Guests sketching and discussing artwork with GRAM staff in the gallery.

Middle + High School Educator Professional Development: American Perspectives

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm

This in-person professional development session for middle and high school educators will introduce participants to American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, focusing on the primary themes and cross-curricular connections featured in the exhibition. Educators will learn how to use folk art objects as primary sources and receive additional resources about lessons and art-making activities for a variety of classrooms and subject areas.

SCECH Credits: 2.5

If event registration capacity is reached, please contact Emily Jarvi at to be placed on a waiting list.

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.


For more information, contact School Experience Manager, Emily Jarvi, at 616.831.2928 or