GRAM is one of the premiere ArtPrize venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Centrally located in the heart of the city, GRAM is known for hosting some of the strongest work in this international art competition; Public Vote Grand Prize winners in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and the Juried Grand Prize winner in 2014. GRAM was also shortlisted for the honor of Best Venue in 2013 and 2014. Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM provides diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills. Through dynamic exhibitions, collections, learning initiatives, and community collaborations, GRAM serves as a cultural beacon and civic anchor. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and status as the first LEED® Gold certified art museum in the world. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.
- Free public bathrooms: Yes
- Free public parking: No
- Handicap accessible: Yes
Artist & Connection Information
ArtPrize 2016 at GRAM will bring another thematic exhibition of work from artists across the globe to West Michigan. Past/Present/Future will feature the work of artists who are considering this broad theme from myriad perspectives. Presented throughout GRAM’s 1st and 2nd levels, Past/Present/Future will bring together a diverse array of artists creating in a spectrum of contemporary art and design media. Works included may concern dramatic moments in history, memorialize individuals or events, assess current cultural conditions, muse on time, or envision life in the near or distant future.