For Immediate Release

Grand Rapids Art Museum Offers Free Admission for Ages 17 and Under During Winter Break

GRAM will waive admission fees for visitors age 17 and under from December 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI December 17, 2019 — Announced today, the Grand Rapids Art Museum will waive admission fees for visitors age 17 and under from December 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Families can explore GRAM’s current exhibitions including David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling, Michigan Artist Series Billy Mayer: The Shape of Things, and the permanent collection galleries on Level III.

Additionally, the Museum will be offering an extended Drop-in Studio schedule from Thursday, December 26 through Saturday, December 28 from 1 — 4 pm. Visitors of all ages can participate in these free hands-on workshops, crafting festive graham cracker houses to take home.

Free programming during Winter Break:

- Free admission for ages 17 and under, December 21 — January 5

- Drop-In Studio: Graham Cracker Houses, December 26 — 28, 1 — 4 pm

- Drop-in Tour: The Art of Wordless Storytelling, December 28, 1- 2 pm

- Drop-in Studio: Discover Reverse Painting, January 5, 1 — 4 pm

Guests visiting during winter break are invited to experience David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling before it closes on January 12. The exhibition is a colorful survey of the career of one of the most highly acclaimed book illustrators in the world, and includes in-gallery activities and interactive spaces to inspire visitors of all ages.

To plan your visit to the Museum during winter break, visit

About the Grand Rapids Art Museum 

Connecting people through art, creativity, and design. Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the art museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft. 
For museum hours and admission fees, visit