Membership Exchange: Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum Member Exchange 

Membership Exchange: Grand Rapids Public Museum

February 2021, All month event, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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This February, GRPM and GRAM Members enjoy reciprocal benefits the entire month! GRAM members may use the code GRAM2021 for reserving advance tickets online at https://tickets.grpm.org/ with access to free general admission. There is an upcharge for planetarium shows and the special exhibit “Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO Bricks”. Members will need to show their GRAM member card upon entrance with the ticket QR code.

Visit www.grpm.org for GRPM’s Museum hours.

Not a GRAM Member? Explore membership levels and join today at www.artmuseumgr.org/membership.

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

Glasses of wine and cheese on a table 

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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Ready to learn something new?

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.

Ticket sales have ended for this event and unfortunately we cannot accept “walk-ins” (or call-ins) at the time of the event.

Public Art in Grand Rapids 2020 – Virtual Panel Discussion

Mural paintings outside GRAM building 

Public Art in Grand Rapids 2020 – Virtual Panel Discussion

January 27, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Artists and organizations came together to make 2020 a notable year for public art in Grand Rapids. In May, artists working with the organization Lions and Rabbits assembled downtown to paint murals on many of the plywood panels that were put up over broken windows, a project funded by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc (DGRI). 2020 also marked the inauguration of “The Women’s Way Initiative,” an ambitious effort coordinated by DGRI and Lions and Rabbits.

DGRI’s Director of Space Management, Kimberly van Driel, and artists, Jasmine Bruce and Jeffrey Songco, join GRAM’s Chief Curator, Ron Platt, for a lively discussion on DGRI’s goals and ambitions for its public art programs, what motivates an artist to make work for a public audience, and what our participants have planned for 2021.

This event is free to attend, open to the public, and pre-registration is required to access the zoom link.

Virtual Visionnaire Series: Staying Creative in 2021

Two headshots are stitched together into one photo. The headshot on the left shows a young woman, Dayna Walton, looking off to the side and smiling. On the right, a young man, Erik Lauchié, is seated, looking directly into the camera with a big smile. 

Virtual Visionnaire Series: Staying Creative in 2021

January 12, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Free, registration required via Zoom

Speakers:
Erik Lauchié, Creative Director, Carbon Stories
Dayna Walton, Printmaker and Owner, Solstice Handmade

Moderator:
Brian Hedrick, Graphic Designer, GRAM

Join us for the first Visionnaire Series of 2021! Hear from local creatives Erik Lauchié and Dayna Walton on how they’ve navigated their businesses and artistic practice over the past year, and looking ahead, how they plan to stay creative in 2021.

About the Speakers:

Dayna Walton is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design, earning her BFA and Excellence Award in Printmaking in May of 2019. Her background is in studying natural science illustration, and she makes her prints, patterns, and design work with imagery focused on exploring biodiversity and ecology. Taking a community approach in her small business, Solstice Handmade, she works with other local artisans to create unique and artful objects and empower other artists.

Erik Lauchié is a young entrepreneur. He founded Carbon Stories, a Grand Rapids and Brooklyn-based creative agency in 2015 at the age of 19. Carbon tells its clients’ stories and shares experiences through numerous media forms, including; photography, videography, and graphic design. Since the start, Carbon has traveled around the world capturing content. Lauchié’s motto is Create Daily.

This event is organized by the Visionnaire Executive Committee. The Visionnaire Executive Committee is a group of creative young adults, ages 21-40, committed to introducing new audiences to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and encouraging lifelong engagement. Through a variety of events and programs, the Executive Committee furthers GRAM’s mission to connect people through art, creativity, and design, and promote the Museum’s world-class collection and special exhibitions.

Drop-In Studio: Miniature Reclaimed Weaving

small blue and white weaving handing on a wall with books 

Drop-In Studio: Miniature Reclaimed Weaving

Saturdays in February, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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During the month of February, learn how to weave for yourself! Join GRAM Studio in the auditorium and explore how to use a mini loom to create unique textures with a variety of weaving materials. Free to members, free with admission for non-members. For more information, please contact GRAM Studio at gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2927.

Please note: programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including reduced program capacity to ensure distancing, face covering requirements, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/materials among participants.

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Saturday Studio Session: Advanced Collage Techniques

collage of woman with colored paper on a shelf with plants 

Saturday Studio Session: Advanced Collage Techniques

January 30, 2021, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

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GRAM Studio

$35, 20% off for members

Join us once a month for unique and creative art-making sessions influenced by a range of art practices. During the session, you’ll be guided through concept and material exploration. Through hands-on projects and gallery tours, participants will develop a deeper understanding of art and personal expression.

On January 30, expand your collage skills and try your hand at chine-colle—a method that explores the beauty in layering translucent, textured paper. Working with lightweight Japanese papers and other found materials, discover the delicate art of this versatile collage process. Guests are welcome to bring in collage materials to work with. All materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, please contact GRAM Studio at gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2927.

Please note: Programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including reduced program capacity to ensure distancing, face covering requirements, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/materials among participants.

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Newly Reinstalled Collection Galleries Tour with Chief Curator Ron Platt

Design collection 

Newly Reinstalled Collection Galleries Tour with Chief Curator Ron Platt

December 4, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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On Friday, December 4th at 6pm we are excited to offer an inside look at the newly reinstalled collection galleries with Chief Curator Ron Platt. Join us via Zoom for this live tour experience that will include selections of rarely seen works of contemporary art and design and will include an opportunity for Q&A. You can register online here. Please note, preregistration is required. We hope you can join us!

If you need assistance with registration, please contact our Visitor Services team on Tuesday (12pm – 6pm) or Thursday (12pm – 9pm) at 616.831.1000. We hope to see you Friday!

Dia De Los Muertos

A photograph from above of a movie theater complex in downtown Grand Rapids 

Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2020, 1:00 PM-6:30 PM

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Join us for a family-friendly day of Disney’s, Coco, and activities. We will be showing Coco in both English and Spanish with subtitles for both. The Grand Rapids Art Museum will be providing art bags for children to go along with the film. Social Distancing will be practiced and masks will be required. Tickets are sold in groups of 4 for $20 to adhere to Studio Park’s Social Distancing guidelines.

*The English showing is from 1- 3:30 PM and the Spanish showing is from 4 – 6:30 PM*

This event is sponsored by Studio Park, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Hispanic Center of West Michigan, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Member Early Access Hours

Couple in Art Gallery 

Member Early Access Hours

November 7, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Free, Members-only

Members enjoy early access to the Museum before we open to the public every Saturday 10 am – 12 pm. Members are encouraged to reserve their admission tickets online prior to arrival. Thank you for helping us provide touch-free ticketing!

Please note:

  • When selecting a ticket option, you are selecting your 30 minute entrance window.
  • We ask that guests try to limit their visit to two hours.
  • To limit capacity, tickets can be purchased up to two weeks in advance, and new batches of tickets will become available each week
  • Reserve Tickets for
    Saturday, Nov 7,10:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 7, 10:30 AM
    Saturday, Nov 7, 11:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 7, 11:30 AM

    If you need any assistance with online ticketing, please contact Visitor Services at 616.831.1000 or info@artmuseumgr.org

    Not a member? Join today!

    Member Early Access Hours

    Couple in Art Gallery 

    Member Early Access Hours

    October 31, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Become a member

    Free, Members-only

    Members enjoy early access to the Museum before we open to the public every Saturday 10 am – 12 pm. Members are encouraged to reserve their admission tickets online prior to arrival. Thank you for helping us provide touch-free ticketing!

    Please note:

  • When selecting a ticket option, you are selecting your 30 minute entrance window.
  • We ask that guests try to limit their visit to two hours.
  • To limit capacity, tickets can be purchased up to two weeks in advance, and new batches of tickets will become available each week
  • Reserve Tickets for
    Saturday, October 31,10:00 AM
    Saturday, October 31, 10:30 AM
    Saturday, October 31, 11:00 AM
    Saturday, October 31, 11:30 AM

    If you need any assistance with online ticketing, please contact Visitor Services at 616.831.1000 or info@artmuseumgr.org

    Not a member? Join today!