A self portrait oil painting by Mathias J. Alten. On top of the image, colorful confetti has been added.

Free Day: Mathias Alten Birthday Celebration

Saturday, Feb 13, 2021
12:00 pm — 6:00 pm

In honor of artist Mathias J. Alten’s 150th birthday, join GRAM for free admission from 12 – 6 pm on Saturday, February 13! Drop by and explore the Museum’s current exhibitions, including Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy, and participate in hands-on programming:

  • Drop-In Studio: Mini Reclaimed Weaving, 1 – 4pm – Explore how to use a mini loom to create unique textures with a variety of weaving materials.
  • Gallery Chat: Sketching, 1 – 2pm – Docents will be available in the galleries to discuss Mathias J. Alten’s artwork and will provide free sketchbooks and pencils to lead participants in drawing activities.

Please reserve your tickets before arriving. Capacity is limited.

We’re excited for guests to safely participate in select programming at the Museum. Expect new procedures, including: reduced program capacity to ensure distancing, face covering requirements, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. 

Auditorium, Level 2 Galleries

For more information, contact Visitor Services at 616.831.1000.


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