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Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids

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Art Museum Museum
Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM provides diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills. Through dynamic exhibitions, collections, learning initiatives, and community collaborations, GRAM increasingly serves as a cultural beacon and civic anchor. Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.

Programming at GRAM includes guided tours of the galleries, hands-on workshops or drop-in activities for a variety of ages, artist lectures, live music events, and more.

Learn more about GRAM's current exhibitions and programs at artmuseumgr.org.
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Only five hotels provide lodging downtown, but each charms its guests with a distinctive character. A small collection of bed and breakfasts and inns populate Old Town. These hotels are a five-minute walk from the city's main attractions, top restaurants, and conference centers, so they tend to fill up fast. Book a room early to ensure you get the lodging of your choice. There are also hotel chains near the airport and in residential areas; public transport and taxi service link these to the city's downtown.
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  • The wife and I stopped at GRAM and went through almost all of it in a few hours. This is a good small art museum with special exhibitions. Specifically, we saw the Rube Goldberg exhibit. It necessaril...  more »
  • We were allowed free Blue Star admission for former military members. This Art Museum has a little different take on what art it presents. Not necessarily art of the masters. We really enjoyed the exh...  more »
  • It was okay. We were discouraged by the prints, you should not need a magnifying glass to see the art work. I would say that there were a few pieces of interest if you are in town, but I wouldn't make...  more »
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  • Easy to navigate. Friendly service and great items at the gift shop. Don't get to close to the art and try to read it because the staff with give you a warning. Overall, we had a good time. Fyi...Tuesday's are free!!
  • The Grand Rapids Art Museum - GRAM is located on the NE corner of Rosa Parks Circle. They are a venue for Art Prize every year and our local Wood8 station faces the park on the ground floor. Yes it is visible from the Amway Grand hotel.
  • Wonderful place! Their kids activity cards are kind of terrible. The art museum itself is great and the kids loved it.
  • This is a decent small art museum. With GR's emphasis on Art in recent years, I expected to see a large selection of styles, but it was more focused on historical gifts to the space than the winners or entries at the Art Prize event everyone keeps taking about.
  • This place is always cool and inspiring. I love going here to view the various collections. They change regularly which is nice and they also provide special events. It's a nice way to spend a few hours wandering between the exhibits.