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Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Ranked #10 of 37 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The GRAM has so much to offer all year round, There are always new pieces of art and new exhibits here. Being right next to Rosa Parks Circle, I visit here a few times a year! There are so many cool pieces of art and there are friendly staff members and security. Definitely coming back many times in the future!

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London, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (clever acronym GRAM) is well laid out over three floors, with some areas especially good for children. There is an area with videos playing showing how some art works are created, and a chance for kids to participate. The works on display include regional talent, and some more famous international works. The space is well... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a great museum for a city the size of Grand Rapids. Well worth the trip if you are in the general area. The range of art in the permanent collection is from Old Masters to very Contemporary. I especially liked that there were Michigan artists included in the displays. So often in first-class museums the local artists are... More

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McAllen, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum was great. We were in town from Texas, for Art Prize, and went into the museum. We loved it. Not only the Art Prize displays, but all of the displays. The building itself is cool, truly a great place to present the pieces. Even if you dont think you "like" art, there is something here for you somewhere.... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went on the free Thursday night. Starting at 5 p.m., entry is free. They have a great collection in this little art museum! Including Renoir and Rodin. Helpful hint: don't visit the week after Art Prize though. They may have sections closed off due to deinstallation.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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176 reviews 176 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Museum does a very good job of keeping new exhibits in and has ranged from Andy Warhol to Princess Diana Exhibit. They keep the place very clean and fresh. The price is minimal and its a great way to get a little culture in your life. Great location right downtown by Rosa Park Circle where they do ice skating... More

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Troy, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited this museum as an artprize venue. The top prize winner was here in addition to several category contenders/winners. The entrance was free that weekend, I'm not sure if it always is. Bigger bags and umbrellas must be checked in at the front, and there was a balloon check outside so you can leave your balloons outside (I thought... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I attended as part of the ArtPrize event but was astonished at the large and excellent collection of quality and classic art works in their permanent collection. Several Picassos, a Renoir and Winslow Homer to name a few. The size was perfect..not overwhelming and easy to enjoy in a day.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I recently visited Grand Rapids for the first time for the ArtPrize competition and had the chance to visit GRAM as well as half a dozen other arts venues. However, GRAM stood out for being the best curated space I saw, with really intelligent display and placement of artwork. The museum itself is pretty new and attractive and high quality... More

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18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The GRAM has lot of very impressive entries into Artprize and has host many of the winners over the last 6 years. It is a great place to see many different things. Paintings, structures, and more can cause great thought provoking conversions

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