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Grand Rapids Art Museum

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Address: 101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: 616-831-1000
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Hours:
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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Excellent regional art museum

Rotating galleries. Always something different to see. Great curator puts together interesting shows. Open until 9:00 pm on Thursdays and it's free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
aphillips005
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rotating galleries. Always something different to see. Great curator puts together interesting shows. Open until 9:00 pm on Thursdays and it's free.

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valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After all the raves about GRAM, I hoped I would not be disappointed. It turned out to be even lovelier than I had expected. Instead of the usual chronological or "school of" grouping, the works are displayed in a seemingly idiosyncratic manner that works. The photographic display showcased gorgeous works by famous and not so famous artists. No digital photos... More 

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Thank hurdlehouse
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm partial to the GRAM as this is where we hosted our wedding/reception. Outside of an awesome event, the GRAM consistently offers a top of the line curation to be experienced year round. Whether it's during ArtPrize or their summer concert series, they never cease to impress.

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Thank nicholekladder
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Thursday evenings (early July- August) the GRAM has free concerts from 6-9 pm. Concerts are held outside the museum, food trucks are parked in front, and there is a cash bar. Admission to the museum is free during this time.

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Thank Sue D
West Michigan
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full disclosure--we are members of GRAM, so I am biased.That said, GRAM is a wonderful museum. Its central location makes it convenient to other downtown Grand Rapids museums, restaurants, and entertainment. The building itself is a piece of art, and the fact that it's LEED certified is a bonus. The permanent collection is varied and just the right size to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The GRAM is a favorite place to visit when downtown Grand Rapids. Tuesday's are free. Memberships are available and affordable for regular visitors. The museum has a wide range of art. Andy Warhol to classic artists to new exhibits that make you think. The GRAM always has top art during ArtPrize that sometimes has an extended stay.

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Thank rdsw
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful building, quiet, bright and airy. Exhibits are well presented and curated. While few of the exhibits are spectacular, there are some interesting pieces, particularly the furniture. Current exhibition of etchings by Whistler and contemporaries is delightful

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Thank Ewan C
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

There are some lovely features of this museum and offers some lovely exhibitions. The intimacy of the small concerts they have is as sweet as the quality of the music. It's a great way to spend some time.

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Thank MurJD
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The GRAM is accessible and interesting for everyone from babies to retirees. I frequently visit with my baby and toddler on free Tuesdays (sponsored by Meijer), and we're never disappointed by the permanent or temporary installations. Though it's packed during ArtPrize, you must visit during this festival to see some of the best, and likely the winners.

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Thank MeanderingLocavore
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is housed in a very original building. The architecture itself is worth the visit. During Art Prize, in the fall, many of the most interesting pieces are displayed at the museum. It has a nice auditorium that frequently features chamber music.

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