Friday Nights at GRAM
For a chance to unwind on a Friday night with art-related conversations, a cash bar, and live music, Grand Rapids Art Museum is the place to be on Friday nights. Enjoy live piano music, join a Friday Night Conversation, and explore the galleries late into the evening.
Friday Night Conversations feature a rotation of guest speakers, gallery talks, demonstrations, and collaborations with local cultural organizations, community leaders, and artists. All Conversations take place at 7pm.
Admission to Friday Nights at GRAM is only $5 after 5pm, and free for GRAM Members.
Also: during the summer, if you’re looking for live music, Grand Rapids Art Museum offers GRAM on the Green, an exciting free outdoor summer concert series featuring a wide variety of musicians and groups. Check back to this page closer to the summer months for more information on GRAM on the Green.
Come join the conversation and get inspired!
Have an idea for a Conversation? Submit it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 – 7:00pm
Live piano music by Jack Kimmell
5:00pm – 9:00pm
The Music of Susana Allen Hunter (self-guided iPod Tour)
Engage your eyes and ears by taking a musical trip through the exhibition, The Improvisational Quilts of Susanna Allen Hunter. Immerse yourself in the spirituals that Hunter may have sang while creating her quilts, and explore connections to improvisational jazz by borrowing an iPod from the Guest Services desk.
5:30 – 7:00pm
Live piano music by Mark Kahny
7:00pm – 7:30pm
The Art of Improv with Mary Jane Pories
Join Mary Jane Pories, the president of Fishladder Inc. and an award-winning actor/improviser, writer and alumnus of the mainstage at The Second City, for a night of personal exploration and innovation inspired by the Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter. Discover how you can apply the tools and skills of improvisation to add more creativity and play into your life.
June 07 – Festival of the Arts, free admission to GRAM (no program)
June 14 – Staff Art Picks
June 21 – GRAM’s ArtPrize Artists: An Introduction
June 28 – ArtPrize Encore Tour led by GRAM Director & CEO, Dana Friis-Hansen
July 05 – Gallery Talk with Chris Stoffel Overvoorde
July 12 – August 23 – GRAM on the Green outdoor live music and activites
August 30 – Gallery Talk with Chris Stoffel Overvoorde