Art

Currently on View

Rube Goldberg Invention Stamp
The Art of Rube Goldberg
May 20, 2017 – August 27, 2017

The Art of Rube Goldberg is the first comprehensive survey exhibition in nearly 50 years that demonstrates the artistic talent and endless imagination of the legendary American cartoonist and illustrator, Rube Goldberg (1883-1970).

Tattooed backs.
Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta
February 5, 2017 – August 27, 2017

Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta is a visual biography of the man largely responsible for the popularization of tribal tattooing. The exhibition’s narrative format draws on Zulueta’s personal and cultural history, as well as the historical cultures that greatly influenced his work.

Permanent Collection
February 24, 2017 – September 12, 2017

As the heart of the Museum, our collection is constantly growing and changing—just like the city it serves.

Off-Shore and On the Beach
July 7, 2017 – August 27, 2017

Organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, this exhibition juxtaposes two 19th century seaside scenes by French painters Èdouard Manet and William Adolphe Bouguereau from the DIA’s world-renowned collection.

Colorful abstract painting
A Selection of Award Recipients from the 2017 Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Competition
July 18, 2017 – August 27, 2017

GRAM is proud to partner with Festival of the Arts to bring a selection of the 2017 Regional Art Competition winners to the museum this summer.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Man pointing at work of art with little girl
ArtPrize Nine at GRAM
September 13, 2017 – October 8, 2017

ArtPrize returns to GRAM this year with a diverse array of contemporary art in a broad spectrum of media.

Image of four projected screens featuring musical instruments and singers
Christian Marclay: Video Quartet
October 28, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Shown on four contiguous video screens, Video Quartet is a montage of more than 700 individual film clips in which characters play instruments, sing, or make noise in one form or another. Artist Christian Marclay spent a year meticulously editing these snippets of sound and video into a new unified composition.

Andy Warhol’s American Icons
October 28, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Organized by GRAM, this unique exhibition showcases Warhol’s celebration of America by bringing together a selection of unique paintings, prints, and photographs.

Black and white linocut print
Carl Wilson: Her Purse Smelled Like Juicyfruit and Other Tales
November 3, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Her Purse Smelled Like Juicyfruit is a series of fourteen linoleum prints with narrative text that tells the life story of the artist’s mother. Using traditional carving techniques, and influenced by expressionist printmakers of the past, Wilson reinterprets the graphic linocut style to create a striking visual chronicle of his memories and imagination.

Panoramic painting by Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle
January 27, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle explores the past, present, and future of North America’s Great Lakes–one of the world’s most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosystems.