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Grand Rapids Art Museum

Address: 101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-831-1000
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Ranked #10 of 86 things to do in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Madison, Wisconsin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A building with a spacious sense, the Art Center was an excellent way to spend 3 hours. The Edward Burtynsky exhibit, especially, was a startling collection of large-scale photographs highlighting our association with nature. Particularly captivating were spectacular shots of India pit wells, various river deltas, and American desert-city areas. The photographs have a sense of lament, and a call... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

visited during the marks of genius exhibition featuring a diverse collection of some of the masters I had never seen. Will definitely return.

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Lansing, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wife and I came to Grand Rapids for a week day afternoon and made the GRAM a part of that visit. They had just opened some new exhibits, but it was my first time in a while so I really couldn't say what was new and what wasn't to the collection. There are some big names represented and some great... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I took my sons there to experience the Art Prize winning entry "Intersections". We ended up thoroughly enjoying the entire museum. It's hard to call it a museum when it is alive and engaging and purposeful. My sons really enjoyed the Drawing Studio, and Saturday is particularly good for families, with programs.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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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233 reviews 233 reviews
47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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