Grand Rapids Art Museum

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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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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