The Grand Rapids Art Museum is a beacon of art in an art-loving city. For over 100 years, the GRAM has hosted exhibitions, events, and educational programming to further connect with a wide variety of audiences, and share the power of art. 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." The 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.

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Exhibits & Events

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Annual Events

The Grand Rapids Art Museum 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 Studio.  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.

Upcoming Events

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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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