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Become a Member

GRAM members get special treatment with unlimited free admission, parking passes, discounts, exclusive invitations, and more. Members enjoy special member-only access to GRAM each Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm.

Questions? Call the Membership Department at 616.831.2912 or check our Member FAQs.

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General Membership

Select a membership level to see all the benefits.

Individual Membership Benefits

  • Free admission for you and children/​grandchildren under 18
  • Unlimited free admission to GRAM for one individual and one guest with every visit
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition preview parties
  • 20% discount on GRAM Studio Programs including Summer Camp
  • Invitations to members-only lectures, events, and travel
  • 50% off additional guest admission tickets
  • Early access to new exhibitions
  • Subscription to Now at GRAM, the Museum’s member magazine
  • Two 1‑hour parking vouchers for city ramps

Dual Membership Benefits

  • Invitations to members-only exhibition preview parties (4 complimentary tickets to each opening), gallery lectures, and member travel
  • 20% discount on GRAM Studio Programs
  • Four 1‑hour parking vouchers for city ramps
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Visionnaire Membership

For art enthusiasts ages 21 – 40, Visionnaire Membership is a great way to meet other creatives and broaden your social network through unique experiences, late night parties, and exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities.

Individual Visionnaire Benefits

  • Invitations to members-only exhibition preview parties, gallery lectures, and member travel
  • 20% discount on GRAM Studio Programs
  • Two 1‑hour parking vouchers for city ramps
  • Unlimited free admission to GRAM for one individual and one guest with every visit
  • Two complimentary tickets for the member and a guest to each GRAM After Dark
  • Reciprocal benefits at over 1,000 arts and culture institutions across North America
  • Exclusive access to Visionnaires events

Dual Visionnaire Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission for two people plus two guests with every visit
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition preview parties, gallery lectures, and member travel
  • 20% discount on GRAM Studio Programs
  • Four 1‑hour parking vouchers for city ramps
  • Two complimentary tickets for each member card holder in the same household to GRAM After Dark
  • Reciprocal benefits at over 1,000 arts and culture institutions across North America
  • Exclusive access to Visionnaires events
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Student Membership

Affordable 3, 6, or 12-month memberships starting at $15 for students over age 18.

Student Membership Benefits

  • Free general admission for one
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition opening parties, gallery lectures, and day trips

Kendall College of Art and Design Students + GRAM

KCAD students receive a free membership to GRAM for the entirety of their enrollment. Just present a current KCAD ID at GRAM’s Front Desk, or email a copy to membership@artmuseumgr.org to receive free admission and to enroll in the KCAD Student Membership program. Be sure to confirm your student status every year to continue your membership and enjoy all the benefits of belonging. Made possible by Kendall College of Art and Design.

KCAD Student Membership benefits include:

  • Free admission whenever the Museum is open
  • Invitations to members-only preview parties, artist talks, and day trips
  • Discounted price to all GRAM After Dark and select Visionnaire Hosted Events
  • A subscription to Now at GRAM, the Museum’s publication, and e‑newsletters
  • KCAD recent graduates receive a 25% discount off any membership level when joining within three months of graduation.
  • KCAD Alumni receive a $5 discount off any membership level at any point in time.
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Traveler Membership

  • $150
    Traveler

    Dual Membership benefits plus reciprocal membership at over 1,000 arts and cultural institutions across North America.

Traveler Membership Benefits

  • Free admission for two and children/​grandchildren under 18
  • Unlimited free admission to GRAM for two, plus two guests with every visit
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition preview parties
  • 20% discount on GRAM Studio Programs including Summer Camp
  • Invitations to members-only lectures, events, and travel
  • 50% off additional guest admission tickets
  • Early access to new exhibitions
  • Subscription to Now at GRAM, the Museum’s member magazine
  • Eight 1‑hour parking vouchers for city ramps.
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at over 1000 arts and cultural institutions across North America

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Insider Membership

  • $250
    Insider

    All the benefits of Traveler membership, plus inviations to exclusive, Insider-only events.

Insider Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission to GRAM for two, plus four guests with every visit and children/​grandchildren under 18
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition preview parties
  • 20% discount on GRAM Studio Programs including Summer Camp
  • Invitations to members-only lectures, events, and travel
  • 50% off additional guest admission tickets
  • Early access to new exhibitions
  • Subscription to Now at GRAM, the Museum’s member magazine
  • Twelve 1‑hour parking vouchers for city ramps.
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at over 1000 arts and cultural institutions across North America
  • Special invitations to Insider events, like Coffee with the Curator, the unveiling of new acquisitions, and more!
I’ve always believed that a strong arts community is good for the soul of a city. Experiencing artwork also feeds my imagination and gives me new ideas to explore. It’s like food for creative energy. My favorite thing to do at GRAM is attend the exhibition opening events.
— Ritsu Katsumata
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Membership FAQ

    If you would like your member cards, letters, and newsletters to reflect a new name, contact the Membership Office at membership@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2912, and our team will update your information.

    To receive discounts on programs and to register for members-only events create an account online with the email associated with your membership as your username online at artmuseumgr.org/register. Can’t remember the email you used? Contact Visitor Services at info@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.1000.

    Reciprocal memberships are a category of membership that allow reciprocal benefits at more than 1,000 arts and culture institutions across North America. GRAM memberships of over $100 in value receive these benefits.

    GRAM is a member of North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), and Michigan Reciprocal Museums.

    One-hour parking vouchers are available at the Front Desk during your visit to the Museum. Vouchers are for City of Grand Rapids parking ramps only. The number of parking vouchers received varies by level.

    Contact Visitor Services at 616.831.1000 and our team will help you register for your desired event.

    Yes! Complete online form below with your member statement or contact the Membership Office at membership@artmuseumgr.org. We will be in touch, and may schedule a time for the member to come to the Museum for a portrait. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see your feature.

    Memberships are non-refundable or cannot be transferred.

    Yes. Please contact the Membership Office at 616.831.2912 or membership@artmuseumgr.org to update your information. Please also review and update your contact information as you renew your membership.

    You may begin using your membership immediately after purchase and should expect to receive your new digital membership card(s) within a week of joining or renewing. If you opted into a physical card, you can expect your card(s) within three weeks of joining. You may always visit without your card(s). Upon your arrival, check in with Visitor Services with a valid ID.

    Request a new card by contacting Membership at membership@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2912. Your membership is always active, and you enjoy free admission and member benefits with a valid form of ID at the Museum’s Front Desk.

Digital Membership Card FAQs

    Your digital membership card is unique to your membership and displays your name, membership level, expiration date, and a barcode for us to scan. Simply show your digital membership card to Visitor Services at the Front Desk to take advantage of your member benefits.

    Digital membership cards are sent to the primary email address of every active member. You will need to open this email on your mobile device and follow the instructions to download the card. The card will automatically be stored in your IPhone’s wallet app.

    Android users may need to install Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading your card.

    Access the email from your smartphone and click the Download” button, then click Add to Wallet” and Add.” The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet. It can be accessed in Wallet at any time.

    Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the email from your smartphone and click Download” in the membership email, and the card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time.

    Yes. The digital card will automatically update when your membership information changes. For example, your expiration date and membership level will automatically update the next time you renew or upgrade your membership. This means that you only have to download the card once.

    If you prefer a physical card, you can opt-in for a free card when you renew or join online, by mail, phone, or in person. If you’d like to receive a physical card in the middle of your membership term, contact the Membership Office at 616.831.2912 or membership@artmuseumgr.org.

    You can opt-in to a free physical card when you renew or join online, by mail, phone, or in person.

    Please contact the Membership Office at 616.831.2912 or membership@artmuseumgr.org and we will fix our error.

    Yes. Please contact the Membership Office at 616.831.2912, and we can resend the email for you to download and enjoy your digital membership card. You may also want to check the Junk, Spam, and Unwanted folders of your email.

    For memberships with more than one member, each member will receive a unique digital membership card via email. If a membership with two members has only one email address on record, then both digital membership cards will be sent to the primary email address. Members can then forward the email to ensure that their partner receives their digital membership card.

    If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card. If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.

    Digital membership cards for memberships with reciprocal benefits display NARM, ROAM, and Michigan Reciprocal Museum banners. Simply show your digital membership card at participating museums to receive free or reduced admission.