

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GRAM Education Center supports lifetime learning

by (kmb53)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  When visitors to the Grand Rapids Art Museum walk in the building, they are immediately greeted with elegant architecture and works of art. As visitors look around, to the right they see a hallway across the courtyard which ends with a bright...

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GRAM questions reality with new exhibit, Real/Surreal

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-18-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s (GRAM) upcoming show, Real/Surreal explores the existing tension between artistic realism and the manipulation of reality represented in the work of surreal and abstract artists. The exhibit showcases work in...

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ArtPrize 2012: Impressions of a first-time viewer

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under OPINION

I had no idea what to expect when ArtPrize started. Ever since I moved here last November I’d heard the event described in a variety of ways: “It’s like a festival,” “It’s amazing,” “It’s...

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"Origami" highlights Grand Rapids community

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under NEWS

New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita has made quite an impression on Grand Rapids this year with her installation, “Origami.” On display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), “Origami” consists of 99 individual pieces of...

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What do you see: Anne Gates explores the why of our 'Motivation'

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

It's no secret that there is a lot that I love about ArtPrize. Not least of which, and possibly the most important to me since the beginning, is the possibility that the larger public can be engulfed by something I love. Art is powerful. Or at...

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What do you see: tension and tangle bring peace at the GRAM

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Black chair, black squares of homemade paper tacked to the wall. And in between, an army of black strings hang, connecting them before landing in a tangle on the floor. What caught my eye in Andrew Hawkes' "It's not my fault,"...

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