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Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful building and a very strong collection of 20th Century art. If you like the German Expressionists, the art and design of the 20th century in general, and appreciate the craft arts, you will love this place! Be sure not to miss the Maya Lin piece across the street from the museum. The staff is super friendly as well!

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Leawood, KS
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The GRAM is a rather small art museum that you can blitz in an hour or less. It has a comfortable lobby where you can rest your tired feet on comfy sofas if you don't want to climb the stairs for a deeper look. Don't miss the Picasso on the second floor .... Probably the best art piece in the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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442 reviews 442 reviews
197 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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69 reviews 69 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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