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Wine, Cheese & Art – A Virtual Happy Hour Series with GRAM & Aperitivo: SPARKLING

January 21, 2021, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum and Aperitivo are excited to offer GRAM Members an experience where we bring artwork, wine, and cheese into your home! Embark on this series of tastings with us as we kick off the year with an exploration of sparkles, in wine, art, and cheese. Each wine and cheese pairing will be selected by the Aperitivo staff and paired with extraordinary artwork from GRAM’s permanent collection, thematically tied together by this month’s theme of sparkles.

The evening will be guided by Dana Friis-Hansen, Director & CEO of GRAM, Amy Ruis, Owner of Art of the Table & Aperitivo, and Evan Talen, General Manager of Aperitivo. Learn about how wine and cheesemaking, and the culinary experience, has parallels in artmaking and how we experience visual art in the world. You will also hear about the history and background of the artwork as well as the products we are tasting, and why these particular pieces and products are so special to us. We can’t wait to spend the evening with you!

Event Dates and Topics
January 21: Sparkles
February 24: Reds
March 24: Whites

The $80 ticket + tax covers a tasting package which includes 2 bottles of wine and a 2 cheese plate (+ crackers, bread and some fun sides!) , free delivery or pick-up, and entrance to the Zoom event.

To purchase tickets, please fill out this form. An acknowledgement email will be sent to you with a link to purchase your ticket. Please purchase tickets in advance before the deadline on Wednesday January 20 at 7pm, as we cannot accept “walk-ins” (or call-ins) at the time of the event.