GRAM EXHIBITION SOCIETY
The Exhibition Society is a dedicated group of Museum supporters whose generosity provides the annual support necessary to ensure growth and sustainability for the Museum’s dynamic exhibition calendar.
2015-2016 Exhibition Society Members
James and Mary Nelson
Greg and Meg Willit
Shelley Padnos and Carol Sarosik
The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation
Donald Battjes, Jr.
Robert Daverman, AIA /
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Glen Johnson and Tom Merchant
Dana Friis-Hansen and Mark Holzbach
Bill and Kate Scarbrough
Exhibitions are at the core of the Museum experience, inviting community
participation, inspiring compelling opportunities for learning, and laying the
foundation for artist talks, panel discussions, and member events. We invite you
to join an exclusive group of supporters in helping to make exciting and dynamic
exhibitions at GRAM possible!
To serve the greatest need, while offering maximum flexibility, the Exhibition
Society provides broad support for GRAM’s exhibitions throughout the year. The
amount of monetary support needed for each exhibition varies, and the flexibility
of this support enables GRAM to more efficiently plan, prepare, and deliver
Your gift is a unique philanthropic investment in a year-long series of exhibitions
that contribute to the cultural vitality of the city. The GRAM Exhibition Society
provides a base of support for exhibitions and related needs, such as shipping
fees for works on loan from other institutions, research travel for curators, gallery
preparations and custom-made mounts, conservation, public programming,
marketing, and more.
As a member of the GRAM Exhibition Society, you will be recognized on one or
more exhibition title walls. You will also be the Museum’s special guest at exclusive
events for donors who have invested in the sustainability of exhibitions and the
continued longevity of the Museum.