Discovery Club: We Love Art!

A young child smiles as she uses markers in the GRAM Studio. 

Discovery Club: We Love Art!

February 12, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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GRAM Discovery Club is an educational program for children ages 3-5 and their families. It occurs on select Wednesdays, and each session features a new theme to engage children in the exhibitions with games, stories, music, and an art project.

On February 12, let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing our love of art!  Participants will go on a special scavenger hunt in the Museum exploring the artwork they love most, experience story time in the galleries, and create a special art project in the studio. Deadline to register is Monday, February 10.  Register by emailing Kristen Hoeker, Group Experience Manager, at khoeker@artmuseumgr.org.

$3 per child/member child 3-5 years old
$7 per adult
Member adults are free

Family Day: Earth Day

Family creating artwork in the GRAM Studio. 

Family Day: Earth Day

April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Families of all ages are invited to join GRAM in celebrating Earth Day and the exhibition A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass.  There will be special activities throughout the day to explore environmental themes in artwork, the LEED Gold Certified features in the museum’s building, and much more!

  • Join a docent guided tour offered throughout the day
  • Enjoy story time in the galleries
  • Listen to a special family musical performance
  • Create art projects
  • Complete a scavenger hunt for a prize
  • Participate in a community art project

All activities are included free with museum admission, and no registration is required.  For more information, please contact Visitor Services at 616-831-1000.

Drop-In Sketching Tour: Contemporary Glass

Guests looking at artwork with a docent. 

Drop-In Sketching Tour: Contemporary Glass

February 8, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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On the second Saturday of each month, join a docent-guided sketching tour of GRAM’s exhibitions. Sketching is a wonderful way to look more deeply at the works of art on view as well as express your own creativity. These tours are open to individuals of all ages and levels of experience, and supplies are provided. Tours meet in the Museum Lobby.

On February 8, join us for a docent-guided sketching tour of A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass. The exhibition explores glass as an ideal medium for a wide array of processes including blowing, kiln-forming, casting, and flame-working. A New State of Matter features work by contemporary artists who are using glass in innovative ways, while presenting its metaphorical possibilities.

Drop-In Tour: Made in the Mitten

Docent discussing artwork with guests on tour. 

Drop-In Tour: Made in the Mitten

May 16, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Drop-in and explore the galleries with one of our dedicated docents, and discover the Museum’s newest exhibitions and works in the collection. This is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers of all ages to explore the many works on view at GRAM. Registration is not required. Tours meet in the Museum Lobby.

Michigan is home to majestic landscapes, diverse residents, and talented artists. During this tour, discover Michigan’s history and learn about artists—past and present—that call this state home. View exceptional furniture pieces made from regional lumber and immerse yourself in the natural wonder of the Great Lakes.

Discovery Club: Welcome Spring!

Young children in the gallery with a staff member participating in an interactive game. 

Discovery Club: Welcome Spring!

April 8, 2020, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Become a member

GRAM Discovery Club is an educational program for children ages 3-5 and their families. It occurs on select Wednesdays, and each session features a new theme to engage children in the exhibitions with games, stories, music, and an art project.

Say hello to spring at GRAM!  Participants will dance like flowers, go on a spring-themed treasure hunt in the galleries, listen to a special story, and create a springtime art project in the Studio.

$3 per child/member child 3-5 years old
$7 per adult
Member adults are free

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SOLD OUT: Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

Two guests smile as they stand next to each other and admire artwork. 

SOLD OUT: Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

February 8, 2020, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Update: This tour is sold out. 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special guided tour at GRAM!  Guests will explore love, companionship, passion, and dedication depicted in artwork throughout the galleries. At the conclusion, receive a special chocolate treat to complete your visit with your sweetheart. Registration is required by February 5th.

$7 Adult
$6 Senior (62 over)
$4 Child (6-17)
Members are Free

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Drop-In Tour: American Impressionism

Guests in a half circle around a docent discussing a portrait of a woman. 

Drop-In Tour: American Impressionism

May 26, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Drop-in and explore the galleries with one of our dedicated docents, and discover the Museum’s newest exhibitions and works in the collection. This is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers of all ages to explore the many works on view at GRAM. Registration is not required. Tours meet in the Museum Lobby.

On May 26, drop by GRAM and tour In A New Light: American Impressionism 1870—1940, a sweeping survey of groundbreaking paintings, prints, and drawings from acclaimed impressionistic artists. The 130 works included in the exhibition reflect the changing mindset of America from the mid-19th to early 20th century. The exhibition concentrates on regional artists’ colonies that were crucial to the American Impressionism movement.

Drop-In Tour: Contemporary Glass

Guests discussing artwork with a docent in the gallery. 

Drop-In Tour: Contemporary Glass

February 11, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Become a member

Drop-in and explore the galleries with one of our dedicated docents, and discover the Museum’s newest exhibitions and works in the collection. This is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers of all ages to explore the many works on view at GRAM. Registration is not required. Tours meet in the Museum Lobby.

On February 11, drop into GRAM for a docent-guided tour of A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass. The exhibition explores glass as an ideal medium for a wide array of processes including blowing, kiln-forming, casting, and flame-working. A New State of Matter features work by contemporary artists who are using glass in innovative ways, while presenting its metaphorical possibilities.

Drop-in tours are free with admission and meet in the Museum Lobby at 1 pm. No registration required.

Drop-In Tour: American Impressionism

Docent discussing artwork in the gallery with guests on tour. 

Drop-In Tour: American Impressionism

May 30, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Become a member

Drop-in and explore the galleries with one of our dedicated docents, and discover the Museum’s newest exhibitions and works in the collection. This is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers of all ages to explore the many works on view at GRAM. Registration is not required. Tours meet in the Museum Lobby.

On May 30, drop by GRAM and tour In A New Light: American Impressionism 1870—1940, a sweeping survey of groundbreaking paintings, prints, and drawings from acclaimed impressionistic artists. The 130 works included in the exhibition reflect the changing mindset of America from the mid-19th to early 20th century. The exhibition concentrates on regional artists’ colonies that were crucial to the American Impressionism movement.

Drop-In Tour: Abstract Art

Docent discussing artwork with guests on tour. 

Drop-In Tour: Abstract Art

February 15, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Take the intimidation out of abstract art with the help of a GRAM docent leading the way. Guests will explore the emotions and techniques behind the passionate works of art, including the use of color, perspective, and style.

Drop-in tours are free with admission and meet in the Museum Lobby at 1 pm. No registration required.