The Grand Rapids Art Museum will officially reopen to the public Saturday after welcoming GRAM members for soft openings last week and this week.
“I’m thrilled to announce the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s reopening and welcome everyone back to our galleries,” GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen said. “The well-being of our staff, volunteers and guests remain our top priority, and we’re excited to reopen our doors with enhanced precautions and limited hours so our visitors can safely enjoy the transformational power of art.”
The museum’s hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, noon-9 p.m. Thursday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday.
The GRAM has made accommodations for guests who are experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19 by offering free admissions, courtesy of Meijer. The Meijer Free Days will be all day on Tuesdays and 5-9 p.m. Thursday nights.
With the opening of GRAM comes health and safety requirements. Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of 2. The temperatures of each individual will be checked at the door, and the number of guests will be controlled to ensure social distancing is enforced.
There will be regular deep cleaning of the museum and increased hand sanitization stations and touch-free interactions at the Visitor Services desk.
“A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass” and “Useful Beauty: Design Highlights” from the permanent collection exhibitions will be extended for visitors to view through Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, respectively. There will be a rotating presentation of works from GRAM’s collection also on view on all three levels.
Visitors are encouraged to reserve advance timed tickets online and will receive a 10% discount for any online ticket purchases. Due to a limited capacity, tickets can be purchased up to two weeks in advance. Visitor services will temporarily operate on a cash-free basis for visitors purchasing tickets on-site.
The museum will continue to share free digital resources, including artist interviews and talks, virtual tours, artmaking activities and more at artmuseumgr.org/museumfromhome.
GRM intern Maggie Eastland contributed to this report.