Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Along with Art Prize we visited the Art Museum and it was a very good place to visit. Lots of variety for you viewing pleasure. We liked that there were several different pieces from local artists on ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I enjoyed my time in this museum. Beautiful artwork and easy to navigate through the rooms. The employees at the front desk were helpful and informative.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We wouldn't come to Grand Rapids without visiting the GRAM. We were lucky enough to catch the Rube Goldberg exhibit - we closed the museum out at this exhibit alone.  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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!!
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    Wonderful place! Their kids activity cards are kind of terrible. The art museum itself is great and the kids loved it.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • March 4, 2017
    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.

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