Past Exhibitions

ACTion Art 2024

March 19 & 21, 2024

The Decisive Moment: Sports Photography from GRAM’s Collection

Uncharted Ways Through: Maps, Land, and the Image

Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics

Wealthy Theatre Presents: Experimental Film Selections from Open Projector Night

Animal Allegories

ArtPrize 2023 with Chapel of Ghouls

Everything Beautiful in its Time: Six Centuries of Prints from the Jansma Collection

Selections from the 2023 Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition

Ellsworth Kelly & Jack Youngerman: Surrounding Shapes

Message from Our Planet: Digital Art from the Thoma Collection

2023 Language Artists: Weather Wonders Student Exhibition

Julie Goldstein: Virtual Memory

Nocturnes: Night Scenes from GRAM’s Collection 

Object Oriented: Still Lifes from GRAM’s Collection

Art in Bloom

ACTion Art 2023

March 21 & 23, 2023

Françoise Gilot: Sympathetic Resonance

Presence: The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder

Make a Picture: A Selection of Michigan Photographers from GRAM’s Collection

Rethinking Monuments: American Sculpture in its Time, 1850 – 2000

Dark Days, Bright Skies: Isolation and Quarantine

Salvador Dali: The Twelve Tribes of Israel

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Andrea Dezsö: Family Friends

Living Artfully: Gifts from Dana Friis-Hansen and Mark Holzbach

Stephen Frykholm’s Picnic Posters

Talent Within: GRAM Volunteer Art Show

Language Artists: Weather Wonders

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870 – 1940 | Works from the Bank of America Collection

An Extraordinary Legacy: The Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Collection

WMCAT Teen Fashion Studio: Palettes Past

ACTion Art 2022: Perspectives

March 29 & 31, 2022

Carole Harris: Bright Moments

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

Seen and Not Seen

This Land: American Landscapes from GRAM’s Collection

An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960 – 2018

A Way to Make Pictures

ArtPrize 2021 at GRAM:
My Dearest Friends Project

An Interwoven Legacy: The Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish

Living Artfully: Jim and Mary Nelson

Living Artfully: Jon and MaryAnn McDonald

Selections from the 2021 Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Competition

A Summer Potluck: Stephen Frykholm’s Picnic Posters

Design Highlights from the Permanent Collection

ACTion Art: An exhibition by Artists Creating Together

American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection

Placed/​Displaced: Works Exploring Home from GRAM’s Collection

Heroes: Now and Then

Hand and Machine in Harmony: Regional Arts & Crafts

Her Ideas, Her Stories: Women Artists from GRAM’s Collection

In Black and White

Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy

In Their Own Words

Useful Beauty: Design Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Beauty, Drama, and Nature: Ukiyo‑e Prints from GRAM’s Collection

A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

Looking (at•into•through) Glass

David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling

Worth a Thousand Words: Storytelling with GRAM’s Collection

Relevant: Abstraction from GRAM’s Collection

Billy Mayer: The Shape of Things

Alexander Calder: Pour La Grande Vitesse and other Works on Paper

Melanie Daniel: Only Four Degrees

Maya Lin: Flow

Nicholas Krushenick: Iron Butterfly

Self, Symbol, Surrogate: Artist Portraits from GRAM’s Collection

A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

A Legacy of Love: Selections from The Mabel Perkins Collection

Dylan Miner: Water is Sacred // Trees are Relatives

Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections

Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations

Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

Carl Wilson: Her Purse Smelled Like Juicy Fruit and Other Tales

Andy Warhol’s American Icons

Christian Marclay: Video Quartet

Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects

Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

The Collection in Context

Maureen Nollette: Honorable Ordinaries

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Michael Pfleghaar: Reinforcing Objecthood