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All media requests for interviews and information, including all phone and e-mail requests, photography, and videotaping requests must be coordinated through the GRAM’s Communications Department. Please refer to Media Contacts & Guidelines for the most up-to-date information.

Media inquiries can be directed to:
Elizabeth Payne
Communications Manager

Press Releases

Grand Rapids Art Museum Highlights the Legacy of Painter Mathias J. Alten

Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy opens October 24

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces August 1 Reopening

July 13, 2020

Phased reopening includes new visitor guidelines such as online ticketing, required face coverings, and social distancing

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A Statement from GRAM Regarding the May 30 Events Downtown

May 31, 2020

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Grand Rapids Art Museum COVID-19 Update

Museum temporarily closed starting Friday, March 13 at 3 pm.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Appoints New President and Vice President to its Board of Trustees

Appointments confirmed at recent board of trustees meeting

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GRAM Announces Participation In National Internship Programs for Underrepresented Students

February 24, 2020
Summer 2020 Steelcase Fellowship and AAMD Undergraduate Internships foster career experience in the arts and cultural sector

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‘A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass’ Opens at GRAM Jan 25

January 7, 2020
The exhibition features glass sculpture and installations by 19 local, national, and international artists.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Offers Free Admission for Ages 17 and Under During Winter Break

December 17, 2019
GRAM will waive admission fees for visitors age 17 and under from December 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

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Work of Acclaimed Author and Illustrator David Wiesner Arrives at GRAM this Fall

October 2, 2019
Exhibition explores richly imaginative paintings by three-time Caldecott winner

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UICA’S Juana Williams Guest-Curates Grand Rapids Art Museum Exhibition

September 25, 2019
Relevant features an array of abstract works from GRAM’s Collection

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Michigan Artist Series ‘Billy Mayer: The Shape of Things’ Opens at GRAM

September 12, 2019
Exhibition celebrates the work of acclaimed West Michigan sculptor and Hope College Professor

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Grand Rapids Art Museum and West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology to Receive Grants from National Endowment for the Arts

June 11, 2019
GRAM and WMCAT only arts organizations in West Michigan to receive awards

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1 FM 2019 Lineup Announced

June 10, 2019
Annual free outdoor concert series returns for its 11th year

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Former Varnum LLP Leader Joins Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Advancement Team

May 31, 2019
Carroll Velie joins GRAM as its Manager of Fundraising Events

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‘Maya Lin: Flow’ Explores Art and the Environment at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

April 4, 2019
Exhibition presents large-scale sculpture, including two new works exploring the Midwest

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Art in Bloom Returns to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

March 4, 2019
Bi-annual exhibition celebrates the combined beauty of art and floral design

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Grand Rapids Art Museum and Children’s Museum Waive Admission Costs for Furloughed Federal Employees

January 24, 2019
The Grand Rapids Art Museum and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum offer free admission for furloughed federal employees during the U.S. government shutdown.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents ‘A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions’

January 17, 2019
Exhibition features 100+ works of art and design newly acquired for GRAM’s collection

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Michigan Artist Series ‘Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives’ Opens at GRAM Oct 27

October 24, 2018
Métis artist and activist Dylan Miner explores the natural environment of West Michigan and its history

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Sports Photography Exhibition ‘Who Shot Sports’

October 8, 2018
Fall 2018 exhibition features over 200 images spanning 175 years of sports

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents ArtPrize 10 at GRAM

September 5, 2018
Exhibition features diverse array of contemporary art competing in each category

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Individuals and Families

August 13, 2018
GRAM offers free admission to EBT card recipients through Museums for All

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM 2018 Lineup Announced

June 13, 2018
Annual free outdoor concert series returns for its tenth year.

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GRAM Presents Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations

May 5, 2018
GRAM organizes first solo exhibition in U.S. by leading South American modernist.

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‘Intersections’ by Anila Quayyum Agha Returns to GRAM with ‘The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’

April 17, 2018

Exhibitions feature ArtPrize 2014 Public and Juried Grand Prize winner Agha and internationally-known Iranian artist Farmanfarmaian

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GRAM to Receive Art Works Grant From National Endowment for the Arts

February 7, 2018

Award supports Museum’s arts and literacy unit, Language Artists.

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Painter Alexis Rockman Celebrates Global Importance of Great Lakes, Identifies Threats to Ecosystem with New Series

November 27, 2017

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is on view Jan 27- April 29, 2018.

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GRAM Celebrates 10th Anniversary of New Building with Free Public Celebration Day

November 14, 2017

GRAM announced that it’s hosting a free public celebration day in honor of the tenth anniversary of its building at 101 Monroe Center.

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Andy Warhol’s American Icons and Christian Marclay: Video Quartet Opening at GRAM

October 20, 2017

GRAM is pleased to announce its fall exhibitions Andy Warhol’s American Icons and Christian Marclay: Video Quartet.

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GRAM Joins the Symphony Scorecard

September 6, 2017

GRAM announced its collaboration with the Grand Rapids Symphony to offer free admission to GRAM through the Symphony Scorecard today.

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Past Releases
Year Article PDF
2015 A Retrospective Debuts at GRAM this Fall [Press Release]
2015 Women Leaders Honored at Grand Rapids Art Museum [Press Release]
2015 15 Artists Selected for ArtPrize 7 at GRAM: Nature/Nurture [Press Release]
2015 A new Chief Operating Officer at GRAM [pdf]
2015 GRAM to receive National Endowment for the Arts grant [pdf]
2015 GRAM on the Green lineup announced [pdf]
2015 GRAM Unveils exhibition theme for ArtPrize 2015 [pdf]
2015 Juliana Nahas-Viilo joins GRAM team [pdf]
2015 GRAM Presents David Greenwood: Stop Motion [pdf]
2015 Art in Bloom kicks off spring season at GRAM [pdf]
2015 Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Edward Burtynsky: Water [pdf]
2014 Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces new Board Members [pdf]
2014 Intersections Returns to GRAM [pdf]
2014 Anila Quayyum Agha WINS ARTPRIZE PUBLIC & JURIED VOTE [pdf]
2014 GOSITE Pop Up opens this summer [pdf]
2014 GRAM on the Green 2014 [pdf]
2014 Michigan Artist Series: Tim Powers: Below the Surface [pdf]
2014 Generous gift from MEIJER supports free general admission Thursday nights and renews MEIJER Free Tuesdays at the Grand Rapids Art Museum [pdf]
2014 Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Art Museum recognize “Language Artists” [pdf]
2014 Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America at the Grand Rapids Art Museum celebrates Michigan’s outstanding contribution to modern design [pdf]
2014 Grand Rapids Art Museum announces fifth annual Art in Bloom event, March 21-23, 2014 [pdf]
2014 Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection exhibition announcement [pdf]
2014 Dont Miss: Exhibitions in Grand Rapids, San Diego, and Pittsburg – [Link]
2013 GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2013: Encore! exhibition announcement + loan of Rodin’s The Kiss [pdf]
2013 2013 Tree Lighting Ceremony and Opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice RinkThe Kiss [pdf]
2013 Michigan Artist Series Exhibition, Joey Ruiter: Objects in Motion [pdf]
2013 GRAM announces first annual Live Artfully Dinner, honoring David and Judy Frey [pdf]
2013 GRAM Receives 2013 MAEA Distinguished Service Award [pdf]
2013 Masterpieces of Landscape Painting coming from Boston [pdf]
2013 Record Attendance for ArtPrize 2013 at GRAM [pdf]
2013 GRAMStudio: Variety of new workshops and courses announced! [pdf]
2013 GRAM Participates in Blue Star Museums [pdf]
2013 GRAM on the Green 2013 music lineup announcement [pdf]
2013 The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter exhibition announcement [pdf]
2013 Heather McGill: Oblique Angle exhibition announcement [pdf]
2013 Museums Free 4 All 2013 announcement [pdf]
2013 Art in Bloom 2013 [pdf]
2013 The Jansma Print Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum: Five Centuries of Masterpieces [pdf]
2013 Director of Advancement announcement [pdf]
2013 GRAM Announces Project Director for GRAM GoSite Collaborative Space [pdf]
2013 Inside Track: VanderHoff recognizes the value of collaboration [link]
2013 GoSite Inclusion Committee working to represent area sectors [link]
2013 Event held at GRAM celebrates women leaders [link]
2013 GRAM’s Director featured in Solace [pdf]
2012 Graphic Design: Now in Production exhibition announcement [pdf]
2012 Inspired by the Season announcement [pdf]
2012 GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2012: Encore! exhibition announcement [pdf]
2012 Holidays at GRAM 2012 [pdf]
2012 Michigan Artist Series: Robert McCann exhibition announcement [pdf]
2012 Real/Surreal exhibition announcement [pdf]
2012 ArtPrize 2012 at GRAM exhibition announcement [pdf][logos]
2012 Patches of Color on view at GRAM [pdf]
2012 Governor Rick Snyder Visits GRAM [pdf]
2012 GRAM Welcomes Two New Board Members to the Board of Trustees [pdf]
2012 GRAM Participates in Blue Star Museums 2012 [pdf]
2012 Cities in Transition Leadership Conversations Schedule [pdf]
2012 Cities in Transition Exhibition Announcement [pdf]
2012 GRAM Participates in AAMD’s Museum Day 2012 [pdf]
2012 Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle extended through June 3, 2012 [pdf]
2012 GRAM on the Green 2012 Schedule Announced [pdf]
2012 2/28 Synapsis Shuffle Press Conference Summary [pdf]
2012 GRAM Announces Third Annual Art in Bloom Event [pdf]
2012 GRAM Announces Three-Year Partnership with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York [pdf]
2012 Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle – Press Conference Announcement [pdf]
2012 Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle – Shufflers announced [pdf]
2012 Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle contest announcement [pdf]
2012 Michael Pfleghaar: Reinforcing Objecthood exhibition announcement [pdf]
2012 GRAM participates in Museums Free 4 All [pdf]
2012 Rauschenberg exhibition announcements [pdf]
2012 Interview with 3 of the ArtPrize Top 10 Artists [link]
2012 ArtPrize Top 10: Origami [link]
2012 ArtPrize Top 10: Elephants [link]
2012 ArtPrize Top 10: City Band [link]
2012 ArtPrize 2012: Meet Top 10 Artist Kumi Yamashita [link]
2012 ArtPrize 2012: Meet Top 10 Artist Adonna Khare [link]
2012 ArtPrize 2012: Meet Top 10 Artist Chris LaPorte [link]
2012 ArtPrize 2012 Top 25 artist picked for major competition, exhibition at Smithsonian Museum [link]
2012 Kumi Yamashita lives in a world of shadows and wants you to join in for ArtPrize [link]
2012 Rauschenberg featured in Shore Magazine [pdf]
2012 Grand Rapids Art Museum will exhibit art from premier U.S. collection [pdf]
2012 From New York to Paris to … Grand Rapids: An exclusive game of chance art exhibit to display at the GRAM [link]
2012 Grand Rapids Art Museum scores 3-year partnership with NY museum [link]
2012 GRAM Featured on Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Blog [link]
2011 New Year’s Eve at GRAM [pdf]
2011 Randy Van Antwerp named Deputy Director for Administration and CFO [pdf]
2011 GRAM Celebrates Frederik Meijer’s Life and Legacy [pdf]
2011 Holidays at GRAM [pdf]
2011 2011-2012 Board of Trustees Announcement [pdf]
2011 Warrington Colescott: Cabaret, Comedy & Satire exhibition announcement [pdf]
2011 Michigan Perspectives exhibition announcement [pdf]
2011 Director’s Choice: A New Perspective exhibition announcement [pdf]
2011 Michigan Film, Art & Literature Symposium Schedule Announcement [pdf]
2011 Media Collaborations during the ArtPrize 2011 event [pdf]
2011 ArtPrize 2011 Artist Tony Orrico – Performance Schedule [pdf]
2011 Special GRAM Member Benefits During ArtPrize [pdf]
2011 Special Artist Talks Scheduled for September 11 [pdf]
2011 GRAM 2011 ArtPrize Artists Announced [pdf]
2011 ArtPrize 2010 Winner, Cavalry, American Officers, 1921 Deinstallation [pdf]
2011 Michigan Film, Art & Literature Symposium [pdf]
2011 GRAM Announces New Director and CEO [pdf]
2011 GRAM on the Green – 2011 [pdf]
2011 Blue Star Museums Press Release [pdf]
2011 Language Artists: Creature Connections Press Release [pdf]
2011 Audubon Press Release [pdf]
2011 Art In Bloom Press Release [pdf]
2011 Rauschenberg exhibition announcements [pdf]
2010 Chris LaPorte Press Release [pdf]
2010 GRAM 2010 Holiday Press Release [pdf]
2010 GRAM Selects 2010 Trustees Press Release [pdf]
2010 H2 Saxophone Quartet Press Release [pdf]
2010 Maya Lin Press Release [pdf]
2010 Glass from the Past Press Release [pdf]
2010 Diana Ticketing Announcement Press Release [pdf]
2010 Festival Regional Arts Competition Press Release [pdf]
2010 ArtPrize Matching Includes Young Kim Press Release [pdf]
2010 GRAM on the Green Bazaar Press Release [pdf]
2010 Ox-Bow Exhibition Press Release [pdf]
2010 Calder Maquette Press Release [pdf]
2010 Founding Day Press Release [pdf]
2010 Chris Stoffel Overvoorde Press Release [pdf]
2010 GRAM participates with Blue Star Museums Press Release [pdf]
2010 Dutch Utopia Exhibition Press Release [pdf]
2010 International Museum Day Press Release [pdf]
2010 Art in Bloom Press Release [pdf]
2010 Side By Side Exhibition Press Release [pdf]
2010 GRAM Interim Director Announced [pdf]
2010 Armand Merizon Exhibition Press Release [pdf]
2010 Diana Exhibition To Mark Art Museum Centennial Year [pdf]
2010 Calder Jewelry Exhibition Press Release [pdf]
2010 Friday Night Conversations Press Release [pdf]
2009 Director Resignation Press Release [pdf]
2009 Holiday Press Release [pdf]
2009 School Tours Expand with Support from Farmers Insurance Group [pdf]
2009 New 2009 – 2010 Board Members Elected [pdf]
2009 Party of the Century Announced [pdf]
2009 2009 Fall Exhibitions Announced [pdf]
2009 Michigan Film Festival at GRAM [pdf]
2009 GRAM on the Green Outdoor Summer Series Announced [pdf]
2009 ARTPrize Statement [pdf]
2009 José Narezo Honored [pdf]
2009 Exhibition Schedule Altered to Accomodate Economic Climate [pdf]
2009 Frank Stella Exhibition [pdf]
2009 Chicago Tribune features “Art lovers have 6 great reasons for road trips” [pdf]
2009 Shore Magazine features “GRAM GLAM” [pdf]
2008 2008 – 2009 Board Trustees Elected [pdf]
2008 Fall Sunday Concert Schedule Announced [pdf]
2008 Kyle Johnson to Speak at Gordon Parks Tribute Night [pdf]
2008 Nigel Barker to Lecture at Richard Avedon: Larger than Life [pdf]
2008 NEA Grant Awarded to GRAM [pdf]
2008 Jennifer Bartlett Exhibition [pdf]
2008 Gordon Parks Exhibition [pdf]
2008 LEED Gold Plaque Presentation [pdf]
2008 LEED Gold Certification Case Study [pdf]
2008 LEED Gold Certification Awarded [pdf]
2008 Saint Eustace Repatriation [pdf]
2008 Warhol Exhibition [pdf]
2008 Town and Country Magazine features Avedon:Larger than Life [pdf]
2008 Chrisitan Science Monitor features GRAM’s Green Architecture [link]
2008 MSNBC features Warhol: Rapid Exposure Exhibition [pdf]
2008 Michigan Radio profile Andy Warhol exhibition [pdf]
2007 Dürer [pdf]
2007 Rembrandt [pdf]
2007 Grand Rapids Art Museum Opening [pdf]
2007 Grand Rapids Art Museum Fact Sheet [pdf]
2007 NEWSWEEK names Grand Rapids Art Museum top six buildings of 2007 [pdf]
2007 NEWSWEEK praises Grand Rapids Art Museum’s beautiful minimalism [pdf]
2007 Chicago Tribune features new Grand Rapids Art Museum [pdf]
2007 ARCHITECT Magazine profiles the new Grand Rapids Art Museum [pdf]
2007 ARTNews features GRAM new green building [pdf]
2007 New York Times highlights Grand Rapids’ new art museum [pdf]