Corporate Partner Dollar Day

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian, b. 1924). Untitled, 2015. Felt-tip pen, colored pencil, and glitter on paper, 27.5 x 39.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Corporate Partner Dollar Day

June 16, 2018, All Day Event

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Employees of our Corporate Partners and their families are invited to enjoy the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s newest exhibitions, Intersections by Anila Quayyum Agha, Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and Transformations by Oswaldo Vigas for only $1 admission per person on Saturday, June 16, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please present your Employee ID or other proof of employment at the Guest Services desk upon arrival. Employees may bring 1 adult guest and an unlimited number of children 18 and under to be admitted for $1 per person. Stop by the GRAM Studio to enjoy hands-on art making and gallery activities, free with your $1 admission. Corporate Partner Dollar Day is valid for active partners only—view an up-to-date list of current partners here.

Drop-In Studio: Iridescent Kaleidoscopes
Saturdays in June, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Get inspired by the beauty and depth of Mirror Variations and peer into the dazzling world of Monir Farmanfarmanian. Then head down to GRAM Studio to create your own kaleidoscope! Cut, collage, and experiment with a variety of shimmering upcycled materials to create an ever-changing reflection of pattern, light, and color. Free with admission.

Free Admission on Art Museum Day

 

Free Admission on Art Museum Day

May 18, 2018, All Day Event

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Friday, May 18 is International Museum Day! Join the celebration with GRAM and the Association of Art Museum Directors and enjoy free admission to the Museum all day long, plus a special Art Museum Day membership promotion. Bring a friend and explore GRAM’s exhibitions and Permanent Collection at no cost.

Exhibitions on view:
– Tony Mendoza: Cats and Dogs
– GRAM’s Collection

*Level 1 and 2 is closed for the installation of Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections and Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Opening for GRAM Members Friday, May 18, 7 – 9 pm)

Membership promotion:
-Join as a new GRAM Member online between May 14 and May 18, and you’ll receive 3 months added to your membership at no cost. (Use code IHEARTART at checkout and your extension will automatically be applied): Join now

-Join in-person on Art Museum Day (May 18) and get a two-year membership for the price of one, plus access to the Member Exhibition Opening on Friday, May 18, 7 – 9 pm.

Already a GRAM Member? Renew onsite May 18 and you’ll receive 3 months added to your membership— free! The first 20 member-visitors between May 15 and May 18 will receive a new GRAM Member Tote and 1-hour parking pass.

Questions? Contact Membership at membership@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2912

Lecture: The Heidelberg Project

 

Lecture: The Heidelberg Project

May 8, 2018, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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Join GRAM and SiTE:LAB for a lecture by The Heidelberg Project CEO & Executive Director, Jenenne Whitfield.

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side. The Heidelberg Project is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Their mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.

Learn more about the Heidelberg Project.

The Artist: Tyree Guyton
Primarily a painter and sculptor, Tyree Guyton has also been described as an urban environmental artist. He has waged a personal war on urban blight on Detroit’s East Side, transforming his neighborhood into a living indoor/outdoor art gallery. Through his art, Guyton has drawn attention to the plight of Detroit’s forgotten neighborhoods and spurred discussion and action.

Learn more about Tyree and his artwork

Book Signing with Author Mark Newman

 

Book Signing with Author Mark Newman

April 28, 2018, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

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Join GRAM for a fun family outing with Mark Newman, author of the children’s book series Sooper Yooper. This event will begin with a reading of the latest installment in the series, Sooper Yooper: Rockman to the Rescue, followed by discussion and a book signing.

In Sooper Yooper: Rockman to the Rescue Billy Cooper, environmental defender of the Great Lakes, enlists the aid of artist Alexis Rockman to shed new light on the Great Lakes with his murals. Inspired by the work of artist Alexis Rockman, this story offers a glimpse into Rockman’s childhood interest in nature, then traces his research into the ecological history of the Great Lakes Region, and follows his creation of mural-sized paintings, large watercolors and Field Drawings that serve as a call to action to protect and preserve the Great Lakes. Books will be available for purchase, this event is free with admission and meets in the main lobby.

GRAM Circle Preview: Intersections and Mirror Variations

 

GRAM Circle Preview: Intersections and Mirror Variations

May 18, 2018, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Donors, Corporate Partners and Special Guests of GRAM are invited to join us before the member opening of Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections and Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

RSVP by calling 616.831.2911 or online

Information about GRAM’s Corporate Partner program can be found here or call Marnie McGuire at 616-831-2901.

Become a Donor Circle member today! Join online or call Laura Bull at 616-831-2907.

In Conversation: Anila Quayyum Agha and Ron Platt

In Conversation: Anila Quayyum Agha and Ron Platt

May 19, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Cook Auditorium
Free for Members, Free with Admission

Anila Quayyum Agha is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work explores cultural, social, and gender issues. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1965, and is currently a professor at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Her installation, Intersections (2013), won both the Public Vote Grand Prize and the Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize in 2014, the first and only time in the competition’s history. Join us for a conversation between Agha and GRAM Chief Curator, Ron Platt, as they discuss the artist’s work and career since her ArtPrize success.

Adult Workshop: Hexagon Mobiles

 

Adult Workshop: Hexagon Mobiles

June 23, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Get inspired on a tour of Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and investigate the relationships between geometric form and color. Then, create, paint, and assemble a mobile made of hexagons that is sure to add playful volume and color to any room.

No experience is necessary–just an open mind and a willingness to try something new. In GRAM Studio, we focus on the process, not the product, and encourage guests to explore their creativity. All supplies are provided.

Open to ages 18+. This workshop has a maximum of 30 participants. Registration is required

Adult Workshop: Geometry in Relief

 

Adult Workshop: Geometry in Relief

August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Explore the connections between the geometry in art and mathematics on a tour of Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Then paint a colorful mosaic on the familiar shape of dominos, interlocking each piece to create a relief sculpture inspired by the beauty and depth of modern abstraction. 

No experience is necessary–just an open mind and a willingness to try something new. In GRAM Studio, we focus on the process, not the product, and encourage guests to explore their creativity. All supplies are provided.

Open to ages 18+. This workshop has a maximum of 30 participants. Registration is required. For more information, please contact GRAM Studio at gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org or 696.831.2927.