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Gerald R. Ford Sculpture

  • In front of Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • 303 Pearl St. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 254-0400

Created by J. Brett Grill, a Cannon Township native, professor at the University of Missouri and an alumnus of the University of Michigan.

The 450-pound, 7-foot tall casting depicts Ford as if in motion, papers in his left hand and looking off into the distance. There is a subtle smile on his lips.

COVID 19: Business Details
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  • Are you Open or Closed?: Closed
COVID 19: Business Details
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Closed
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • ADA Doors:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Signs with Braille:
  • Hearing Impaired Access:
  • Wheelchairs:
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Main entrance has manual doors with door closers.

    The entrance is flush with the sidewalk.

    There is a courtyard and water feature outside the entrance. The courtyard connects to the parking lot to the south, and to Ah-Nab-Awen Park to the east.

    There are no steps along the parking lot side of the courtyard. There are steps along the park side of the courtyard. The water feature uses steps as a design feature. Viewing the feature from the north or east, and getting near the main design elements requires using these steps.

    There are Men’s and Women’s single-user style restrooms with clear floor spaces present on the second floor.

    The routes through the venue are wide and level.

    There is an elevator in the entrance lobby that provides access to all floors.

    The venue is quiet.

    Some of the exhibition areas are dimly lit.

    There is bench seating available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Lot at 303 Pearl Street NW. — 0.00 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 4095
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Theatre Capacity 252
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 252
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 2
  • Conference Capacity 0
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3100
  • Height: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 254
Michigan Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 750
  • Height: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Height: 10
Main Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2200
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 250