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Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-831-1000
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first time into the downtown heart of Grand Rapids. It was free for us to get into the museum as it was a meijer free tuesday during the summer. It is a very nice museum with many interesting things to see. I'm not sure I would have wanted to pay for my kids to get in after... More

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Augusta, GA
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174 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We were killing time in Grand Rapids and had already been to the Gerald Ford Museum. The Public Museum was more for kids, and so we went to the Art Museum. We were glad that we had North American reciprocal privileges here because there wasn't much to see;however, we always enjoy looking at any art collections we find.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The museum isn't huge so you don't have to take a ton of time to see it. There are 3 floors, with much of the room being given to temporary exhibits. The current exhibit, "Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America" was extremely interesting and diverse. The museum space itself is very sparse and is all about the exhibits. We aren't... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If it's this or the Meijer Sculpture Garden, definitely go to the Sculpture Garden. But if you need an hour or two of indoor activity, this will be entertaining. My favorite exhibit was four sewn panels of a lake scene by Ann Loveless. So gorgeous, and I can't even imagine how long it took to make. Admission's not that expensive,... More

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Grand Rapids, MI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The GRAM suffers from a collection that is mediocre at best. There are far better paintings at the best small art museum in American, which is located a bit further west in Muskegon. And the Detroit Institute of Art is one of the ten best in the world. The city fathers and mothers in GR have never made the commitment... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice variety of art, some of the art prize exhibits were still on display. Very relaxing way to spend few hours.

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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We found this very interesting during art prize 2013. I don't think I would probably spend alot of time and enjoy myself as much if I had to pay to look at the art in the museum.

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Webberville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great exhibits to admire and we enjoyed the concert. Staff was friendly and helpful. Very nice museum!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of art the museum had to offer. Seeing some selections from the annual Art Prize show was a bonus. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. You can use your iPhone or iPad to listen to the information as you look at the art. Parking is nearby as are some very fine restaurants.

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Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Needed something to do in the afternoon on December 31st before the evening activities. The six of us all visited this museum and everyone walked away impressed. For the $8.00 entry fee it was well worth the money.

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