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Elizabeth Payne
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Press Releases

Women Leaders Honored at Grand Rapids Art Museum

June 21, 2017

GRAM is pleased to announce the seven outstanding women who will be honored at WomenConnect 2017.

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GRAM to Receive Award from National Endowment for the Arts

June 14, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its award to the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) today as part of their second round of funding for fiscal year 2017.

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GRAM on the Green 2017 Lineup Announced

May 18, 2017

GRAM is pleased to announce the lineup for its ninth annual GRAM on the Green free outdoor summer concert series.

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The Art of Rube Goldberg Arrives at GRAM

May 1, 2017

Exhibition on view May 20 – August 27, 2017

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GRAM launches Media Arts Center with WOOD TV8

April 26, 2017

GRAM is excited to announce it has entered into a one-of-a-kind partnership with WOOD TV8 to form the GRAM WOOD TV Media Arts Center.

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Art in Bloom Returns to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

March 3, 2017

GRAM is pleased to announce the return of its bi-annual spring celebration of art and floral design, Art in Bloom.

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Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta

February 3, 2017

Exhibition on view February 5 – August 27, 2017

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Welcomes New GRS Music Director Marcelo Lehninger

January 24, 2017

GRAM welcomes the Grand Rapids Symphony’s recently appointed Music Director, Marcelo Lehninger.

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Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects

January 17, 2017

Exhibition on view February 5 – April 30, 2017

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A New Director of Learning and Creativity at GRAM

January 4, 2017

Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), announced the promotion of Christopher Bruce to Director of Learning and Creativity.

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The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time!

September 27, 2016

Halloween party with in-gallery trick-or-treating, art making in GRAM Studio, story time, and more!

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ArtPrize Eight at GRAM: Past/Present/Future

August 29, 2016

Exhibition on view September 1 – October 30, 2016

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Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

August 23, 2016

Exhibition on view October 23 – January 15, 2017

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GRAM on the Green

May 18, 2016

The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 8th season with a hot lineup of six performances from some of the best local and regional acts.

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The Collection in Context

May 6, 2016

Exhibition on view May 22, 2016 – August 14, 2016

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Maurice Sendak: Where the Wild Things Are

March 24, 2016

Exhibition on view April 9 – May 22, 2016

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Year of the Innovative Women

January 30, 2016

Diverse lineup of exhibitions and programming celebrates innovative women artists and entrepreneurs.

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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]