Frequently Asked Questions

What are your admission charges? 
GRAM does charge an admission fee.

Members – Free
Adults – $8.00
Seniors/Students (w/ID) – $7.00
Youth (6-17) – $5.00

Reasonably-priced memberships are available that allow free admission year round. Please click here to see a list of our membership prices.

Does GRAM offer discounts or have a free day?
GRAM offers a reduced admission rate for seniors (62 years or older) and college students (with a valid I.D.). We also offer free admission to individuals in the military who have an I.D. Please click here for more information about admission pricing.

GRAM’s general admission is free on Tuesdays thanks to Meijer Free Tuesdays.
GRAM’s general admission is free on Thursday nights from 5pm-9pm thanks to Meijer Free Thursday Nights.

We are also open without charge each year during Festival of the Arts, Celebration on the Grand and during ArtPrize.

Do you have available parking? (Where should I park?)
While GRAM does not have private parking available, many public parking lots are located directly adjacent to the museum. Various City lots do offer the first hour of parking free, and the closest one is the Monroe Center Parking Ramp, located on the corner of Louis Street and Ionia, with the entrance on Ionia. We are glad to validate parking for GRAM members at the Dual Level or above. Metered parking is located throughout downtown and near GRAM. For more parking information please visit: Hours and Admission 

Can I take pictures?
GRAM invites you to take pictures for personal use to remember your visit with us. However, in order to protect the art and copyright adherence, we do have a few restrictions. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as No Photography Zones. Works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. Flash photography and tripods are never allowed. Please refer to our Photography Policy and Social Media Policy for the most up-to-date rules and regulations.

Is the Museum available to rent for events?
GRAM would be delighted to host your event! For more information on pricing, please contact Karen Carpenter at 616.831.2916 or click here for more information.

What is on display? What are the future exhibitions?
GRAM offers a dynamic schedule of temporary exhibitions of art and design, as well as galleries that feature work from the Museum’s collection that includes art and design by artists such as Mathias Alten, Jennifer Bartlett, Alexander Calder, William Meritt Chase, Richard Diebenkorn, Asher B. Durand, Charles and Ray Eames, Hector Guimard, Stephen Hannock, Childe Hassam, Ellsworth Kelly, Rockwell Kent, George Inness, Max Pechstein, Rembrandt van Rijn, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Joan Snyder, Frank Lloyd Wright and N.C. Wyeth. More information on current and future exhibitions can be found here

The Museum also has a Print Study Room where scholars, students, and members of the public have the opportunity to view upon request fine art prints from across the history of printmaking, as well as select works on paper and photographs. The Library and Print Room are open Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Does the Museum schedule group tours? Drop-In Tours available?
GRAM offers docent guided tours and self-guided group visits. A docent is a guide that will lead the group through the exhibition or tour theme of your choice. Please click here to learn more about tours for schools. Please click here to learn more about tours for Adult and Public groups. Check our calendar for Drop-In Tours that you can join to learn more about the collection or special exhibitions.

What family activities do you offer?
From young children to older adults there is something for everyone at GRAM!

GRAM hosts Drop-In Family Saturdays every Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Drop in during that time to participate in art making activities click here for more information about upcoming projects. Drop-In Family Saturdays is included in the price of general admission.

Please click here to learn more about family activities at GRAM!

What is ArtPrize?
GRAM is excited to be an exhibition center for ArtPrize, but does not organize the event. More information can be found at www.artprize.org.

Is GRAM accessible to people with special needs?
Yes, GRAM is committed to connecting visitors with all abilities to the world of art through a wide variety of accessible services. To learn more click here.

Where is the Museum Located?
GRAM is centrally located in downtown Grand Rapids. Our address is 101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 directly adjacent to Rosa Parks Circle and Maya Lin’s Ecliptic. Please click here for driving directions, recommended parking and a map of GRAM’s location.

Is there a Museum store?
Yes! The Museum Store at GRAM is filled with one-of-a-kind items that make perfect souvenirs and gifts for any occasion. Open during normal business hours, The Museum Store at GRAM is easily accessible off Monroe Center Street.

What are reciprocal memberships and how can I get one?
Reciprocal memberships are a category of membership that apply to receiving benefits at more than one museum. This membership normally includes free admission and a discount in the museum store, and may include other benefits as well. GRAM is a member of North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), and part of the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), offering privileges at numerous institutions with memberships of over $100 in value. Members from one of the NARM or ROAM member institutions who present a current membership card validated with either a gold North American Reciprocal sticker or a ROAM sticker, are entitled to free general admission and a discount at The Museum Store during regular museum hours.

Do you have a Café?
GRAM does not have a café. GRAM invites guests to bring their own meals to enjoy on the outdoor dining terrace or inside in the Member Lounge. Monroe Center and the surrounding area offers a vast array of local cuisine and wonderful restaurants. Please visit here to learn more about restaurants in the area.

What is the GoSite?

The GoSite is a 21st century information and interactive space located inside GRAM. It is a starting point for visitors and locals alike when searching for information on the city. For more information or to add your voice to the conversation, please visit the GoSite.

Where can I have my artwork appraised?

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