Gazing at GRAM

Gazing at GRAM

Gazing at GRAM is a specialized tour of the Grand Rapids Art Museum which engages guests who are living with memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and brain injury, as well as cancer patients.

Through docent-led facilitated observation and discussion of original works of art throughout the museum’s galleries, participants:

  • Explore and exchange ideas about art and artists
  • Activate the imagination and think creatively
  • Experience intellectual stimulation
  • Make connections between personal stories and the world at large
  • Participate in a meaningful activity that foster personal growth

Tours feature different works of art and exhibitions on each date, last approximately 60 minutes, and can be scheduled between 10am and 4pm on the dates listed below or can be scheduled on a day of your choosing. GRAM is handicap accessible, and a lunch space is available upon request.  Cost: $6 per guest, $0 per caregiver/staff.  Payment is not due until the day of the program.

Suggested dates for 2019 (other dates are also available upon request):

March 27                   April 17          May 29

June 26                     July 31           August 21

Sept. 25                    Oct. 23           Nov. 20

Parking: GRAM will provide free parking directly next to the museum’s entrance for your group’s shuttle.

Both individuals and groups are welcome to register to join in the Gazing at GRAM experience.

For additional information or to register, contact Kristen Hoeker at khoeker@artmuseumgr.orgor 616-831-2930.