GRAM Circle Preview: A Decade at the Center

Members viewing Art 

GRAM Circle Preview: A Decade at the Center

January 25, 2019, 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 A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts & Acquisitions 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.

Lunch and Learn: Who Shot Sports

Serena WilliamsBob Martin (British, born 1959). Serena, 2004, printed 2016. Inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. (21.6 x 32.8cm). Courtesy Bob Martin

Lunch and Learn: Who Shot Sports

December 18, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 AM

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Bring your lunch and join GRAM for a free Lunch and Learn event. Hear from a panel of local sport’s experts, including Lew Chamberlin, Co-Founder & CEO of the West Michigan Whitecaps, and Dr. Louis Moore, Professor of History at Grand Valley State University, discuss a selection of works on view in Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present. The exhibition highlights the aesthetic, cultural, and historical significance of the images and artists in the history of sports. Following the discussion join us for a docent-led tour of Who Shot Sports.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Member Exhibition Opening: A Decade at the Center

Member Exhibition Opening 

Member Exhibition Opening: A Decade at the Center

January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Member are invited to “see it first” and celebrate the opening of A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live entertainment. Members are invited to bring additional guests in accordance to their regular member benefits. Member must be present for guest admittance.

Please RSVP online or by calling 616.831.2909 after December 1st.

A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

GRAM closes out a yearlong celebration of the Museum’s first decade at 101 Monroe Center with an exhibition featuring works of art and design acquired through gift and purchase in commemoration of this auspicious anniversary. The exhibition spans all areas in which GRAM collects, from 19th century paintings to modern furniture, vintage photographs to rare Renaissance era engravings, and historical design objects to contemporary art. Artists in the exhibition include Mathias Alten, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Janet Fish, Alfred Stieglitz, James Van Der Zee, and Rembrandt van Rijin among many others.

With this exhibition, GRAM celebrates the crucial role of gifts in our ongoing effort to build one of the most notable collections in the American Midwest. Since the Museum’s inception in 1910, the generosity of our patrons has been crucial to building our permanent collection of over 6,000 objects.

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Member Exhibition Opening- Maya Lin: Art and Environment

Member Exhibition Opening 

Member Exhibition Opening- Maya Lin: Art and Environment

May 17, 2019, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Member are invited to “see it first” and celebrate the opening of Maya Lin: Art and Environment with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live entertainment. Members are invited to bring additional guests in accordance to their regular member benefits. Member must be present for guest admittance.

Please RSVP online or by calling 616.831.2909 after April 1st.

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Lunch and Learn: Genres of Photography

lunch and learn event 

Lunch and Learn: Genres of Photography

November 27, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Cook Auditorium
Free

Bring your lunch and join GRAM for a free Lunch and Learn event. Hear from a panel of photographers working in different fields share personal stories about their professional journey as a photographer, offering tips and advice for those looking to learn more about different genres of photography and explore new creative possibilities. You’ll hear from photographers with experience in sports, installation, portrait, concert, and wedding photography. Attendees are invited to ask questions and stay to explore GRAM’s current photography exhibition on view, Who Shot Sports, A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present.

Panel Members
Molly LaBeff-Cabello, Digital Media Coordinator for the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Neil Blake, Photojournalist for The Grand Rapids Press
Adeshola Makinde, Freelance Music Photographer
Karyn May, Wedding Photographer

Online RSVP encouraged, but not required.

GRAM Circle Preview: Who Shot Sports

GRAM Circle Preview 

GRAM Circle Preview: Who Shot Sports

October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Become a member

Donors, Corporate Partners and Special Guests of GRAM are invited to join us before the member opening of Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present 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.

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Lunch and Learn: Costume Design

A performer on stage in an elaborate costumeGrand Lubell Photography

Lunch and Learn: Costume Design

October 23, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Cook Auditorium
Free

Bring your lunch and join GRAM for a free Lunch and Learn event. Hear from Patti Campbell a Costume Designer and Costume Supervisor at the Opera Grand Rapids. Patti has spent the last 20 years traveling the United States designing and building costumes for all genres of stage and theatre, she is currently working on the Opera’s production of The Magic Flute. Patti will bring costumes from previous productions and share insight on how costume design is more than knowing how to thread a needle, it is the art of narrative storytelling through clothes. It involves keen attention to detail, historical research, and collaboration with the actors and directors.

Online RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Lunch & Learn: Curating ArtPrize 10 at GRAM

ArtPrize 10 at GRAM 

Lunch & Learn: Curating ArtPrize 10 at GRAM

September 18, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Sit down with our curatorial team over lunch to learn more about the art and artists participating in ArtPrize 10 at GRAM. Get a behind the scenes look at how artists are selected at Pitch Night, why the particular works on view at GRAM were chosen, and then explore the galleries and pieces on your own.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is BYOL (bring your own lunch) and not included with registration. RSVP requested, but not required.

Grand Rapids College Week

College Students in the Print room and Reference Library 

Grand Rapids College Week

September 10, 2018 – September 16, 2018, All Day Event

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GRAM will offer free admission to college students during GR College Week. It’s the start of the school year and while you’re settling in, free admission is extended to all college students. Show your student ID to Visitor Services to receive the discount.

GRAM Educator Night – Who Shot Sports

Image of a swimmer diving into the pool, prosthetic legs poolsideBob Martin (British, born 1959). Avi Torres of Spain sets off at the start of the 200m freestyle heats, Paralympic Games, Athens, September 1, 2004, printed 2016. Inkjet print, 14 x 91⁄2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm). Courtesy of Bob Martin/Sports Illustrated

GRAM Educator Night – Who Shot Sports

November 15, 2018, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Save the date for our next GRAM Educator Night: Who Shot Sports on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Sports has a universal appeal and also has the ability to connect art across the curriculum. Delve into the interconnected world of art, history, kinesiology, photography, sports, and technology. The exhibition Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present places sports photographers in the history of photography, not merely sports history. Approximately 230 photographs were chosen for their aesthetic, cultural, and historic significance, and are inclusive of many different sports from nations around the globe.

GRAM Educator Nights are a series of one-night mini-conferences. During which, participants have the opportunity to learn new instructional methods, tour the galleries, create in hands-on workshops, and collaborate with colleagues.