Artist Oaklee Thiele sitting with her service dog in front of a large scale artwork with white text on black canvas. The text reads, My Dearest Friends, I dont think we are a priority.

Member Exhibition Opening: ArtPrize 2021 at GRAM

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Members and their guests are invited to celebrate the opening of ArtPrize 2021 at GRAM. Enjoy a preview of the exhibition and a panel discussion with DisArt co-directors Chris Smit and Jill Vyn, artist Oaklee Thiele, and GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt, moderated by Dr. Elizabeth VanArragon.

Guided Tours:

6 pm, 6:30 pm, 7 pm, and 7:30 pm, meet in Museum Lobby (Weather Permitting)

Panel Discussion:

7 – 8 pm, Cook Auditiorium. ASL interpretation and closed captioning provided.

For those who cannot attend in person, the discussion will be livestreamed on GRAM’s Facebook page with closed captioning. On your way out, pick up a complimentary treat to take home.

RSVP online or by calling 616.831.2913 by September 9.

Please note: programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including face covering requirements regardless of vaccination status while indoors, and regular sanitization. Masks will be available for those who do not have one.


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Free for Members