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Folk Art Tells Our Stories

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GRAM American Perspectives Exhibit /GRAM

Americans celebrate Independence Day in many ways. For many, it might include an outdoor barbeque, a trip to the beach, a family reunion, or, an outdoor band concert. For others – maybe you – it may be with a visit to the GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum. GRCC students and faculty can do that free through the Go See GR program sponsored by Student Life.

The GRAM’s current special exhibit is American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection, which runs through the end of August. Over 80 art objects illustrate people, places, and events spanning American history. The exhibit is organized into sections: Founders; Travelers; Philosophers; and, Seekers, and covers themes including nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. The collection comes from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

For more on American folk art, see The Encyclopedia of American Folk Art which is an eBook with an unlimited user license when you logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

Routledge Encyclopedia of American Folk Art.

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go see gr!

go see gr! logoDid you know that you can visit many local cultural and leisure venues for free?  go see gr! is available to all current GRCC students and employees. Use your RaiderCard to experience Grand Rapids Museums and John Ball Zoo at no cost. The cost of student admission is sponsored by the Campus Activity Fee.  Staff Development is proud to sponsor and fund the cost go see gr! for employees. For more on Grand Rapids, see the Grand Rapids Subject Guide.

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go see gr! free with your RaiderCard

Go See GR Postergo see gr! is a program that provides GRCC students, faculty, and staff free general admission to several Grand Rapids museums and John Ball Zoo!  Student Alliance, Student Life, and Staff Development provide this benefit to students, staff and faculty.

GRCC-ites must present their Raider Card and a GoSeeGR! voucher – available for pickup in the Student Life Office – in order to be able to enter the attractions for free.  Check out the website for details.

Take a look at our Grand Rapids Subject Guide, too!

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