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Light the Night

Thursday, Dec 15, 2022
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Make the most of one of the longest nights of the year with activities exploring how light is celebrated in cultures around the world! Organized in partnership with the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, this event for guests of all ages features representatives from several groups in our community, each sharing their culture’s emphasis on celebrating light. 

Activities include creating light-up holiday cards, chatting with docents in the galleries about artwork inspired by light, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and interactive experiences led by the community groups from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, including presentations on Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, and the Bahá’í Faith.

Thank you to the program partner for Light the Night: Kaufman Interfaith Institute.

All activities and general admission are free, and registration is not required. Please note: General Museum admission does not include entrance to The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited.

Please note: Program safety measures include face covering recommendations, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. Masks will be available for those who do not have one.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

For more information, contact Director of Learning and Creativity Kristen Hoeker at 616.831.2930 or

Free with Admission