Spring Break at GRAM

Spring Break Drop-in Tours
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Free for members, free with general admission
Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? This is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to explore the galleries with one of GRAM’s dedicated docents to learn more about Edward Burtynsky: Water.

Art of the Lived Experiment
April 10, 2015 – July 31, 2015
GRAM is one of three venues in Grand Rapids—along with Kendall College of Art and Design and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)—to present Art of the Lived Experiment, a thematic group exhibition of contemporary art that addresses change, adjustment, and social perceptions in the lives of disabled people. The exhibition will explore technological advancements, social stigmatization, and the day-to-day experiences of people living with disabilities. Art of the Lived Experiment is the centerpiece of the DisArt Festival, which includes a series of talks, performances, and presentations at various venues around Grand Rapids that aim to inform the public and inspire conversations about the human experience of disability as it relates to the production of art.

GRAM Open Late for Art.Downtown
Friday, April 10, 2015
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Free for Art.Downtown participants
Be the first to see Art of the Lived Experiment when it opens on April 10 during Art.Downtown! GRAM will be open late this evening to participate in Avenue for the Arts’ gallery/studio/shop hop event. This one-night event features several hundred local artists showing in galleries, businesses, and studio spaces all around downtown Grand Rapids. GRAM is one of the featured trolley stops of the evening, making it a great place to start your experience. Our featured exhibition will be Art of the Lived Experiment, which is on view from Friday, April 10, 2015 through Friday, July 31, 2015.

Art.Downtown Tour
Friday, April 10, 2015
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
$10 members, $15 non-members
$10 Avenue for the Arts participants
Art.Downtown is a citywide studio/gallery/shop hop featuring more than 300 artists, 30 locations, and 3 trolleys for 1 evening in downtown Grand Rapids and along the Avenue for the Arts. Begin your experience with a docent led tour of Michigan artists at GRAM, and continue your tour with an artist guide as the trolley takes you to selected Art.Downtown venues. Please note that this tour includes walking outdoors. For more information, please contact Andrea Morgan at 616.831.2930 or amorgan@artmuseumgr.org. Register online at artdowntowntour.kintera.org.

Parent & Child Workshop
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$20 per child, $5 per parent for members
$25 per child, $8 per parent for non-members
Explore the world that lives below the surface to create an underwater scene using watercolor techniques. Celebrate the bright and vibrant colors of the season with a spring break workshop specifically designed for parents and children. Work alongside your child and creating a special memory together as you learn from instructors about the different effects water can have in the creative process.

GRAMStudio Drop-in Family Saturday: Dry Ice Drawings
Saturday, April 11, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free for members, free with general admission
When you visit the Museum on Saturday, be sure to drop in to GRAMStudio to enjoy hands-on art making and gallery activities. This is a great all-ages activity for the whole family to enjoy. We are able to offer this program at no additional cost to our visitors thanks to generous sponsorship from Amway. For more information, please contact Katie Williams at katiewilliams@artmuseumgr.org.