The Grand Rapids Art Museum is a beacon of art in an art-loving city. The building itself has become one of the city’s iconic architectural landmarks – erected in 2007 and hailed as one of the best of the year by Newsweek: “This cool and modernist building ... is the first newly constructed ‘green' museum in the United States, designed to be LEED certified." he works on display inside the building are just as impressive. Collections range from Renaissance to Modern Art, with a special focus on 19th and 20th century European and American art.
Covid Safety: While Michigan’s broad COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the museum has established a number of COVID-19 precautions for its staff and guests. Visit the museum website for details.
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How to Experience the Grand Rapids Art Museum
How to Experience the Grand Rapids Art Museum:
What can I see and do at GRAM?
GRAM contains two floors of gallery space in which it displays selections from its permanent collection of 5,00+ works of art, including 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. The Museum also hosts some of the nation’s top traveling art exhibitions.
Is GRAM good for kids?
It’s an excellent place to introduce kids to the wonders of art and inspire a lifelong interest in art appreciation – and creation, as GRAM hosts Drop-in Studio every Saturday from 1-4pm for kids to engage in hands-on art projects.
When is GRAM open?
Noon-6pm Tuesday, noon-9pm Thursday and noon-6pm Saturday.
What is the admission price?
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and students with ID, and $6 for youth (6-17). Children 5 years and under may enter free.
Are there any discounts available?
Meijer Free Tuesdays and Meijer Free Thursday nights offer free admission from noon-6pm each Tuesday and 5-9pm on Thursdays. Through Museums for All, EBT cardholders and up to three guests can enjoy free admission. GRAM is also a Blue Star Museum proud to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their family year-round.
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Can I purchase or reserve tickets online?
Guests are encouraged to reserve admission tickets online prior to arrival. GRAM is temporarily operating on a cash-free basis for visitors purchasing tickets on-site.
Is GRAM accessible for guests with special needs?
GRAM is committed to connecting visitors with all abilities to the world of art through a wide variety of accessible services. All public areas and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. The street-level entrances on Monroe Center is recommended for wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices. Elevators and ramps allow mobility to all floors and public areas of the Museum. Assistive listening devices are available. See more Accessibility Info.
Where is GRAM located?
On the edge of Rosa Parks Circle, downtown’s community gathering space, at one end the Monroe Center dining and shopping district. The Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives and Grand Rapids Art Museum are just two blocks away. It’s also an easy walk (or free DASH ride) from downtown hotels.
Where can I park?
There is abundant parking near the Museum. View the downtown parking map – the closest lot is the Monroe Center Parking Ramp (N) at the corner of Louis Street and Ionia.
Is food available?
Is there a gift shop?
The Museum Store is currently closed until further notice.
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GRAM hosts a constant and varied rotation of visiting exhibits, from "Diana: A Celebration" to "Birds of America: Audubon Prints from Shelburne Museum" to "Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle." The museum also plays an integral role in the city's annual ArtPrize competition.
Regular events include:
- GRAM on the Green. Thursday Nights at GRAM moves outside for the summer season, with free live music, dancing, games and more.
- Drop-In Family Saturdays. Every Saturday, GRAM offers special activities and programming for kids and their families.
- Summer Art Camps. A series of programs designed for kids ages 5-12.
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An Interwoven Legacy: The Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish also foregrounds the two artists’ other primary motivations: the importance of maintaining the basketmaking tradition…
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Meijer Free Tuesdays and Meijer Free Thursday Nights are made possible by The Meijer Foundation. This gift supports free admission for the public from 12 – 6 pm each Tuesday and free general…
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Experience the green features of the world's first LEED Gold-certified art museum! A guided conversation takes you through an investigation of our stunning building and the works of art inside it. To…
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This guided tour is a great way to start your Museum experience at GRAM. By engaging in conversation about the formal qualities of art, visitors gain an understanding of the art-making process and…
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When American artist Jasper Johns’ paintings of flags and targets were first exhibited in 1958, they brought him instant acclaim and established him as a critical link between Abstract Expressionism…
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- 101 Monroe Center NW
- (616) 831-1000
Changing exhibitions feature local, national and international artists. The museum collection spans Renaissance to Modern Art, with particular strength in European and American 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture. The Works on Paper Study includes more than 3,500 prints, drawing, and…
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