With every contribution to the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Annual Fund, you make it possible for guests to Live Artfully all year long. Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM provides diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills.


By making a gift to the Annual Fund, you are helping to sustain the exciting exhibitions and collections presented at GRAM.

What’s coming up at GRAM…


Enormous color aerial photographs by world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky exploring humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource—water

In the Air

A dazzling panoramic film installation by T.J. Wilcox presenting viewers with a captivating, multi- directional, bird’s eye view of Lower Manhattan


A retrospective of Grand Rapids artist Reynold H. Weidenaar’s works

New Addition to the Jansma Print Collection

Addition of newly acquired prints by William Blake to the Jansma Collection and iPad app, which has been downloaded 800 times in over 20 different countries

Dynamic Collection

The works on display in GRAM’s galleries are ever changing, affording you a new experience with each visit to the Museum.


Your gift to the Annual Fund will make a real difference to the thousands of children who visit the Museum each year to participate in our award- winning school programs.

Language Artists

Area 3rd graders develop 21st Century skills that enhance student achievement and cultural citizenship.

Professional Development for Educators

340 educators in academic year 2013/2014 were given new instructional strategies to enhance their command of art- centered education.


A gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in GRAM and the role it plays in the region.

MSU College of Human Medicine: Art Saves Lives

Students spend one semester focusing on observation, communication, and ambiguity through the lens of art.

Gazing at GRAM

Tours for guests living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and traumatic brain Injury.


Over 175,000 people visited GRAM during the 3 week competition.

Grand Rapids Ballet

Companion exhibition to the Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker.

Purposeful Play with YMCA

Kids ages 0-5 experience GRAM through activities designed to enhance fine motor skills, visual and social experience, and memory.

How you Help

Your gift in support of the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Annual Fund helps keep the Museum strong in vibrant ways including:


Covers the cost of program materials for ten Language Artist students


Provides one needs-based Summer Art Camp scholarship


Supports the cost of activities for 100 Drop-in: Family Saturday attendees $250: Provides access for two classrooms participating in a local program that serves students with disabilities


Helps cover the expenses to open the Museum on Mondays to specialized group tours such as Gazing at GRAM which is offered to those who are living with memory loss. Any contribution you make helps GRAM keep costs down to make art education accessible to all of our community’s children. Gifts of $500 and above will be recognized in the Stewardship Circle! This dynamic program offers free admission and a range of benefits including invitations to unique member-only events and tours, travel opportunities, and recognition as Museum supporters.

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