GRAM on the Green 2017 Lineup

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to announce the lineup for its ninth annual GRAM on the Green free outdoor summer concert series.
 
Running for six weeks throughout July and August, the concert series features some of the best local and regional talent Grand Rapids has to offer. Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the Museum’s outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, dancing, food trucks, art-making activities, and a cash bar.
Visit the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday nights and see the city landscape come to life as a dynamic and inclusive gathering space.
 
From Latin alternative and Jazz to Hip-hop and Folk rock, GRAM on the Green’s 2017 lineup offers a diverse array of performers.
 
The festivities don’t stop outside—admission to the Museum is free during GRAM on the Green evenings from 5 pm – 9 pm, as it coincides with Meijer Free Thursday Nights.
 
Concert guests are invited inside the galleries to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months: The Art of Rube Goldberg, Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta, Off-Shore and On The Beach, and the Permanent Collection on Level 3 of the Museum.
 
2017 Lineup:
Cabildo, Latin alternative
July 6, 6 – 9 pm
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The Crane Wives, Folk rock
July 13, 6 – 9 pm
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The Great Ones (Lady Ace Boogie + JROB) feat. Orlando of BedRock and
DJ Dean Martian, Hip-hop
July 20, 6 – 9 pm
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COMPLETE VII and SuperDre
(Ages 21+), Electronic/House
July 27, 9 pm – Midnight
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The Accidentals, Indie folk rock
August 3, 6 – 9 pm
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Walter White, Jazz
August 10, 6 – 9 pm
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Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Art in Bloom-March 24 – 26, 2017

Art in Bloom
March 24, 2017 – March 26, 2017
 
Art in Bloom is a bi-annual, one-weekend-only exhibition that celebrates the combined beauty of art and floral design. Come see the first signs of spring at the Museum while touring the galleries and enjoying extravagant floral sculptures. Our region’s most talented floral designers will create thought provoking and elegantly designed arrangements inspired by works from the Museum’s collection. These floral sculptures emphasize, challenge, and build upon elements and concepts within the original work of art, creating an extraordinary dialogue between the two pieces. Visitors will be invited to select the People’s Choice Award Winner by casting a vote for their favorite floral sculpture. This three-day exhibition is a must-see!Friday, March 24, 2017
 
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Art in Bloom floral design on view and People’s Choice Award voting opens
Third Floor Galleries | Free with admission
6:00 pm Opening Reception
Auditorium | Free for members, general public welcome with price of admission | Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres
 
7:00 pm Juried Winner Announcement
 
7:30 pm Creativity Uncorked: An adult studio and after-hours gallery experience.
 
 
Saturday, March 25, 2017
 
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Galleries open and People’s Choice Award Voting Continues
Third Floor Galleries | Free with admission
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Art in Bloom Tour with Ron Platt and Alice Waterous AIFD, CF, CFD, PFCI
Meet in the lobby | Free for members, general public welcome with price of admission
 
12:00 -1:00 pm Little Member Morning
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1:00 pm Drop-in Studio
Garden Room & Betz Studio | Free with admission
 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
 
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Galleries open and People’s Choice Award Voting Continues
Voting closes at 1:30 pm | Third Floor Galleries | Free with admission
2:00 pm People’s Choice Award Announced before Sunday Classical Concert
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2:00 pm Sunday Classical Concert Series: Music in Bloom
Featuring Jennifer Walvoord (violin), Andrew Le (piano), Leslie VanBecker (viola), and Alicia ESundayClassical_mark-300x300ppinga (cello)
Lobby | Free with admission
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Sunday Classical Concert Series @ GRAM

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!

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The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker, November 10, 2016 through March 5, 2017.

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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.

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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
P:231.720.2570

http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org/

 

 

Sunday Classical Concert Series

 

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Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.831.1000
Sunday Classical Concert Series
Sunday, Nov 20, 2 – 3 pm
ADIOSWATCH: Leanne King

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.

About ADIOSWATCH
Grand Rapids Symphony’s own violist, Leanne King, performs as ADIOSWATCH. When you take a viola and add a laptop, you get King’s electrifying solo performance—transforming what you previously thought stringed instruments could do. Featuring contemporary composers who combine traditional and electronic sounds, don’t miss the concert at GRAM this Sunday that throws an exciting twist on a classical instrument!

Sunday Classical Concert Series

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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.

About ESME
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.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum · 101 Monroe Center · Grand Rapids, MI 49503

2016 Ethnic Heritage Festival, Grand Rapids, MI

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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.

More information at:

2016 Ethnic Heritage Festival