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Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-831-1000
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Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 15, 2014
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Troy, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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Indianapolis
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Kentwood
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I travelled over 7 hours to Artprize, after stumbling on it online. It was fantastic! It is an annually run art contest with the biggest prize being $200,000. Participants have the unique opportunity to have a say in what they loved by voting. It's an amazing concept and a truly wonderful event. There were over 1500 entries at venues all... More

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great exhibitions! My husband and I really enjoyed ArtPrize this year. Friendly staff. We would love to revisit next time we are in the area.

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Troy, Michigan
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317 reviews 317 reviews
69 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum wasn't very big but it was nice. Since we were there the week before Art Prize, some of the galleries were closed but they warned us in advance and there was a discount so that was fine. They have an excellent gift shop too.

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Peachtree City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A must when visiting GR. Take your time, plan on at least 2.5 hours to make your way around. Well organized and gift shop is well stocked.

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Mahwah NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

GRAM was preparing for the city's Art Prize event so there were no special exhibitions opened...we did receive a discount, however. I appreciated that this museum not only displays the traditional 'dead' and established artists, but also displays emerging artists, particularly previous Art Prize recipients

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our first venture to the GRAM was fun and we loved the art! The crowds were the longest for this venue, but the wait was well worth it.

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