Schools & Educators

GRAM Welcomes Schools & Educators!

School Tours & Workshops

GRAM offers docent-led tour experiences for youth and school groups that promote critical thinking and literacy skills while fostering an appreciation for works in the Art Museum’s collection. Through an emphasis on student centered learning and critical dialogue, GRAM tours enhance analytical skills vital to art studies, as well as all other areas of the school curriculum.

Made possible by:
Steelcase Foundation
Keller Foundation
The Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
TEGNA Foundation/WZZM 13

Tour Themes
Self-Guided Tours
Available Workshops
Tour & Workshop Times
Teacher Resource Packets

Why Grand Rapids Art Museum?

Best Practices in Education: Introduction to Design Thinking
Educator Communication Development
GRAM Educator Nights


College and University faculty who wish to provide their students with access to the art museum for related course work may submit their rosters for a fee of $20.00 per course listing. The fee will allow students and course instructors unlimited visits to the museum throughout the length of the semester. Please plan to submit your course roster at least three weeks in advance of the first visit.

University Request Forms
The Jansma Works on Paper Study Room

For more information please contact the School Experience Manager at 616.831.2928 or