Every Sunday this winter, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Concerts are free with admission and free for members.
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
2 – 3 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center · Grand Rapids, MI 49503
About Ralph Votapek
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Mr. Votapek is a celebrated solo recitalist around the world. He has made hundreds of appearances with major orchestras in the United States and abroad—traversing stages in London, Lisbon, St. Petersburg—making a special commitment to Latin America, where he recently made his 25th appearance. Performing at GRAM this Sunday, Mr. Votapek will treat you to classical selections by Mozart, Brahms, and Debussy. Be sure not to miss this world-class performance. After the concert, enjoy an afternoon at GRAM with our newest exhibitions and a drop-in tour of Prints and Processes!
The Muskegon Museum of Art will present The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker, November 10, 2016 through March 5, 2017.
In the late 1970s, photographer and writer James Perry Walker (1945-2014) traveled Marshall County in northern Mississippi with circuit preacher Reverend Louis Cole. The resulting photographic essay is a visual record of the Reverend and his congregation, of people, place, and their shared religious and community experience.
As a circuit preacher, Reverend Cole gave services at multiple churches of his own, and served as a guest, substitute, or assistant at others, in addition to attending baptisms, weddings, revivals, funerals, fund raisers, deacon meetings, committee meetings, and the like. The photographs in this exhibition cover a period of six years, ending with Cole’s death in 1981.
The Preacher and His Congregation is on loan from the Flint Institute of Arts, which premiered the photographs in 2000.
The Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016
2 – 3 pm
ESME (Eclectic String Music Ensemble)
The Sunday Classical Concert Series is back! Every Sunday during fall and winter, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Concerts are free with admission, and free for members.
Based in West Michigan, ESME is an acoustic string band that excels in blending classical music training with popular music to create a live performance experience. Accessible to music lovers of different ages and varied tastes—you’ll hear favorites by Jimi Hendrix, Dr. Dre, Maroon 5, and more.
Gene Hahn, violin
Jeremy Crosmer, cello
This concert series is a unique showcase of 20 performances by world-renowned musicians, and is open to the public with general admission, and free for all GRAM members.
Grand Rapids Art Museum · 101 Monroe Center · Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday, February 6, 2016 for the Ethnic Heritage Festival. The city of Grand Rapids and the surrounding region have a long standing history of diversity and various cultural traditions dating back from early explorers and fur traders, to modern day cultural rituals from new residents of the region. The Festival is a day-long celebration of music, dance, crafts and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and features a variety of organizations, performances, beer tastings and presentations. The Museum Café will feature ethnic food selections. There will be a special International Beer Tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The beer tasting is open to those 21 and above for $5.00. Tickets will be available at the door. Colorful performances by various ethnic groups will take place throughout the day in the Meijer Theater and Galleria.
Visitors will be able to view the Museum’s exhibitions with two specific exhibitions having a primary focus on diversity and culture: Newcomers: The People of This Place which highlights the ethnic groups that have settled the Grand Rapids area, andAnishinabek: The People of this Place which focuses on the Native American culture in the region.
Ethnic Heritage Festival is FREE with general admission to the Museum.
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