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This Weekend at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

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This Weekend at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Catch a film on American Impressionists during Friday Nights at GRAM, Halloween and art activities for kids on Saturday and an inspiring concert in the Wege Pavilion on Sunday. For more information, see schedule below.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Join us for Friday Nights at GRAM from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. FREE for members and $5 for non-members, includes admission to exhibitions.
Cash bar located in Museum Café & Lobby from 5:00 – 8:30 pm, buffet dinner 5:30 – 8:30pm. Art activities to engage with the Fall Exhibitions are available all evening.

7:00 – 7:45 PM
Art Dialogue
Film: Connecticut: Seasons of Light Cradle of American Impressionism (2003)
Narrated by Brian Dennehy

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stop by in your Halloween costume and receive some goodies!
Special Halloween GRAM Gallery Activity Guides available for kids of all ages.

Saturday All Day With The Arts
Explore. Entertain. Engage Share The Experience of Art.
Drop in the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Education Center on Louis Street anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for family activities. Children and their adult chaperones are welcome to join the fun and participate in exciting art exploration activities in the education studios. Visit or call 831-1000.

10:00 - 3:00 PM
Education Center
October’s Theme: Discovering Cities: Paris, London and Grand Rapids Studio Activities: Families will discover the art and culture of the city in conjunction with the fall exhibitions. Kid-friendly tours run at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm while drop in studio activities and gallery sketching take place all day. Using a variety of mediums, visitors will create an interpretation of the American identity, landscape and ingenuity.

Every Saturday

  • Art Making Projects -Drop in
  • Kid friendly tours
  • Sketching in the galleries
  • Family activity guides
  • Garden room art stations

Sunday, November 1, 2009

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday Brunch offered in the café.
Special Sunday Brunch Menu
2:00 – 2:45 PM

******Fall Chamber Concert Series********
Beaumont Brass Quintet
MSU Brass Department:
Ava Ordman, Associate Professor of Trombone
Philip Sinder, Professor of Tub and Euphonium
Richard Illman, Associate Professor of Trumpet
Ross Hoksbergen, Trumpet
Janine Gaboury, Associate Professor of Horn

Experience a music event unlike any other in Western Michigan. The fall concert series presents the best in live classical chamber music performances in the unique surroundings of the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s architecture and collections.

Remember, parking is FREE in city lots on Sundays!

Currently on view:
American Impressionism: Paintings from The Phillips Collection
Tissot’s London 1871 – 1882: The Art and Culture of City Life
James McNeill Whistler and the Romance of Great Cities
GRAM 100 Year History Exhibition and Film
ArtPrize Winner Ran Ortner’s Open Water no.24

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