Gazing at GRAM

Gazing at GRAM is a specialized tour for groups of 10-16, which engages guests who are living with memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Through docent-led facilitated observation and discussion of original artworks 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 meaningful activity that fosters personal growth

 

Gazing at GRAM tours are conducted on Mondays (March through November) when the museum is closed to the general public, creating a relaxing low-stress environment to actively engage with works of art.

New for 2014!
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or traumatic brain injury?
Are you a small care facility looking for a way to engage participants in meaningful interactions?In an effort to reach more individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and traumatic brain injury, we have created a new Gazing at GRAM tour open for pairs or small groups from 12:30pm-1:30pm each month. Open tours require registration. To register for Gazing at GRAM’s new open tours, select one of the tour themes below.

April 21: ArtPrize2013 Encore
May 19: Animals
June 23: Michigan Modern
July 21: Portraits and Professions
August 18: How Artists Use Colors
September 22: ArtPrize 2014
October 20: Landscapes
November 17: ArtPrize Encore 2014

 

Current Available Dates Shown in GREEN:

Date                         Available Times

2014

March 17                 10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
April 21                    10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
May 19                     10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
June 23                    10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
July 21                     10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
August 18                10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
September 22          10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
October 20               10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm
November 17           10-11am     10:30-11:30am   12-1pm   12:30-1:30pm      2-3pm     2:30-3:30pm

 

We offer a discounted price for Gazing at GRAM tours: $6 per guest, caretakers are free on a 1:1 ratio.

For more information, or to schedule a Gazing at GRAM tour please contact Katrina Peshka 3 weeks prior to your intended visit date at [email protected].