Drop In Sketching Tour: A Decade at the Center

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Drop In Sketching Tour: A Decade at the Center

February 9, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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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.  A docent guide will share insight into these amazing works of art as well as how the museum collects and cares for the artwork in the collection.

The second Saturday of each month, join a docent-guided sketching tour of GRAM’s exhibitions. Sketching is a great way to look more deeply at the works of art on view as well as express your own creativity. These tours are free with admission and are open to individuals of all ages and levels of experience.  Please meet in the main lobby.

Discovery Club, “Fairy Tale Adventure”

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Discovery Club, “Fairy Tale Adventure”

February 13, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Children 3-5 years old and their families are invited to join the GRAM Discovery Club program which occurs every second Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am.  Each month features a new theme to engage young children in the exhibitions with games, stories, music, and an art project.

Fairy Tale Adventure – Once upon a time, there was adventure and fun at the GRAM Discovery Club!  Families will follow clues and play games as we travel around the museum and discover fairy tale figures and objects to solve a mystery.  Finally, we will all live happily ever after with a special art project to continue your adventure at home!

Cost:$3 per child/member child 3-5 years old, $7 per adult, member adults are free.

Registration: Deadline to register is the Monday before each program date.  Registration is on the website, or by calling Visitor Service 616-831-1002.

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Drop In Tour – African-American Art and Artists

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Drop In Tour – African-American Art and Artists

February 16, 2019 – February 19, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Celebrate Black History Month with this special guided tour! A GRAM Docent will highlight works of art by African-American artists in several of the museum’s exhibitions.  Docents will share stories and secrets about the artwork, both 2D and 3D, and the talented artists who created the pieces.

Drop-in tours are free with admission and meet in the museum’s main lobby at 1pm.  No registration required.

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Baby and Me Tour: Historical Happenings

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Baby and Me Tour: Historical Happenings

February 19, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are invited to join us for an interactive tour and discussion, this month inspired by historical events represented in the artwork throughout several decades.  See how the building of skyscrapers in the 1920s influenced furniture design, Native American culture during the 1800s, the impact of WWII on artists, and much more!

Expect a special kind of outing where no one minds if baby lends their opinion with a coo or a cry! Strollers permitted; carrying or babywearing encouraged! This tour is free; visitors enjoy free admission every Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Baby & Me Tours are perfect for children age 0 – 18 months. The tour will meet at the guest services desk in the lobby.

To guarantee the tour runs and that your spot is reserved please pre-register online or by calling Visitor Services at 616.831.1000.

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Drop-in Tour: GRAM’s Collection – America

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Drop-in Tour: GRAM’s Collection – America

February 19, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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In honor of President’s Day, GRAM will be offering a special tour themed around America.  A docent guide will take guests around the museum to visit several works of art that showcase the spirit of our country and celebrate this special holiday!

Drop-in tours are free with admission and meet in the Museum’s main lobby at 1pm.  No registration required.

Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

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Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

February 9, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special guided tour at GRAM!  Guests will explore love, companionship, passion, and dedication depicted in artwork throughout the galleries.  At the conclusion, receive a special chocolate treat to complete your sweet visit with your sweetheart!

Ticket Prices (includes tour, museum admission, and chocolate treat)

$7 Adult

$6 Senior (62 over)

$4 Child (6-17)

Members are Free

Preregistration is required by February 7th.

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Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

Docent discussing artwork with guests in the gallery 

Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

February 9, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special guided tour at GRAM!  Guests will explore love, companionship, passion, and dedication depicted in artwork throughout the galleries.  At the conclusion, receive a special chocolate treat to complete your sweet visit with your sweetheart!

Ticket Prices (includes tour, museum admission, and chocolate treat)

$7 Adult

$6 Senior (62 over)

$4 Child (6-17)

Members are Free

Preregistration is required by February 7th.

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Story Time Program, “Road Trip Across the USA”

Families listening to stories in the art museum gallery. 

Story Time Program, “Road Trip Across the USA”

February 21, 2019, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

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It’s time to sightsee on a journey across America! The Grand Rapids Public Library staff will start by telling traveling tales and singing songs inspired by exploring the open road!  Next, the GRAM docents will start the engines and zoom families through the exhibitions in search of unique sights of the American landscape as children complete a road trip Bingo along the way.  Finally, travel over to the GRAM Studio to create a work of art as a souvenir of your museum journey!

Program activities including the art project and museum admission is free for everyone Thursdays from 5-9pm!  No registration required.  This program takes places at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Drop-in Tour: Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred//Trees are Relatives

Artist Dylan Miner discussing artwork with guests in the gallery 

Drop-in Tour: Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred//Trees are Relatives

February 5, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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In Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives, Miner investigates the important historical and current issues around three primary natural elements: wood, water, and sky, and the traditional knowledge and beliefs around them within Great Lakes Indigenous cultures.  A docent guide will explore the cyanotype process, the stories behind the artwork, and the Native American culture the art reflects.

Drop-in tours are free with admission and meet in the museum’s main lobby at 1pm.  No registration required.

Story Time Program, “Nature’s Treasures”

Families listening to stories in the art museum gallery. 

Story Time Program, “Nature’s Treasures”

January 17, 2019, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

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Get ready for your adventure through the Michigan wilderness! The Grand Rapids Public Library will begin by reading stories of early Native American legends that highlight the importance of nature.  Then GRAM docents will lead families through the exhibition Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred//Trees are Relatives to discover secret messages in the artwork on a special treasure hunt.  Finally, venture to the GRAM Studio for an art making project for the whole family!

Program activities including the art project and museum admission is free for everyone Thursdays from 5-9pm!  No registration required.  This program takes places at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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