GRAM Circle Preview: Who Shot Sports

GRAM Circle Preview 

GRAM Circle Preview: Who Shot Sports

October 26, 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 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.

Educator Appreciation Event – World Teachers’ Day

A docent answers questions from children in the galleries. 

Educator Appreciation Event – World Teachers’ Day

October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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World Teachers’ Day is October 5 and GRAM celebrates and honors the important work of educators around the world.  On Saturday, October 6 we have a free appreciation event planned exclusively for educators between the hours of 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. During this fun and relaxing morning, educators will receive access to GRAM’s ArtPrize 10 exhibition, Anila Agha’s Intersections, and Monir Farmanfarmaian’s Mirror Variations during our members-only hours before the museum opens to the general public at noon. Get creative with art-making activities in the Crane Studio, enjoy refreshments, network with fellow educators, and much more! This is a free event; however, all educators must pre-register online as spaces are limited.

Who Shot Sports: Ping Pong Party

Head-on view of older woman in yellow shirt playing ping pongLucy Nicholson (American/British, born England). Alzheimer’s Ping Pong Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, 2011, printed 2016. Inkjet print, 10 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Courtesy of Lucy Nicholson/Reuters.

Who Shot Sports: Ping Pong Party

November 29, 2018, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Free
Cook Auditorium

Celebrate GRAM’s latest exhibition Who Shot Sports with a Ping Pong Party in GRAM’s Cook Auditorium, complete with live music and a cash bar. Get inspiration from the athletes on view in the galleries and then challenge your friends and show off your skills! This event is open to players of all skill levels and ages. No pre-registration required, tables are first-come-first-serve.

Drop-in Studio: ArtPrize 10 at GRAM

paper signs, letters, and color sticks 

Drop-in Studio: ArtPrize 10 at GRAM

October 6, 2018, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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We see street signs every day, but how many make us stop and think? Artist Scott Froschauer’s custom street signs in The Word on the Street do just that by swapping the expected texts and symbols for the unexpected. Drop into GRAM Studio Saturdays during ArtPrize to make your own custom sign. Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this fun, hands-on activity that the whole family will enjoy! 

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Creativity Uncorked: All Mixed Up – Exploring Collage & Photographic Transfer

hands revealing a transferred image on a painted canvas 

Creativity Uncorked: All Mixed Up – Exploring Collage & Photographic Transfer

November 2, 2018, 6:45 PM-9:00 PM

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Explore the possibilities of photography and collage in creating a mixed media masterpiece. Take a tour of Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to Present, then learn how to transfer photographs using different low-tech transfer methods. You will play with various ways of combining and transforming photographs into an artwork of personal self-expression.

Draw inspiration from the studio’s collection of various books, found magazines and printed images. For a personal touch, bring in your own photograph to work with. All photos must be printed from a laser printer on regular photocopy paper.

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. For more information, please contact Crystal Chesnik at 616.831.2927 or gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org.

Two drinks are included with each ticket. Due to the “intoxicating” nature of the fun, participants must be 21+. Registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants, so reserve your spot today.

New quantity discounts! If you register multiple people or for multiple workshops, you can receive quantity discounts. Receive $3 off each ticket when purchasing three tickets and $4 off each ticket when purchasing four or more.

 

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Adult Workshop: Experimental Monotypes

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Adult Workshop: Experimental Monotypes

December 2, 2018, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Monotype printing is a versatile method of creating unique prints that encourages an element of surprise through experimentation. Following a guided tour of GRAM’s collection, create a variety of monotypes exploring both additive and subtractive painterly approaches. Experiment with non-traditional mark making tools, stencils and textures through various inking and layering techniques. Working with an acrylic plate, you will learn how to print with a press and by hand.

Open to ages 18+. Registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants, so reserve your spot today. For more information, contact GRAM Studio at 616.831.2927 or gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org.

New quantity discounts! If you register multiple people or for multiple workshops, you can receive quantity discounts. Receive $3 off each ticket when purchasing three tickets and $4 off each ticket when purchasing four or more.

 

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